I play a LOT of solo gigs, concentrating on having a good time, exercising my excellent judgement (in what a crowd really wants to hear:) and trying to avoid flop sweat...I cull from a huge musical library of material that I A)97.2 percent really like, and B)due to my extended time on this planet, playing and writing music, I can cover a lot of musical ground. I've played at least a hundred and two bars in the area and have been a regular performer at the Tradewinds Island Grand for 20 years, the Hard Rock Casino, the Tampa Bay Rays, Downtown Disney, The Ringside Cafe, Cha Cha Coconuts, the Green Iguana, Channelside Courtyard, Palm Pavillion, Jimmy B's, etc...I'm an Ohio rocker at heart but I love living in Florida!
Ricky Wilcox and The Moonsnakes
"Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes... Balancing the sounds of rockabilly, roots rock and '90s-flavored power pop jangle, adding a healthy dollop of Southern twang and gritty soul, and you've got yourself Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes, led by St. Pete musician Wilcox (one-time drummer of Deloris Telescope, currently on guitar and vox) and also featuring local axeman/producer Steve Connelly. This show celebrates the release of their new record, Last Day on Planet Earth; according to WMNF's Duncan Strauss, "it's loaded with one irresistible melody after another and tons of gorgeous vocal harmonies…" Creative Loafing Tampa, April 6 2012
selected as one one Tampa Bay's best rock acts in the 2012 Ulimate Local Music Guide...tbt*, April 13, 2012
The Moonsnakes are a five piece rock and roll band, put together for the most part, to play my original material in the way it was conceived and recorded. In what I would proudly call a power-pop format, we like to sing a lot of cool harmonies, play with a dynamic that utilises the beauty of both loud and quiet, and hopefully, have a preponderance of discernable melody...um- we hope you come away humminhg a tune or two. I have been blessed in this band to play with some of the area's most talented players...featuringSteve Connelly on guitar, Jim Brown on bass, Alex Wolfe-Parnes on drums, and Jeff Graves on guitar and keys.