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.
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 plays with Jessica and the Ragged Company, a Country and Americana Band. They play at the major Country festivals across the UK and at the clubs on that circuit. They are very popular and Jessica is said to have one of, if not the best female voices on the scene.
Rick is the drummer in the Lol Goodman Band.
Probably the most original band on the road today, by sticking to their guns and playing almost exclusively original blues/rock inspired material, the Lol Goodman Band are building a reputation as THE BAND to see on the blues circuit. With three critically acclaimed albums of all original material to their name, a record deal with RIGHT TRACK RECORDS to distribute “Just Wanna Say” and all future releases through UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and appearances at top UK blues clubs and major festivals, this is the MUST SEE, MUST HEAR, MUST BOOK band.
He has worked with the UK’s best Tina Turner tribute, Kinisha Morgan-Williams, and has played at some of the biggest tribute festivals including Glastonbudget and Faux Fest. Her information is here
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.
Rick has an ad-hoc side project, Doctor Truth, who can fuse Jazz, Gospel, Soul and Blues. It is effectively a small group of musicians who have either gigged as themselves or backing major artists. The band have a reputation for delivering exciting performances on the National and European Blues Club and Festival circuit.
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.
Rick toured with Robert Lucas, a sensational Bluesman originally from Los Angeles when he visited the UK. After these tours Lucas joined Canned Heat. He was a gentleman and an enthusiast You can find out more on the Robert Lucas Wikipedia page here
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
- Rock ‘n’ Roll
- Pop music,
- 60’s 70’s 80’s and the more modern chart material
- Glam Rock
- Strict Tempo Ballroom
Effectively he can manage most styles of playing.
Working with a click track is no problem!