Ralph has performed or recorded with Paul McCartney, George Martin, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Madonna, Tom Jones, Mike Oldfield, Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, The Beach Boys, Wynton Marsalis and many more. Ralph toured the world in Van Morrisons band from 1995-1999, recording four albums with him. He has played on the soundtracks to over 170 movies, including Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Askhaban, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King. Ralph is currently a member of The Waterboys.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceI stepped in for one show with Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens at very short notice. I just managed to get the whole gig down on paper before leaving the room for the show. We topped and tailed some of the tunes at soundcheck and played the show. It went very well...after every tune he smiled at me.
What Drives Your Creativity?The feeling of being part of the creative process in a great musical ensemble is simply incredible. I just love making music and listening to the greats...and there are loads of those to choose from!
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Vic Virth are unmatched in quality and range! I love playing these marvellous sticks, brushes and mallets as they are the conduit between my musical ideas and the surface of the instrument and they allow me to relax and play to the best of my ability.