"St. Pete’s Ricky Wilcox is an accomplished pop-rock singer- songwriter whose unusual credits include a featured song on the ABC soap All My Children and a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo in The Punisher movie. On new disc Last Day On Planet Earth, Wilcox and his band of Moonsnakes play Midwestern power-pop, soul, country and early ‘80’s British pub rock tunes with effortless harmonies. They contemplate the wonders of love and spaceships, too..." Tampa Bay Times
Friday September 19 The Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 727.644.7895
RW & THE MOONSNAKES and special guests TALK TO MARK
mark your calendars!

 gigs this week... 

8/26 Tues. RICKY SOLO 6-9 Guy Harvey Resort Beach Bar, St. Pete Beach


8/27 Wed. THE LITTLE KINGS 7-11 Rumfish @ Guy Harvey Resort, St. Pete Beach 

8/28 Thurs. RICKY SOLO 8-11 Red Beard’s @ The Tradewinds, St. Pete Beach

8/29 Fri. THE LITTLE KINGS 5-8 Brandon Green Iguana, Brandon, FL

8/30 Sat. DICK AND FEEF, private party

Greetings and Salutations!

Welcome to the site and check out all the great things we've got going on...It's been a great couple of months with a lot of neat stuff happening...and more to come! Please check in whenever you can and come out to see me (or us!) sometime....read on and rock on my friends...

cool stuff going on now...

2014: Inked Licensing Deal! earlier this year Ricky signed a licensing / publishing deal with FUTURE HITS / SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP, NYC, which included several songs from LDOPE, including "Light Up","Jump Back" and "Arms Around It"!

2014: Ricky sang backup vocals along with Jayne Kelley on Sarasota's Michael Miller / The Heart Machine's excellent CD release "Love Is Home"

2013: 
RW & The Moonsnakes track "Picture" from Last Day On Planet Earth was officially the #6 song in the Top 10 Songs of the Year (2013) on Music Tampa Bay. Another LDOPE track, "Light Up", was also in the top 100. Thanks to everyone who voted for us, and to MTB for it's all encompassing format and support of local original music! http://www.musictampabay.com/

review: 6/15/14 Oh-So-Good, Oh-So-Fine: WMNF’s Tribute to The Kinks, By Amy Beeman "...Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes played excellent straight forward versions of their allotted four songs, keeping folks dancing. This band’s handling of The Kinks’ music was likely the closest some of us will ever get to hearing The Kinks play live. Really great." (full review on "press" page)

review: Last Day On Planet Earth "Fabulous 60's influenced summery pop on new album from Tampa Bay-based singer-songwriter Ricky Wilcox and his latest band, The Moonsnakes..." pennyblackmusic.co.uk (full review on "press" page)

latest recording: Old Glory 2013
YAY! We now have another new record available for major consumer consumption! "Old Glory" is our newest release on Sunshine Drenchy Records. ...so check it out, please, at cdbaby, iTunes, Amazon, etc..."old Glory has it's own page on this site, so go to it for more information, stories about the albums creation and song info! if you are looking for "Last Day..." or "Old Glory" search under 'Ricky Wilcox and The Moonsnakes'; if you are looking for "Monkeyshine" type in just 'Ricky Wilcox'
http://cdbaby.com/cd/rickywilcoxmoonsnakes

previously...(2012) "Last Day On Planet Earth" is finally done and has now been released on Sunshine Drenchy Records, home of The Ditchflowers, Steve Robinson and Steve Connelly, among other notorious Florida pop-meisters...The record looks pretty cool (if I say so myself) and sounds great and my friends at QCA in my hometown of Cincinnati did a great job.

My earlier record "Monkeyshine" is also still available on iTunes and CD Baby (digital only- hard copies have sold out!). A cut from that album, "Insignificant," was featured on ABC's All My Children for most of 2009...I swear this has nothing to do with the show's cancellation!

My song "Drive On" (a cut from my first solo recording "Bonecrusher" -soon to be available for digital download!) was selected to be included on the newest BAAMO (Bay Area Arts and Music Organization) compilation CD, "Tales of Highways and Low Roads" available at Baamo.org. This is funny because it was actually recorded in 1991! Old school and still pretty ass kicking... 

AIRPLAY!! This year we got our first European airplay from "Last Day..." via RADIOGIRL on Dollard Radio - Oldambt, The Netherlands! Host/Producer/Engineer: Johanna J. Bodde
Available via live-stream at www.dollardradio.nl - Saturdays 9AM-11AM EST. We are also getting international airplay from our friends in British Columbia with "Spaceship Over Tulsa" and "Picture" being added to the playlist at 92.5FM, Shaw Cable 106.1, and live at www.TheX.ca in Kamloops, BC, Canada...also locally we were the "Album of the Week" on WMNF and Music Tampa Bay!

My original band The Moonsnakes is off and running (again), and all my other projects are staying busy as little beavers as well...look for me solo, the Little Kings, and Dick and Feef gigs coming soon! 

So please stay tuned...I promise to try and keep things interesting!


 
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Sunshine Drenchy Records Party - Live at The Palladium Side Door Saturday August 16!
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Ditchflowers, Steve Connelly & The Lesser Gods End Long Performance Drought

Saturday August 16, 2014 • Palladium Side Door, St. Petersburg

Tickets $12 in advance / $15 day of show -- FREE CD with price of admission.
Join us Saturday August 16 for a very special show featuring 5 of St. Petersburg's best bands: Steve Connelly & The Lesser Gods, The Ditchflowers, Ricky Wilcox & The Moonsnakes, Ed Woltil & The Loaded Question and Steve Robinson.

This show marks the return of both The Ditchflowers and Connelly's band to the stage after long hiatuses. And with Connelly & Co. and ex-bandmate Steve Robinson on the same bill, this is as close as we're likely to get to a reunion of the legendary Headlights any time soon.

St. Petersburg’s Sunshine Drenchy Records artist roster reads like a Who’s Who of Pinellas pop-rock royalty. And to help celebrate their first-ever record label showcase, each ticket-holder will receive a FREE CD from the Sunshine Drenchy record catalogue! 

Steve Connelly and the Lesser Gods
Creative Loafing has called Connelly “the premier guitarist in Tampa Bay for the past thirty years.” The Lesser Gods showcase Connelly’s searing guitar against lyrically incisive roots-rock anthems.

The Ditchflowers
Frontman Brian Merrill and award-winning songwriter Ed Woltil spearhead an all-star art-pop lineup to craft what critic Eric Snider has dubbed “exquisite…sweet timeless pop.”

Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes
Former member of legendary Deloris Telescope, Wilcox blends power-pop, soul and 80’s British pub-rock influences to serve up an infectiously tuneful stew. WMNF's Duncan Strauss called Wilcox's Last Day on Planet Earth CD "loaded with one irresistible melody after another."

Ed Woltil and the Loaded Question
Pennyblack Music called Woltil’s new Paper Boats CD “the perfect pop album.” Acoustic pop combo The Loaded Question brings Woltil’s melodies to life balancing delicacy and dynamism.

Steve Robinson
Former Roger McGuinn sideman, and voice of Florida’s folk-rockers, The Headlights, Robinson’s beguiling songs carry echoes of his native England. Of Robinson’s Undercurrent CD, Uncut magazine wrote that “every cut is a crystalline gem.”

More info and tickets here…
 
Check out CDs available from these artists at the following links:

Ricky Wilcox
Ed Woltil
Steve Robinson
Steve Connelly
The Ditchflowers

The Theatre Band !




Friday May 9: THE THEATRE BAND 35 YEAR REUNION SHOW! Friday Extra Concert Series FREE outdoor concert at Lowry Park Zoo Bandshell for May. Bring a cooler, dinner, snacks and a chair to enjoy this free outdoor event. Opening Act 7:00 - 7:25pm  Diana Deiber (acoustic folk pop), Theatre Band; Main Act 7:30 – 9:00 pm. This is a live televised concert! Featuring now local members Donni Bennett (Detroit) lead vocals/guitar, Ricky Wilcox (Cincinnati) drums/vocals, and from Chicago, Tommy Biondo; bass/vocals, and Steve "Goose" Staszak; lead guitar. Theatre invaded Florida from the midwest in the early 80's and became a premiere force on the local Florida scene along side contemporaries Hoochie and Romeo/Stranger. Constantly touring the country, the band landed a record deal with Spirit Records in Michigan, and made the album "Diamonds" which spawned a hit single "Boy LIke Me"...Theatre opened for The Police and Rick Springfield, among many others...
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thanks to all for an amazing night!!

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this show was a blast!

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we had a blast at the New Ringside!

and Deloris Telescope to ice the cake!

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Moonsnakes at Drakes Bar, Orlando 9/24/11

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thanks one and all for this special night!

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another great night at The Hideaway!

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Ginger's New Book!

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Ginger Warder, my dear friend and partner in crime since the last century- ha ha- has written a great book- (and a perfect stocking stuffer:), for all of you dog lovers like me. It's called 'Fido's Florida' and is an awesome doggy friendly guide for the state of Florida. I also took some of the photos in the book, including the back cover shot of Ginger and her dog Tipsy. Check out the link at Amazon.com

www.amazon.com/Fidos-Florida-Dog-Friendly-Guide-Sunshine/dp/0881509345/ref=sr_1_1