Rick Lacey

Freelance Drummer

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Rick is widely regarded as one of the finest Blues drummers in the North West.

He has played proper Chicago Blues in Chicago and second line drum patterns in New Orleans.

He has toured the UK with Joanna Connor from Chicago and Robert Lucas (Ex Canned Heat) and is an experienced recording artist.

Rick has also played with pop bands Paper Lace, the Glitter Band, and Lieutenant Pigeon, Rick fell headlong into the blues having played with Steve Gibbons. He has played extensively throughout UK and Europe.

Rick has also played Samba in Portugal and Bangra Bollywood for Hindu weddings.

He is also experienced at playing huge festivals on the Blues Circuit and with top Tina Turner tribute artist Kinisha Morgan Williams, Proving his versatility he is known for playing in Soul bands and Function bands. Naturally he is in demand as a freelance drummer, he is able to learn quickly and programme a Midi Sequencer to compliment the parts he is playing. 


Rick is very comfortable playing to click or sequencers.

For 5 years Rick became well known for his work co-presenting the BBC Radio blues show, ’The Lancashire Blue Notes’ with Nick Dow.