Big Ric Rising Band Leader Bio
Want energy at your next event? Look no further than Big Ric, the Big Ric Rising Band leader, Ricardo “Big Ric” Minter has been performing for over 20 years. He was born and raised in Philadelphia where he even attended the same school, West Catholic High School, as Kurt Titchenell – Jellyroll band leader and BVTLive founder and President. Ric went on to FLC (Franklin Learning Center) where he spent a year diving into his Arts and Humanity classes, nourishing his love for music. From then on Ric started playing at local restaurants in several different acts, always remembered by his audiences for his strong voice, charismatic personality, and his entertaining performances. The first inception of Big Ric Rising was in Big Ric and the Roller’s, which Ric later strayed from as he got into the wedding industry and formed the well known Big Ric Rising band.
Big Ric has always been a showstopper. He always knew that music was his calling. One of the major influences that eventually helped Ric become a bandleader was watching both of his parents perform in their church choir. Coming from a blue-collar family and being a professional union roofer, music slowly took over Ric’s life and became more than a hobby or a side job. He absolutely loves performing and brings high energy and fun to every event. Every member of Big Ric Rising is vital to the great entertainment you receive. In fact, band members Trineice and Bert have been alongside Ric for over 18 years. You never have to worry whether Ric will miss an event; he’s performed no matter what the case – even in a full leg cast, sling, and a wheelchair! He prides himself on bringing fun to the stage and being able to elevate an audience with his band. Not only is he the emcee and lead singer of Big Ric Rising, he is also the Big Ric Rising’s bandleader, and works directly with clients to ensure a perfect event. With Big Ric as the bandleader, you have nothing to worry about. What you see is what you get! He takes care of everything and wants clients to know you are getting him and his full attention for your event. Ric believes personal relationships are important and wants to bring warmth and confidence to you after every conversation. He says, “I don’t care where I am, I’m going to give you 110%.” He is one of the best entertainers in the Philadelphia area. Book Big Ric Rising Band Leader Big Ric and the Band today!
As a long time wedding industry professional I thought I would know exactly how it would feel to be at a wedding reception of my own daughter. I was wrong! It was so much more fun then I imagined! I also have a new appreciation for what a live band can bring to a party. We had the complete pleasure of having Big Ric Rising play at our daughter's wedding last Saturday. It was simply the best day our family has ever experienced! From the moment the bride and groom were introduced into the room the entire band made it feel like they were family. They played like it was the only wedding that ever mattered to them. Our family and guests are still calling us a week later to say that Big Ric and the band made our day simply the best wedding they had ever attende. We are so glad we made the decision to use BVT and Big Ric. It was so easy dealing with Renee and the office staff, and Ric was responsive to any questions and special requests. There is no question who will will use for our next family event.
Big Ric Minter, I just wanted to Thank You for an epic night at our daughter's wedding. From the minute you played the first song the dance floor went crazy. The energy and enthusiasm you bring with you is contiguous . Our family and all our guests had a BLAST. We love you BIG Ric and can't thank you enough for making our wedding a wonderful memory that we will have for a lifetime. You and your Band are awesome.
David Campli and Valerie DiSanto Campli
WOW WOW WOW is all I can say! My husband and I hired Big Ric Rising from BVTLive for our wedding this past August. Big Ric Rising was nothing short of incredible. He was so unbelievable that I still have friends who attended my wedding asking me for his contact information all of these months later. Big Ric is a TRUE professional and is honestly one of the most gifted vocalists I have ever heard. In fact, he played my Bat Mitzvah in 2002 and my wedding in 2016--now who can say that! Big Ric Rising is an incredible ensemble of 10 musicians and if you are looking to throw an epic party than they are definitely the band for you. Big Ric made the night so special and it truly the best night of my life. If you want a PARTY that your guests will talk about for years to come then Big Ric Rising from BVTLive is your man.