STEVIE RIKS - ENTERTAINER
I am a Comedy Impressionist, Script writer, Multi Instrumentalist and Voice Over Artist
I grew up in a town named Ellesmere Port, just across the water from the City of Liverpool, England.
I've had many Comedy and Musical influences over the years. I've learned a lot from the Masters of Comedy such as Laurel & Hardy, Benny Hill, Kenny Everett and the Great Rock & Rollers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie etc, all of which set me on this crazy path.
I started out as a solo artist performing locally in small bars and clubs. I then went on to front various bands over the years, before going Solo following my success on a TV Talent Show called New Faces in 1988.
Various TV appearances followed and whilst filming the Sky TV Show WHO DO YOU DO, I was appoached by the Manager representing the 1960's band "The Rockin Berries", who offered me the position of Frontman. I accepted and worked with the band for 5 years, touring prestiguous venues in the UK and around the world.
After 5 years with the Rockin Berries I returned to my Solo Career. Launching my self written One Man performance, "THE STEVIE RIKS SHOW" in 2000. Over the next few years, I toured Clubs and Theatres all over the UK. Appearing in The Ken Dodd Laughter Show and Ricky Tomlinsons Variety Show.
In 2006, I entered the world of the internet, where I established my presence on Youtube.
By 2008 my popularity on youtube was world wide and my videos were going viral. This attracted the attention of the BBC and I was featured in their TV Documentary programme Inside Out.
Also in 2008, I worked with Bob Mortimer (Pett Productions) writing and performing on the ITV Production "THE ALL STAR IMPRESSIONS SHOW".
More recently I've worked with high profile Photographer/film maker Tony Briggs on a project for Comedy Central.
Musically, I have released a self penned album entitled SONGS FROM THE PARLOUR.
I was the voice of PONDLIFE, A Single entited Ring Ding which reached No 11 in the UK Chart.
I was co-writer on a 2008 Christmas Single performed by the late DAVY JONES of THE MONKEES
I regularly work as a Voice Over Artist - Clients include, Virgin Radio, Alton Towers Theme Park, Flamingo Land Theme Park, Opera Telecom, various Independent Radio Stations and private clients.