You may have heard us playing out Games by ricky e. on Phoenix FM recently – and we caught up with ricky to find out more about his life and music.
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
I’m 22 years old, born and raised in Washington state (could just say Seattle) and still reside there! I am obsessed with my cat Theo who is my best friend, and I have always loved singing and music.
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
I have always loved music and have been singing since I was 3 years old. I grew up in the church but my favourite part was always the worship service because we got to sing. I was in choir for all 4 years of high school and have sang at a few weddings as well as the national anthem my senior year of high school.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
The artists I listened to growing up varied – primarily country and Christian music when I was really little. once I was older, I began to listen to pop music, like Kesha, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga etc.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
I would describe my music as heartfelt, heartbroken and soulful. I only have one song currently out but the next one is going to be at a faster pace. The primary genre is RandB with pop as a secondary genre!
What music have you recorded and released to date?
I have only recorded and released this song, “games”, as it is my debut single!
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
I love Kehlani, Tori Kelly, Ella Mai and Sza. Kehlani and Tori definitely influence my music. Tori always tells stories in her music and Kehlani always has that nice randb vibe.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
Honestly, I would love to harmonize with Tori Kelly one day!
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are to consider to release music and share my voice with the world. This is my dream and my passion!
Where can we find out more about you?
You can find me on Spotify.