|Biography & Discography for Rico Lewis
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Ricardo Lewis, (born in Indianapolis, IN, now residing in Ohio) has been playing drums since a very early age, starting out in the
church, and playing with dozens of bands in the gospel, as well as the top 40 circuits in the midwestern U.S. growing up.
He started playing drums with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic/P-Funk All-Stars in 1999, and is in his 13th year with the
seminal funk group. Rico has played on six continents with George and P-Funk in his over a decade long tenure, and has played
with a virtual “who’s who” in music today, everyone from Phish to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to Lenny Kravitz, to Bernie Worrell,
Rico has a massive tour book. His credits include Woodstock 99, Montreaux Jazz 04, Nice Jazz 06, Roskilde Fest 06, Fuji Fest 00,
and hundreds of others. He has played to millions and millions of people, some festival shows reaching the hundreds of thousands.
He has also appeared with P-Funk televised on the Jerry Lewis telethon, and MTV all over the world.
Rico also played drums and sang as a founding member of the internationally recognized Hip Hop/Funk group Children of
Production. The group had one studio offering which sold all over the world, and the group toured the U.S, Europe and Africa,
opening up for George Clinton.
This was not Rico’s first foray into hip hop however. He was a founding member of Blacked out Camp, THC Mercenaries, and
Merc Camp, as well as his own funk/hip hop group Varsity Squad, and many more.
Rico also ran his own We Man Studios in Connecticutt from 2005 - 2012, and since moving back to the Midwest and reconnecting
with his roots in the Indiana and now Ohio areas, continues to work with his own large stable of Hip Hop and R&B artists from the
northeast, midwest, and west coast alike.
Rico has been in Secret Army since late 2006, and is a vital part of the monstrous rhythm team. He played on and wrote tracks on
the double disc Sleaziest of the Greaze, as well as the upcoming Secret Army album Muzzle Moosick, and Teresa Jimenez’s debut
Rico Lewis is one of the best drummers in the world, bar none. His talent, and multi-faceted abilities (he does play drums, bass,
guitar, keys, percussion, programming, engineer, rap and sing after all), and keen ear and eye for other talent is obvious. And his
groove is all his own; the oft copied, but never truly copped Rico Lewis has a bouncing, infectious pocket that no other drummer
Rico is currently working on a solo album that proves to be one of the funkiest offerings ever thrust into the general public! Rico
plays all instruments and sings, raps, and is joined by his brothers and uncles in P-Funk.
Rico's newest band, Sons of Funk, is currently doing non for profit funk-fundraiser, and trailblazing club dates all over the
midwest, plains and mountain states.
1997 - THC MERCENARIES
1999 - BLACKED OUT CAMP
2004 - GEORGE CLINTON & Parliament-Funkadelic InstantLive Portland, ME
2004 - GEORGE CLINTON & Parliament-Funkadelic InstantLive Atlanta, GA
2004 - GEORGE CLINTON & Parliament-Funkadelic Coming to Funkify Your Soul Live in Sweden
2004 - GEORGE CLINTON & Parliament-Funkadelic-Live at Montreaux Jazz festival
2004 - GEORGE CLINTON & Parliament-Funkadelic-Live at Montreaux Jazz festival DVD
2005 - GEORGE CLINTON & Parliament-Funkadelic-Hyburn live at Shwagstock-Salem, MO
2005 - GEORGE CLINTON & Parliament-Funkadelic-Hyburn live at Long Beach, CA
2005- GEORGE CLINTON Presents The P-Funk All-Stars-How Late DoUHave2BB4URAbsent?
2005 - Divadelic and COP Live in Jacksonville Ftg George Clinton
2006 - CHILDREN OF PRODUCTION Live in St. Petersburg
2006 - CHILDREN OF PRODUCTION studio album
2006 - CHILDREN OF PRODUCTION Live in Indianapolis
2007 - U.S. Pipe and the Ball's Johnson Dance Machine Music Sampler
2007 - DANNY BEDROSIAN & SECRET ARMY-The Sleaziest Of The Greaze
2008 - TERESA JIMENEZ-Get Stereo
2009 - KENDRA FOSTER & MEMBERS OF P-FUNK: Raw Honey Live Vol. 1
2009 - DANNY BEDROSIAN & SECRET ARMY-Muzzle Moosick
2009 - DANNY BEDROSIAN & SECRET ARMY-Muzzle Moosick DIGI CARD
2010 - DANNY BEDROSIAN & SECRET ARMY-MonsterPeace
2010 - GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT - FUNKADELIC - Atomic Dog AlienPuzzee DVD
2012 - DANNY BEDROSIAN & SECRET ARMY - Lost Froth
2012 - LIGE - Organized Khaos
2012 - LIGEDELIC - Live and In Concert
2012 - NICK GROFF - SPIRITUAL WAR: GOOD VS. EVIL
2012 - GEORGE CLINTON and the P-Funk All Stars Live in France 2005 CD
2012 - GEORGE CLINTON and the P-Funk All Stars Live in France 2005 DVD
2013 - DANNY BEDROSIAN - Songs For A Better Tomorrow CD
2013 - GEORGE CLINTON and the P-Funk All Stars Live at AVO Sessions Basel, Switzerland 2009 DVD
2014 - DANNY BEDROSIAN AND SECRET ARMY - Endangered CD
2017 - JOSHUA CARRAHA CD