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Biography

David Ricketts is a Los Angeles based producer, composer and multi instrumentalist.

With songwriting partner David Baerwald, Ricketts gained notoriety and cult status as David & David. Their 1987 A&M debut Boomtown received lavish critical praise and widespread airplay, but the rigors of constant touring brought the curtain down on David & David as a recording/touring act. Deciding that record production, arranging and composition were more his metier, Ricketts went on to compose for and produce acclaimed albums for Toni Childs (Union and House of Hope). He also produced Meredith Brooks Blurring the Edges album which yielded the notorious top 10 hit "Bitch." Legendary guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson tapped David to collaborate on Storyville, Robertson's second solo album. Ricketts also produced the debut album for Matthew Ryan.

Ricketts and Baerwald later reconvened on the multi-platinum Sheryl Crow debut Tuesday Night Music Club.

Ricketts played bass & co-authored "Leavin' Las Vegas," "Strong Enough" & "The Na Na Song."

In the film world, David's material has also been used in the soundtracks to Thelma & Louise and Echo Park. A proficient musician, David is equally at home playing electric & acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards or arranging strings for movie underscores. His drum programming is so realistic that Jim Keltner once remarked he would rather not replace David's programmed drums with his own playing! In a world where the majority of record producers come from the ranks of engineers, David is a songwriter, composer & arranger. David is available for music production, co-writing and film scoring.


Film & TV Placements for David Ricketts' music:

ECHO PARK (1986)MGM - Original Music

LOST ANGELS (1989)Orion Pictures - Many Rivers to Cross (Soundtrack: Producer, arranger and instrumentalist)

THELMA AND LOUISE (1991)MGM - House of Hope (Soundtrack: Producer, co‐writer, instrumentalist)

POSSE (1993)Gramercy Pictures - Free At Last (Soundtrack: Producer, co‐writer, instrumentalist)

KALIFORNIA (1993)Gramercy Pictures - Strong Enough (Soundtrack: Co‐writer, instrumentalist)

MOONLIGHT AND VALENTINO (1995)Working Title - Dreamer (Soundtrack: Producer, co‐writer, instrumentalist)

SHE'S SO LOVELY (1997)Miramax Films - The Toughest Whore in Babylon (Soundtrack: Co‐writer, instrumentalist)

UNITL THE VIOLENCE STOPS (2003)Lifetime Television - Because You are Beautiful (Music by)

Rolling Stone, Best New Band of 1986

Time Magazine, Year End 10 Best List

LA Weekly, Best New Artist of 1986

Grammy Award nomination: Best New Artist

Time Magazine, Year End 10 Best List

Time Magazine, Year End 10 Best List

Grammy Award winner: Song of the Year (All I Wanna Do)

ASCAP Award winner: Most Played Song (Strong Enough)

Grammy Award nomination: Best Female Rock Vocal

Emmy Award winner, Outstanding Music & Lyrics


Some highlights from David's resume as a producer & writer:

DAVID + DAVID - BOOMTOWN (PLATINUM RECORD)

TONI CHILDS - UNION (PLATINUM RECORD)

TONI CHILDS - HOUSE OF HOPE (PLATINUM RECORD)

SHERYL CROW - TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB (MULTI PLATINUM RECORD)

MEREDITH BROOKS - BLURRING THE EDGES (PLATINUM RECORD)

TONI CHILDS, DAVID RICKETTS, EDDIE FREE Because You're Beautiful