Based: Cape Town

David Ricky is a South African singer musician based in Cape Town. Born in Pretoria into a musical
family where music was just as important as food. He grew up listening to the likes of Franco Corelli,
Harry Belafonte, Miriam Makeba, Abdullah Ebrahim, Johnny Clegg, David Kramer, and many others.
He plays clarinet, saxophone and piano but has recorded mainly as a singer. Most of the songs
recorded are original works written and composed by his father Eugene Woolfson AKA Eugene
Wessels. David spent many years studying singing in both Jazz and Opera genres. He also played in
various bands and did many nightclub gigs. Davids style has been influenced by crooners, balladeers,
and easy listening artists. Singers ranging from Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé’, Jamie Cullum and of course
the legends like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Al Martino


“This Could Be The Start of Something Big is the debut EP from the David Ricky Quartet. Originating as a natural follow on from Ricky’s “Standards  My Way” Album with renowned pianist Tony Drake the quartet’s EP is a meticulous take on slick rat pack and swing era classic. Lead single This Could be The Start of Something Big is full of tangible vibe and swagger”