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     The talented young musicians were introduced to and played behind Richard Stoute, Jacki Opel, Mike Wilkinson, Norma Stoute, and many other top Barbadian entertainers. The band’s outstanding performances with Richard Stoute, in particular, their recording of “Goodbye Bajan Girl”, earned them critical acclaim throughout the Caribbean. Soon, the band was invited to play in St. Vincent and Grenada during their festival events.

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     The talented young musicians were introduced to and played behind Richard Stoute, Jacki Opel, Mike Wilkinson, Norma Stoute, and many other top Barbadian entertainers. The band’s outstanding performances with Richard Stoute, in particular, their recording of “Goodbye Bajan Girl”, earned them critical acclaim throughout the Caribbean. Soon, the band was invited to play in St. Vincent and Grenada during their festival events.

     Ricky attended the Modern High School from 1963 to 1967, and that is where he met his wife Marcia “at the school yard standpipe”. Ricky played bass for six years with TCT before joining the Blue Rhythm Combo (BRC). BRC became famous for playing several genres of music, including Reggae, Funk, Soul, Calypso, and Barbados inspired Spouge. BRC toured the United States and Canada, playing with some of America’s most famous musicians. BRC even opened for Stevie Wonder in Barbados in the early 1970’s. 

     Upon immigrating to the United States, Ricky landed his first position with Rotodyne Industries at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York. A full-service engineering firm, specializing in manufacturing of industrial machinery & equipment, Rotodyne became an industry leader focused on several hi-tech products like Gas/Steam/Hydel Turbines, Diesel Engines, Generators, Compressors, Pumps, Heat Exchangers, and other allied equipment. Ricky worked on the assembly line at Rotodyne for two years before joining the Office Services team at Jackson Lewis LLP, a labor and employment law firm in Manhattan. His work ethic did not go unnoticed, and he quickly became known as a dedicated, down-to-earth employee, who was no stranger to hard work. The firm’s Managing Partner, Bill Krupman, relied on Ricky’s relationship-building skills with the court and labor board clerks, in the processing of documents, to advance the firm’s reputation in the industry. Due in part to Ricky’s positive attitude, light-hearted disposition and professionalism, the firm quickly grew to 62 offices nationwide.

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