Ricky Wise was born and raised in Maryland. His talent for singing has existed as long as he can remember, and his love of music began at the ripe old age of 11 when he began playing the drums. Ricky has always experienced a special connection to music that he didn't have with anything else. When he had the opportunity to start playing an instrument in school, he jumped at the chance and has never looked back. Ricky's vocal influences include; Joe Cocker, Sam Cooke, Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer. He is most influenced on the drums by: John Bonham, Keith Moon, Levon Helm, Steve Jordan, Stewart Copeland, Ringo Starr and Ginger Baker.
2016 brought along many new changes to Ricky's career: joined Carey Ziegler's Expensive Hobby as drummer and one of the bands many vocalists; joined the Christian Lopez Band as their new drummer and background vocalist, started a residency at the Admiral's Cup in Fells Point every Monday night and continues to play music full time with several other local acts in the Baltimore area. Ricky has been nothing but thrilled and excited to play with CZEH since he joined, and he is excited to see what 2017 has in store!