Ricky Valez

Ricky ValezBorn in Los Angeles California, Ricky found his voice from a very young age. Being brought up with music in his life, he was introduced to wonderful vocalist like,               Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Big band sounds thanks to his grandmother who has always seen a talent in him. 

He continued his singing in school all the way up to college where he attended Citrus College and auditioned for Citrus Singers. It was at this time when he realized that performing was truly in his heart. Being in Citrus Singers gave him the chance to perform though out Europe, where he sang for Pope John Paul for a Mass at the Vatican in Rome, which was a highlight in Ricky’s life. 

After leaving college, he decided to make a go at it at sea as a production singer for many cruise lines. 

A big break came to Ricky when he auditioned for his first West End Show “Miss Saigon” at the Drury Lane Theatre. He was given a part in the Ensemble, but soon worked his way to being understudy for the two top leads, Engineer and John. Ricky joined the cast of Miss Saigon in 1995. Ricky did leave for a short time to join the cast of “Buddy” The Musical at the Strand Theatre, where he was given the lead of Ritchie Valens. He was in the cast of Buddy for six months. 

Ricky felt his call of duty was not over yet in Vietnam so he rejoined the cast of Miss Saigon until it closed in 1999. His other theatre credits include, Bernardo in West Side Story, Al in A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls and Damn Yankees. 

After leaving the West End he decided to join the cruise industry again only this time as a Cabaret Vocalist. He has entertained for numerous cruise lines such as P&O, Princess Crusies, Radisson Seven Seas, Costa, and Royal Caribbean. 

Ricky’s show “The Las Vegas Experience” pays tribute to the “Rat Pack”, Rock n Roll, Latin and Salsa, and todays music. 

Ricky is a high energy vocalist and has pleased audiences around the world both on land and at sea!