RICKY WARWICK – Belfast ConfettiFeb 18th, 2009
Born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Ricky received his first guitar at the tender age of 14: “That old, used guitar was more than just notes on a fret-board; it was the deepest breath of life I’d ever experienced. I felt like I was armed when I carried it and from then on I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Nothing was ever going to be the same again once I dragged my thumb across those strings.”
Although the founding member of Glasgow heavy metal band, The Almighty, and working in various other punk outfits, including Stiff Little Fingers, The Ruts and New Model Army, Ricky brazenly embarked on an acoustic solo career in 2002.
Now his new album, Belfast Confetti, due out on April 27th 2009 on DR2 is a collection of gritty acoustic songs, full of passion, dirt, whisky and tales of a misspent youth in the land of the Emerald Isle.
Ricky reflects: “I found myself looking deeper into the well for this record. Each song is not unlike a prayer. Belfast Confetti is a collection of stories, my own, my family’s and my friends, most of whom are now scattered all over the world, but when talk turns to home, their eyes light up and the reminiscing begins.”
Ricky is planning to hit the road for a full touring schedule as soon as Belfast Confetti hits the shelves. However, even after sharing the stage with groups such as Alice In Chains, The Ramones, Metallica, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Def Leppard over the many years, Ricky has earned his salt engaging large crowds with performances that are captivating and intimate, leaving his fans feeling truly connected to his music.
Upon signing with DR2, Ricky commented: “I am delighted to have signed with Global Music/DR2. I have seen first hand how hard the label works for their artists. It’s refreshing these days to find a label that believes totally in the power of great honest rock n roll music. A true Independent.”