Rick has always been meticulous about his vocal training, approaching his voice as a delicate instrument and subscribing to consistent and disciplined methods of practice. His vocal repertoire includes, bhajans, taan singing, soca, reggae, Indian pop, chutney, and mainstream pop and rock. From this wide range of styles, it is easy to see how Rick's new sound has been labeled "fusion".
Rick has been praised on numerous occasions on the great range and smooth texture of his voice. It has an infectious quality that, as described by one critic, "leaves his listeners longing for more."
Rick's musical versatility is instantly recognizable, with a proficiency in guitar, bass, keyboards, and trumpet. These skills were first honed with his brothers in the band, Swarangeet. Now he is using his musical experience to pave the way of the new fusion genre.
Rick's commanding combination of vocal and instrumental skills reached newsworthy proportions during the band's 2001 tour in London. Performing as a lead vocalist and bassist during the Notting Hill Carnival, his highly energized Soca music performance spanned 12 hours uninterrupted and was given to an estimated audience of 1.2 million people. Regional press described Rick as, "nothing less than spectacular."
Since age 5, performing has felt as natural to Rick as breathing. It is not uncommon for crowds of listeners to become instantly entranced by his high energy and immediate connection with the audience. As a young fan recently exclaimed "his music is spiritual!"
Rick has performed in over 10 countries and given more than 1000 performances. While performing in the 2002 Chutney Soca Monarch, the crowd of over 20,000 people chanted "Rick, Rick, Rick" even before the conclusion of his first song. This instance was not an exception as that dynamic has been repeated at almost every Rick Ramdehal performance.
Rick is now diligently preparing for a full tour in support of his upcoming SexyDancin' release in March 2004. The tour includes featured dates during Miami Carnival, Long Island Carnival, Toronto Caribana, Trinidad Carnival and shows in prominent clubs throughout the eastern U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.