Now You Know
Brian Ricci, comes from a family of ten children, from NYC. He started writing songs at the age of 10, even composing one for his grade school graduation!!Later, he got his education from New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, in vocal performance, and soon after was contracted with Boston Lyric Opera Company and sang roles and chorus with them for 6 seasons. Boston was pivotal in his music education, and the opportunities that presented themselves to him were numerous (soloist for Trinity Church, under the direction of Brian Jones, for 2 years), and numerous solo oratorio roles and performances. But one of the most gratifying gigs was premiering the Philip Glass opera 'Orphee'' as The Reporter (understudying the lead, Cegeste), under the direction of Metropolitan Opera director Francesca Zambella, and Philip Glass himself. Around the same time, through a grant, he made his NYC recital debut at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), performing various art songs of varied composers. Soon thereafter, he moved back to Manhattan, put opera and classical music on hold, and started acting in shows,(musical and straight plays-dramas), and most importantly, started writing. Songs, lyrics and music, were just flooding him, and soon friends and family heard the music, and convinced brian that the world needed to hear his heartfelt lyrics, and true-to-life situations. He started getting gigs in clubs in Manhattan, and great responses from a truly diversified audience, ages 10-80.An unexpected move to fort lauderdale put him in contact with Josh Noland (of country music hall of fame notariety). After Josh heard Brian's voice and writing, he immediatly made plans to produce his first CD, 'Now You Know', recorded at Masterlink studios, Nashville.Brian has upcoming gigs in NYC and Florida, and welcomes the opportunity to write, record, and sing for all that find solace in his music. He also welcomes emails from all..... '.....when it comes to lessons of the heart, wer'e all perpetual students.......'