Rick has been on the music scene for over 30 years. He has performed in many diverse musical groups. He has performed with such legends as James Montgomery, Matt "Guitar" Murphy (Blues Brothers), 70’s soul vocalist Joe Tex, and jazz great Louis Belson, among others. Rick has also performed with the Marvelettes, the Coasters, and the 5 Satins.
Rick also played extensively in the New England scene. Included in those groups are the premier Hartford horn band Street Temperature and contemporary pop group New Star, in which Rick toured Canada, Japan and Singapore. He played with the Floyd Patterson Band and won the best band award in the Valley Advocate. Other bands he has performed with include the Zywacks and the Sallins-Marshall Project.
Currently Rick is touring the U.S. with the most in demand Motown group Souled Out. He is also performing with CT’s super trio the Varela- Laramie-Marshall (VLM) Project, now known as Frank Varela & Upstream.
Rick is a faculty member at the Community Music School of Springfield MA. He teaches drum set and is known for his work in the community.