Ricky Cool has built up a reputation over the years he has been performing for presenting some of the best in American and Jamaican grooves.
He is renowned as a highly entertaining front man who always works with great musicians.
Ricky Cool and the In Crowd deliver an explosive mixture of ska, bluebeat, rock ’n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues plus entertainment in the inimitable Ricky Cool style, guaranteed to get your feet itching to dance.
They will be coming to Alexander’s in Chester on Friday, October 9.
The name Ricky Cool first burst on the scene in the 1970s, when Ricky Cool and the Icebergs became one of the first bands in the country to play swing style rhythm and blues, together with western swing.
The name soon became established and his reputation for delivering great, danceable music in a highly entertaining way began.
Since then Ricky Cool has fronted and played with a number of bands presenting authentic American and Jamaican music.
He co-founded The Big Town Playboys, the band that nurtured the talent of Mike Sanchez. Ricky Cool and the Rialtos became the nucleus of Robert Plant’s first Honeydrippers line up.
In the Top Rankin’ he worked alongside some of Birmingham’s finest reggae musicians and Kingston legend George Nightingale.
Ricky is regarded as one of the finest exponents of blues and country style harmonica in the UK and can sometimes be seen gigging with Mike Sanchez and rising UK blues star Big Boy Bloater.
He has played on recordings by Hank Wangford, Matchbox, Mike Sanchez and even toured with Billy Connolly, as can be seen on the Billy Connolly Bites Your Bum DVD.
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