Rick started his singing career back in 1982, when he joined Wolverhampton-based band STEEL. Although the band encountered various problems with Management and Record Companies, they achieved quite a following around the West Midlands, working with other artists such as Magnum, Hanoi Rocks, Phil Lynott and Barclay James Harvest. Moving on from Steel, Rick then joined Irish based band MAMA'S BOYS. After a stay of nearly two years, he was forced to leave the band due to illness. This was a real blow to his career, but after a long recovery period, he was able to continue singing. In 1989, the band GRAFFITI was formed. Graffiti earned themselves a huge following, and played many venues across England, Ireland, U.S.A. and Europe.
With a lot of studio experience, including session work for radio stations, record companies, marketing companies and individual song-writers, recording in England, Ireland, Germany and Italy. Rick's many live appearances include gigs in the UK, Germany, USA and Poland, playing to live audiences of up to 55,000.
Classically trained voice.
Venues include: The Roxy (Los Angeles), Marquee Club (London), Hippodrome (London), Milton Keynes Bowl, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Manchester Apollo, Glasgow SECC, Rock City Nottingham, Hammersmith Apollo, Colston Hall, Bristol, Inkelsburghl & Inselweise festivals (Germany), Sopot Festival (Poland), plus numerous other venues & "toilets" of various sizes around the World! Biggest audience played (Excluding T.V coverage): 55,000.
Dodger (Bassist), Xcalibre, Steel, Mama's Boys, Graffiti, Ned Kelly, Double Cross, Alibi, King's Call, John Coghlan's Quo (Bassist/Vocalist)
TOURED & JAMMED WITH:
Status Quo, Gary Moore, Marillion, Nazareth, Jethro Tull, Magnum, Hanoi Rocks, Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Graham Parker, Danger Danger, Dokken, Mama's Boys, Little Angels, Graffiti, Double Cross, Alibi, Black Crowes, Ted McKenna (Rory Gallagher / The Sensational Alex Harvey Band /MSG/ Gillan), FM, Roachford, Lol Mason (City Boy), John Coghlan (Status Quo), Rory Gallagher, Bob Catley (Magnum), Styx. UFO, Pat McManus Band, Rage of Angels.
Sessions performed in top studios in England, Ireland, Germany & Italy, including Battery-London, Red Bus-London,
Abbey Road-London, Time-Genoa (Italy), Westland-Dublin, Windmill-Dublin, Graffiti-Munich (Germany), The Ecology Rooms-Kent & Ridge Farm-Surrey.
SESSIONS OF NOTE:
CBS Records, Sony Music (Munich), C&A European advertising campaign (Video shown on German cinema, MTV Europe & Viva channels).
Film extra for the following:
"HONEST": All Saints/Dave Stewart production
"HORNBLOWER": TV Series
"LIBERTINE": Johnny Depp
"THE NEW WORLD": Colin Farrell
"ELIZABETH THE VIRGIN QUEEN"