With an eclectic mix of Soca, R&B, Hip Hop and Reggae, Ricardo Drue is poised to make his mark on the music industry. The young and energetic entertainer has been influenced by some of the worlds great performers.
Ricardo grew up listening to the smooth rhythms of Luther Vandross, New Edition, Boyz II Men and Usher, the pop sounds of Michael and Janet Jackson, the Comical and Witty lyrics of the late Lord Kitchener, Swallow, Sparrow and the fast paste riddims of Machel Montano, Red Rat, Mr Vegas, Bennie Man, and Bunji Garlin just to name few, all of which, have shaped Ricardo Drue to become who he is today. Ricardo Drue, is primed to make his presence felt as he crafts a rhythm all of his own and offers a glimpse into who he is, a young man, a dedicated father and also an innovative artist.
Ricardo has been laying the foundation for his musical career since the tender age of 5 years old and has come a long way with humble beginnings Born in the village of Fort Road on the island of Antigua, until moving to Cocoyea San Fernando, in Trinidad and Tobago. It was only after his next move, to the United States that he met the people who gave him the motivation he needed to enhance his vocal talents.
After making a dent in the music scene as one of the lead singer of the dance and vocal quartet “Crossovah,” Ricardo Drue has set in motion events to leave his stamp on the music industry. He has opened for artist such as Jeffrey Osbourne, Mario, Fat Joe, Sean Kinston, Llyod, Machel Montano, Allison Hinds, Destra Garcia, Patrice Roberts, Red Rat, TOK and so much more.
Since Making his Solo debut in 2010, Ricardo has stepped into the booth with accomplished producers including, Mr. Roots of Wiz Records (Machel Montano, Benjai, Patrice Roberts), Fryktion ( Patrice Roberts, Problem child) Dwain “Dwaingerous” Antroubus (Machel Montano, Patrice Roberts, Zan, Edwin Yearwood and Wayne Marshall), Peter Coppin of Monstapiece Inc. (Rupee, Allison Hinds, Bunji Garlin ) and Trinidad and Tobago’s own Carl “Beaver” Henderson (Marlon Asher).
Further testaments to his continued growth and success, Ricardo became one of the frontline singers to the world-renowned band the “Roy Cape All Stars. From 2012 to present began a business relationship with the wireless company Digicel, as one of their brand ambassadors. Most recently, he won three straight Soca Monarch titles in Antigua & Barbuda(2014-2016). Now “King Ricardo Drue” has his sights set higher, although Soca music is an influential part of his career, Drue hopes to break the cultural barriers like so many artists have done in the past, all while staying true to his roots.
Nothing but blue skies on the horizon for this Artist as the Sky is certainly just the beginning of his limits.
Karim “Kharma” Harrigan