Rick is an experienced International Festival Standard Drummer, having played in Chicago, New Orleans, France, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal and Spain, as well as at some of the biggest UK Blues and Tribute Festivals.

Rick is the drummer in SOULvation who are a live Soul, Motown, Funk and Disco function band based in the North West of England who play classic songs from the 60’s through to the present day. They are highly regarded especially in the Wedding and Function Circuit.

Rick is also the drummer in Doctor Truth, an international gigging band fusing Jazz, Gospel, Soul and Blues. The band have a reputation for delivering exciting performances on the National and European Blues Club and Festival circuit. as a Blues based covers / originals or backing high level artists in the Soul and Funk scene.

He has worked with the UK’s best-known Tina Turner tribute, Kinisha Morgan-Williams, and has played at some of the biggest tribute festivals including Glastonbudget and Faux Fest.

He was the driving force reproducing the grooves of “The Big Figure” with “Down At The Doctors” who were regarded as one of the very best Dr Feelgood tribute bands in the UK who played with the encouragement and support of Dr Feelgood themselves.

He works as a freelance session drummer and also with international acts visiting the UK.

Rick is a versatile and experienced drummer, with a solid groove who plays with finesse, subtlety and delicacy.

Blues and Soul are his favourite musical styles. Having played at some huge Festivals he can easily and effortlessly work with event organisers for main stages or playing venues on the trail circuit. He is experienced at meeting the demands of the more formal approach needed for Weddings, cabaret clubs as well as playing in Function bands.

Rick is experienced working in a Video production environment, knows what is needed and can prepare accordingly.

Rick is experienced in a wide variety of musical styles, obviously Blues but also

  • Soul
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Pop music,
  • 60’s 70’s 80’s and the more modern chart material
  • Glam Rock
  • Cabaret
  • Strict Tempo Ballroom

Effectively he can manage most styles of playing.

Working with a click track is no problem!