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I am a drummer from The Bronx New York (Bronx River Projects). As far back as I can remember I’ve always marched to the beat of a different drum.

From the age of 18, I’ve played professionally. It is no surprise that with almost 4 decades of professional experience, within the music industry, I enjoy an illustrious career as a much sought after drummer, vocalist and producer.

My performance and recording list include Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sting, Bono, Bette Midler, Roger Daltrey, Lady Gaga, Biggie Smalls, Aretha Franklin, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Larry Carlton, John Pizzarelli Jr., Slash, Eric Benet, Erykah Badu, Toshinobu Kubota, D'Angelo, John Legend, Paul Simon, India Arie, Lillias White, Pheobe Snow and many more.

N.Y.U., Kieo University, Tokyo, Trinity College, Dublin, Athlone Institute of Technology, invited me to be a guest speaker to students as a motivational speaker. “Ralph’s gift of helping to motivate, inspire and give positive direction is wonderful.” The drum clinics that I hold are sessions in music and life which attracts not only drummers but all types of musicians, singers, administrators and those who are interested growing in a positive way. I’ve also given my talent and support at The Clive Davis Institute to students in the their recording department.

For 14 seasons, I was the Drummer for NBC's “It's Showtime at The Apollo" with Ray Chew & The Crew. I was asked to be the substitute drummer for Anton Figg on "The David Letterman Show”. I’ve played for some of the top Gospel artists on B.E.T.’s Celebration of Gospel 2005 and 2006 and The B.E.T. Music Awards 2007 and 2008.

In 1990 I founded Phat Kat Productions, Inc., a music production company. For more than 25 years, Phat Kat Productions has produced and arranged both orchestral and vocal musical segments for commercials such as Nike, Burger King, Miller Genuine Draft, and Dark & Lovely.

Working on many projects as writer, re-mixer and editor is something I really love.  An eclectic roster of recording artists have benefitted from what I deliver. Artists including: Toshinobu Kubota, Hi Five, Waymon Tisdale, Najee, Glenn Jones, Johnathan Butler, Al Green and many others have utilized my diverse skills.

I’ve been seen and heard performing live on many television shows: The David Letterman Show, The Chris Rock Show, Vibe, Planet Groove, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, The Cosby Show, A Different World, New York Under Cover, One Life To Live, Good Day New York, Maury, Good Morning America, Fox After Breakfast, N.B.C. Today Show, Top Of The Pops (London), Songs on NHK TV (Japan), Siempre En Domingo (Mexico), Jon Stewert, Pat Sajack, Regis and Kathie Lee, Music Fair (TV Asahi, Japan), The Late Late Show (Ireland), The Anton Savage Show (Today FM, Dublin), WOWOW (Japan).

Movie soundtracks as well: Beat Street Sound Track, High School High Sound Track, On the Ropes Sound Track (nominated for an Academy Award). Ralph was a band member in the recent remake of the movie, Annie   

My talent and well honed skills have launched me into the coveted position of Band Leader for a morning talk and variety show, The Caroline Rhea Show.

Closest to my heart is my desire to motivate and to inspire others to pursue and to live their dreams.


My World

Intel commercial after the Lady Gaga performance at the Grammy’s 2016

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