Rico Barr

The professional musical career of the multi-faceted Rico Barr began at the age of fourteen with special permission from the Musicians Union due to his under age status. By the age of seventeen he was playing drums with the Ted Herbert Orchestra, one of New England’s top dance bands�”many of whose members went on to play with Woody Herman’s legendary Third Herd. While hardly out of his teens, his drumming could be heard in such diverse settings as the Hampton Beach Concert Orchestra, jazz and show bands, and backing up rock legend, Chuck Berry.

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“The band swings and Rico’s singing style reminds me of a combination of Louis Prima and Buddy Greco”

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