Australian Singer/songwriter, Rick Price has walked the journey many musicians’ dreams are made of. From the beginning, as a nine year old and, the youngest member of his family’s band, music has always been Price’s passion.
Since those humble yet defining days, set amongst the backdrop of country Queensland. The self-taught artist has forged an internationally praised and respected career spanning more than three decades.
In the 90’s very few southern hemisphere radio stations would go a day without a Rick Price song on high rotation from his broad repertoire of eight albums. Price has been nominated for and received numerous music industry awards including the prestigious APRA Song Of The Year award for his song “Heaven Knows” and the Export Music Australia award for his outstanding achievements abroad.
Rick’s returned to his musical roots with 'The Water's Edge', which was released in September 2011. This showcased new influences and a broader style for Price. While there were still echoes of a great pop artist, country rhythm and blues meld beautifully with folk sounds to create an album that transcends genre. Rick has toured this album extensively for the last few years and broken new ground with audiences and concert halls all over the globe.
In Australia, Asia and the U.S. Rick has branched out into the festival market. Performing at the ‘Gympie Muster’, ‘Queensland Festival’, ‘Guthrie Green Festival’ (USA) ‘Wingham Akoostic Festival’, ‘Sydney Blues Festival’, ‘Bridgetown Blues Festival’, and returned for a second time to the ‘Thredbo Blues Festival’ in 2015. Standing ovations and major conversions to the Rick Price new sound happen every time he performs. New fans all over the world are commenting on Rick’s amazing voice and soulful songs. He is clearly the consummate solo performer.
Rick regularly tours throughout Europe and the U.S. with long time friend Tommy Emmanuel and he just completed a run of dates in August 2017.
Drawing on the gospel, soul and country influences of Nashville where he now calls home, Rick’s latest album Tennessee Sky is equally as joyous and uplifting. Tracks that deal with death in ‘No More Tears To Cry’ alongside songs about hope with ‘Can I Get A Witness’ and You’re Not Alone’. Even those who’d never heard these songs couldn’t help but be swept up in their infectious nature.
In 2017 Rick teamed up with Jack Jones on an exciting project with SONY Music – CALIFORNIA DREAMING. A tribute to the west-coast California sounds of the 60’s & 70’s, CALIFORNIA DREAMING was beautifully recorded and Produced by Rick at his studios in Nashville, Both Rick and Jack share a common love for the music of the period and were both equally enamoured by the idea of paying tribute to some of the greatest artists and songs of the 20th century.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Price continues to write and produce for numerous fellow artists.
2018 was a massive year for Rick selling out shows on his ‘Heaven Knows’ tour back in October/November and balancing his touring schedule with his other love, producing music. A number of exciting projects last year included working with Australia’s pop darling Samantha Jade on ‘The Magic Of Christmas’ album, the title track and stunning duet with Guy Sebastian, written by Rick. The Jazz inspired and No. 1 ARIA Charting, ‘I Hear A Song’ - Dami Im’s debut album with the titled track written by Rick. He also wrote the title track for David Campbell’s Christmas album, ‘Baby It’s Christmas’ which hit No. 1 on the ARIA Charts in December.
“The voice of this soulful Australian has the power to silence to
rooms and move hearts, as he belts out notes created by the
God's themselves. Each word is delivered with such reassurance
and understanding, while each note and chord goes out of it's
way to invoke emotions within you”. - Mark Spencer