Ric is a drummer/percussionist/musical director/songwriter/mixer/producer & drum instructor, who has been playing drums since age 4. First in front of the television with plastic poles along to long standing British cult pop show 'Top of the Pops' & then 20 years later performing live on 'Top of the Pops' with many artists. Ric has worked both live & in the studio with many artists and producers such as - Artists: Modern English (Universal)Calvin Harris (Sony/BMG) Tricky (Epitaph), Frank Musik (Universal) Chris Lung (LUNG - Nigel Kennedy- EMI Classics) Amy Studt (19 Management/Polydor) Gary Numan (Artful), Un-cut (Warner Music) Rico (Chrysalis.), Jimmy James (& The Vagabonds), The High Fidelity /Soup dragons, (Arista.), Matthew Jay (Parlaphone.) Tam (Roadrunner), Brian Robertson, (Thin Lizzy), Imogen Heap (Island). Swati Natekar (Craig Armstrong, Nitin Sawhney) Soma records (Silicone Soul) Sidewinder (Soma), The Jazz Collective, Dom Brown (Duran Duran) & many other artists. Producers: Tim Goldsworthy (Primal Scream/Uncle/DJ Shadow). Jim Abbiss (Sneaker Pimps/Lamb/Massive Attack). Joe King (Radiohead/Steveie Wonder/Tindersticks). Ray Schulman (Roadrunner /Various Artists). John Leckie (Radiohead/Muse/Pink Floyd). Gilbert Gabriel (Dream Academy/Various Artists). Ric Pete (Charlatans/Six by Seven/Muse). Matt Ellis (Louise/Rico/Various Artists). Ian Jones (Metallica/Faith No More/EMI USA). And many others.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceHeadlining the Radio 1 John Peel stage at Glastonbury Festival , as a drummer/Musical director for 'Calvin Harris'.
What Drives Your Creativity?The strive to be the best drummer/musician & human being that i can be, as music is life.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I choose Vic Firth as their products are made with passion & are consistently & perfectly made, every time!! Thank you Vic Firth for a history second to none of Incredible products & support for us artists.