Ricky's varied song selection includes current alternative hits, classic rock, 80s, 90s alternative, oldies, classic country, folk, and more.
As one of the founding members of Wheat, Ricky recorded three internationally released albums, toured the US & Europe numerous times, and performed on national TV shows such as NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Last Call with Carson Daly. Wheat also contributed to soundtracks for a number of television and film soundtracks, including Cameron Crowe's 'Elizabethtown'.
Ricky has also played with a number of acclaimed local cover bands, such as The Freeze Pops, View From Here, The Dots, Headspace, Heat, and Reminisce.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Ricky's varied song selection includes classic rock, 80s, 90s alternative, oldies, classic country, folk, current pop/rock - and just about anything in between.
With nearly years of professional experience, Ricky is a seasoned entertainer with a unique ability to adapt his song selections to suit the crowd and venue. Known for taking odd requests on the fly, audiences can expect to be impressed and pleasantly surprised by his versatility and repertoire.
Ricky was one of the founding members of internationally acclaimed band Wheat, from 1996-2004. He contributed to Wheat's first three albums, 'Medeiros' (Sugar Free 1997), 'Hope and Adams' (Sugar Free/City Slang 1999), and 'Per Second, Per Second .. Every Second' (Aware/Columbia 2003). His tenure with the band included numerous tours across the US, Europe and Canada, and national TV appearances including NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Last Call with Carson Daly.
Ricky also had a band called Duresse, who self-released a 7 song EP 'Elate' in 2005.
As a songwriter, Ricky has contributed to songs featured in major films and tv shows, including Cameron Crowe's 'Elizabethtown'.
Over the years, Ricky has also bounced around with various Boston-area cover bands, including the Freeze Pops, The View From Here, The Dots, Reminisce, HeadSpace, and Heat.
Currently you can find him performing solo around the Greater Boston & South Shore areas on a regular basis, and occasionally filling in on bass with the Freeze Pops.
Additional Booking Notes
Set up time: 30 mins.
PA: Can accommodate small, medium and large sized rooms.
Past Booked Events
|September 30, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Ugly Duckling - Taunton|
|August 24, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Bar 88 - Taunton|
|July 14, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Bar 88 - Taunton|
|July 08, 2017–July 09, 2017 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Live Acoustic at Barrett's Fall River|
|June 24, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Bar 88|
|June 03, 2017–June 04, 2017 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Live Acoustic at Barrett's - Fall River|
|May 06, 2017–May 07, 2017 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Live Acoustic at Barrett's - Fall River|
|April 22, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Live Acoustic at Ugly Duckling - Taunton|
|July 16, 2016–July 17, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Sandbar w The Freeze Pops|
|June 25, 2016–June 26, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Jockey Club Raynham w/ The Freeze Pops|
|June 18, 2016–June 19, 2016 • 4:00pm - 12:00am||Private Wedding w The Freeze Pops|
|June 11, 2016–June 12, 2016 • 4:00pm - 12:00am||Private Wedding w The Freeze Pops|
|May 27, 2016–May 28, 2016 • 9:00pm - 12:30am||Jockey Club Raynham w/ The Freeze Pops|
Modern alternative rock/pop/top 40 (Ed Sheeran, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Black Keys, Coldplay)
Modern Country (Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band)
90s alt rock (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Weezer, Foo Fighters)
80s (John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, BIly Idol, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Prince, George Michael, U2, The Cars)
70s classic rock (Tom Petty, Bob Marley, Neil Young, The Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Bowie)
60s rock/pop/folk (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, CSN)
Classic Country (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams)
Oldies (Elvis, Motown, 50s/60s)
|Ricky Brennan Jr.||Singer, guitarist, bassist|
Influences & Inspiration
Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Bob Marley, Billy Joel, David Bowie, Neil Young, CSN, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, STP, U2, The Cars