Ricky Cool has been fronting and performing in bands sine the mid 1970’s and is associated with some of the finest music to come out of the West Midlands.
Since then Ricky Cool has fronted and played with a number of bands presenting American and Jamaican music in an authentic and entertaining way. He co-founded The Big Town Playboys, the band that nurtured the talent of Mike Sanchez. Ricky Cool and the Rialto’s became the nucleus of Robert Plant’s first Honeydrippers line up. In Ricky Cool and the Western Swing Allstars, Ricky worked alongside some of the finest musicians in London including B.J.Cole and Bobby Valentino.
Ricky is regarded as one of the finest exponents of Blues and Country style harmonica in the UK and as such he still works with Mike Sanchez and also gigs with 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 his ‘Billy Connolly Bites Your Bum’ DVD.
With his new line up, simply called Ricky Cool, Ricky presents a musical mix of original numbers, ska, bluebeat, rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues, plus entertainment in the inimitable Ricky Cool style.
Ricky Cool & The In Crowd tour dates listed on Ents24.com since May 2014.