Ricardo Minter, Bandleader of Philly Wedding Band Big Ric Rising

Bandleader of Big Ric Rising, Ricardo Minter

Big Ric Rising Bandleader, Ricardo Minter

Want energy at your next event? Look no further than Big Ric!

Big Ric, Ricardo Minter, has always been a showstopper. He absolutely loves performing and brings high energy and fun to every event he and the band perform. Not only is he the bandleader but the emcee and lead singer of Big Ric Rising, and works directly with clients to ensure a perfect event. With Big Ric in charge, you have nothing to worry about.  He wants his clients to know you are getting his full and undivided attention during your planning process, all the way through to your event.

About Big Ric Rising Bandleader, Big Ric

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Big Ric always knew that music was his calling, and has been performing for over 20 years. He was born and raised in Philadelphia where he even attended West Catholic High School. 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.

Ric decided to follow his passions and continue his education at Franklin Learning Center where he spent a year diving into his Arts and Humanity classes, nourishing his love for music.

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Once finishing his education. 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.

One of the major influences that eventually helped Ric become a bandleader was watching both of his parents perform in their church choir.

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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 20 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.

Big Ric and the band have performed at every major venue in the Philadelphia area, with some notable performances being:

  • The American Heart Association Heart Ball
  • The Philadelphia Eagles 2022, and 2023 Home Opener
  • The Union League of Philadelphia Spring Ball
  • 6ABC News Anchor, Jessica Boyington’s Wedding at the Ballroom at the Ben
  • and many more!
Big Ric Rising Performs Jessica Boyington's Wedding

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Ric believes personal relationships are one of the most important parts of planning and event, and wants to bring warmth and confidence to you after every conversation. Ric states, “I don’t care where I am, I’m going to give you 110%.”

Big Ric is one of the best entertainers in the Philadelphia area, and with over 25 years of experience running successful weddings and events, he knows exactly how to take your day to the next level. Click the button below to learn more about booking Big Ric!