Born and raised in Philadelphia, Big Ric began his distinguished career as a child singing in local talent shows and performing in high school theatre and other events throughout the city. After graduating school, he had the opportunity to perform with such musical greats as Grover Washington Jr., James Brown, and Sam and Dave.
Big Ric has entertained a host of VIPs, benefits, charities, and special events. He has had the privilege of performing for such dignitaries as President Bill Clinton, Ben Vereen and Governor Ed Rendell.
Amongst all those who Big Ric has had the privilege of working with and for, he points to lead female vocalist Trineice as his biggest inspiration. Big Ric looks forward to many more years of entertaining the Philadelphia and surrounding area!