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Rick Strickland: Press

“Ricky is one of the most talented people that has been my pleasure to work with. Besides being a terrific writer, he is a truly gifted singer with phenomenal range. We have been really good friends over the years -- best of luck to him.”
-- Billy Joe Royal, International Recording Star (Down in the Boondocks, Cherry Hill Park, Burn Like A Rocket)

“Rick Strickland is one of the most requested artists we play on the Breeze.”
-- Leo Wyndham, Radio Personality

“I’ve never heard a bad Rick Strickland song. Rick Strickland has never asked me to play one of his songs. I play Rick Strickland songs because I want to -- because they’re so good.”
--Woody Wyndham, Radio Personality

“When I first heard Rick Strickland, I said now that guy can sing. But as I got to know Rick, I realized he was much more. Rick is an incredible singer, song writer, musician, and performer. Rick is the total package.”
-- Craig Woolard, The Craig Woolard Band

“Not only is Rick Strickland a first rate song writer, he also has one of the best voices in Beach music. Having shared a stage with Rick many times, I’ve never seen him give less than 150 percent in a live performance. I am a Rick Strickland fan.”
-- Bo Schronce, Lead Vocalist, “The Fantastic Shakers”

“Very exciting stage presence ...Rick Strickland is a true talent and deserves your attention.”
-- Steve Hardy, Radio Personality, “Steve Hardy’s Original Beach Party Band”

“Rick is the best R&B, Rock or Beach singer to ever come out of South Carolina. I’ve known him for about 30 years, and he never fails to amaze me with his vocal and other musical abilities.”
--Warren Moise, composer/producer of “Mr. Beach” by The ShagTime Band and “Ocean Boulevard” by Band of Oz”

“Rick is not only an excellent vocalist and musician; he is the best arranger that I have worked with. He is also an excellent writer and best studio vocalist that I have seen over the many years that I have been in this business.”
--David A. Hicks, Different Drummer, Inc., “Band of Oz”
Various Reviews
Saturday night at J.B. Pivots, I had the pleasure of spinning some tunes after The Rick Strickland Band played. This was my first time seeing his new three-member group. Rick sang many of his current and past hits as well as some neat medleys. He even had requests to do some songs again in the last set. This guy's talent is something else. Something that I like to see on stage is the performers having fun. they can be the best vocalist in the world, but if they just stand up there and sing, I am totally under-whelmed. I worked some gigs with BOZ when Rick was with them and he had lots of energy on stage. He hasn't lost his zeal when the state lights some on and the music starts. His vocals and guitar playing were top shelf, folks. If you get a chance to check him out with his band mates, do so. (September 1, 2007)