joined the Touch in 2006 after a temporary hiatus from playing which
only last a few short months. He has been playing drums in various
bands since he was only 12 years old. Living in the suburbs of Buffalo,
his mother would drive him to halls around Buffalo letting him play
with bands while she patiently waited for him. His parents' love
of the music and promotion of their culture was instrumental in
Ricky becoming an early musician in a polka band.
to joining the Touch, Ricky has played with such bands as Honky
Hoppers, Steel City Brass, Lil' Wally, Mix & Match and many
other Buffalo-based bands. Through playing in these bands, he has
been fortunate enough to travel to numerous polka festivals and
make many life-long friends.
who was originally born in Torun, Poland enjoys being a part of
the close-knit Polish community in Buffalo. His fluency in Polish
gives him the fortunate opportunity to communicate and assist many
new Polish families coming to Buffalo to make their new "home".
He is active and promotes Polish cultural events throughout Buffalo.
he is not traveling as a sales representative for work, Ricky resides
in Cheektowaga with his wife Jennifer and daughter Cara. Their daughter
keeps them extremely busy with school activities as well as dance
competition. Ricky and Jennifer also enjoy theater, live concerts,
traveling, and relaxing with friends in their spare time.
has always enjoyed entertaining crowds with his quick wit and sense
of humor. He is proud to be the newest member of the Touch and looks
forward to seeing lots of his polka friends very soon.