Coming into the UK music business from America via Old Hill, Ricky first hit the headlines with The Icebergs, only to re-form as The Realtos where he came to the attention of ex-Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant who recruited him into his Honeydrippers. Ricky’s next project was The Big Town Playboys which began his long-term partnership with Andy Silvester of Savoy Brown and Chicken Shack. One of the hottest frontmen in the business, Ricky moved on to the unstoppable Hoola Boola Boys who toured with such greats as the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis. Now, with his new line up, simply called Ricky Cool, Ricky presents a musical mix of original numbers, ska, bluebeat, rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues, plus entertainment in the inimitable Ricky Cool style. Listen to his most recent CD and you’ll get the flavour of what we mean.
Ricky appears at All Bar One at 7pm on Thursday 11th, Dudley Zoo & Castle at 7:30pm on Friday 12th, Du Vere Village Urban Resort at 8pm on Saturday 13th, and The Brasshouse at 3pm on Sunday 14th