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Through his early days at high-school in the late 70s Rickys ears where filled with early disco throu to the anarchic sound of the late punk era and then flung feet first into the then New Romantic sound of the 80s. . looking back at the time it just felt that all modern music was all about being part of something Ricky says. In the early years it was his brother that always had the musical genius, from playing the drums and guitar at an early age to ending up creating noises from early analogue synthesizers the house was always filled with music in one form or another.Throu the early 80s Ricky listened to such bands as Japan, Talk Talk, Depeche Mode, China Crisis and the then almost unheard of U2.

Eventually after leaving school in 1983 and going to college Ricky started to listen to listen to early electro and Chicago influenced dance music. Not really enjoying hip hop he started listening to a new house sound that was emerging. Finally in the summer of 89 a trip for a weekend to London made its mark, flicking throu the radio stations one Friday evening at a mates flat whilst getting ready to go out we found Sunrise fm....... and the rest just fell into place...
So even at that point d.j ing was not the option mearly being part of the scene was enough, going to the parties, buying the records, it was all part of something. Over the early years Ricky has played at such clubs as Miss Moneypennies in Birmingham and around the country on various club tours such as Gods Kitchen, Slinky and Cream.

In December 2002 Ricky launched Somewhere with dedicated website ( www.somewhere4u.co.uk ) creating a new avenue for the east of England regions clued up clubbers playing a deep electronic house sound. Keeping an underground vibe to these nights has always been important. With Ricky as resident warming up for some of the worlds finest house d.js has taught him how to read a crowd, building the night up without going over the top. His events have featured guests including Pete Tong, Danny Rampling,Jo Mills, X-Press 2, Tim Deluxe, Radio 1s Lottie and Yousef, Mr C, Pete Heller, Terry Farley, Inland Knights, FC Kahuna, Mutiny, Lisa Loud, Jon Carter and Tim Sheridan plus many more.

2004 also saw Ricky awarded a residency on a 15 date national tour of Po Na Na venues ( www.ponana.com ) taking in cities across the country including Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Lincoln, Edinburgh, Oxford, Reading, Leicester and Norwich. Guest d.js on this tour included Danny Rampling, Radio 1s Yousef and Jon Carter.
On the European front 2003s highlight saw Ricky play Barcelonas 3500 capacity Ei Bi Si whilst summer 2004 he has been over to Ibiza playing at pool partys, guesting various clubs and playing on the beach at Kanya plus a special one hour live mix on Ibizas HFM radio station.
2005 saw a move to London coincide with further notable bookings at the Egg, Turnmills for Tribal Sessions and the Pacha London mainroom for Circo Loco Ibiza. Add to this a monthly residency at Neighbourhood in West London and 2005 was a busy year. Culminating in Rickys own Somewhere New Years Eve party with special guests X-Press 2.

In 2006 Ricky spent more time concentrating on his own productions and remixes whilst his Somewhere brand has grown with events across the U.K. His city centre outdoor parties in Norwich are legendary in the East of England with guests getting the chance to play open air in the U.K. The summer saw more bookings at Pacha London whilst hosting a room for the Gallery @ Turnmills concentrating on the more deeper tech house side of the house genre. With further " live " mixes broadcast on the web and across Ibiza via HFM Ibiza. Ending 2006 with another sold out event on New Years Eve playing alongside Tim Deluxe. Early 2007 saw Ricky spending more time again in the studio whilst planning the fifth coming summer series of parties in Norwich. Production wise his remix of Elektrochemie - Lucky Star found its way into the play list of Jo Mills who noted it as her " tune of the weekend " on Kiss FM. Also this summer another brand new track is set to see the light of day - based around a classic ARP synth sample " Someone " is set to blow up a storm.

Summer 2007 also saw the launch of a weekly radio show every Saturday on HFM Ibiza ( www.hfmibiza.com ), launching on June16th this gives Ricky the opportunity to reach out to a far wider audience. Resulting in gigs across the Island including Privilege and DC10 for Superfreq. Ricky returned to Ibiza each summer playing at Pete Tong's Wonderland nights at Eden whilst in the UK concentrating on his Somewhere open air events at the Norwich 16th century courtyard venue  - Henrys.

Ove r the continuing years these events saw the likes of M.A.N.D.Y, Layo & Bushwacka!, Mr C, Groove Armada, Heidi, Dan Ghenacia, Sasse, Terry Francis, James Priestley, Danny HowellS and Clive Henry all guest.


In more recent years and with a young family beside him Ricky formed the Little Fluffy Clouds Family Rave - taking the unique party to Festivals across the UK and in Summer 2019 Dreamland in Margate. Moving back to Margate ( his birtrh town ) has resulted in meeting new creative people and forming Solarwaves ( www.wearesolarwaves.com )



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