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Bayoogie-Club Artist Portrait

Ricky Nye, USA, Piano & Vocal

Er spielt eine wunderbare Mischung aus Barrelhouse- und Boogie-Piano...

He plays a wonderful mix of Barrelhouse- and Boogie-Piano...

Ricky Nye (Rick Neiheisel) was born in Cincinnati in 1956, and was bitten by the music bug at the age of five. Ricky began his performing career at age twelve with his family’s band, and upon his return to the area in 1979, his musical journeys on piano, organ & accordion have taken him through jazz (with internationally acclaimed guitarist Wilbert Longmire), funk, rock & roll (years 1979-1985 with legendary cult faves The Raisins), country, zydeco, New Orleans styles, boogie woogie & blues- knowledge which has landed him on countless recording sessions and as accompanist to renown blues artistsIn his twenties and thirties, Ricky established working relationships and friendships with Cincinnati blues icons such as Big Ed Thompson, H-Bomb Ferguson and fellow pianists Big Joe Duskin and Pigmeat Jarrett.

After years of leading
 RICKY NYE & THE RED HOTS (winners of BEST BLUES BAND in the Cincinnati Enquirer's 2001 CAMMY awards), Ricky now focuses his attention on his trio/quartet RICKY NYE INC. (formerly The Swingin' Mudbugs, the band behind Ricky's 1998 release "Piano Is Fun!" and 2003's "Quick 'N' Dirty") and RICKY NYE &THE PARIS BLUES BAND, based in Paris, France (who have released four CDs: "VIlle du Bois"; "Ricky Nye & The Paris Blues Band"; "Jump Steady" and a compilation titled "OH MAN!").

 is a solid solo performer (winning BEST SOLO ACT in the 2001 & 2002 CAMMY Awards) and also frequently performs in duet settings: with upright bass or drums accompaniment; and with vocalists extraordinaire Bekah Williams, Dottie Warner & Katie Laur. 

Other local accolades include BEST BLUES/R&B INSTRUMENTALIST in 2002 CAMMYS; BEST BLUES/R&B ARTIST in the 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2013 & 2014 CEA Awards held by CityBeat Magazine, and BEST LOCAL MUSICIAN 2012, 2013 & 2014 CITYBEAT MAGAZINE "Best Of Cincinnati" Readers Poll Awards.

Since 1996, Ricky has been a regular performer on the Arches Boogie Stage, part of Cincinnati, OH's Cincy Blues Fest (where he was inducted into the INTERNATIONAL BOOGIE WOOGIE HALL OF FAME in 2013), which put him in association and friendships with some of the finest blues and boogie pianists from around the world, such as Christian Christl (Germany), Fabrice Eulry (Paris); Lluis Coloma (Barcelona) ; Chris Conz (Switzerland): Joerg Hegemann (Germany); Julien Brunetaud (Paris);  Renaud Patigny (Brussels); Martijn Schok (Netherlands); Eric-Jan Overbeek a.k.a. Mr. Boogie Woogie (Netherlands); Julian Phillips (U.K.); Silvan Zingg (Switzerland); and Jean-Paul Amouroux(Paris), who have all hosted Ricky for their international boogie woogie festivals and touring dates.

And since 1998, Ricky has been the producer of the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT, from which CDs have been released from the years 1999-2010. 

You can also check out this link for a more extended bio by  Mike Breen of CityBeat Magazine



Ricky Nye

Up & Personal Video Interview

Ricky Nye

Piano Tutorial

"Jump Steady Blues"

Video Studio Recording

"Jump Steady Blues"

Piano Tutorial
The Fives

Backstage Video Report
Boogie-Night Dormagen

Backstage Video Report
Pianissimo Festival Nuremberg, Germany

Backstage Video Report
Int. Piano Meeting D-Postfeld

Backstage Video Report
Boogie Benefiz D-Uetersen

Exclusive Concert Video
Ricky Nye & Balàzs Daniel
Talk to me Baby


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