About - Ricky Luis
Considered by many to be a one of the music industry's True talents, Ricky Luis, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and self-taught musician, began his musical journey at a very young age. Influenced throughout the years by a wide variety of genres, Ricky has developed a unique style that has since been impacting people on an international level.
Ricardo Luis Porrata was born on October 28, in Chicago. His introduction to music took place in his community church when he was four years old. At age 15, he formed a salsa group called Ricky Luis y su Orquesta, winning several awards and receiving airplay on local radio stations. When 21, he moved to New York City to audition for the Manhattan School of Music to study opera, but was quickly discovered by Latin music industry veteran Jose Díaz. Ricky’s life from there on took on a dramatic change, for he had been chosen to become the lead vocalist of Puerto Rico’s young sensational salsa group N’Klabe.
Now armed with artistic maturity and years of valuable musical experience, Ricky Luis has decided to share with the world his passion and energy for music by launching a solo career and releasing his highly anticipated debut album, Out the Box, which consists of songs composed arranged and produced by the all around artist himself. It is an honest and intimate work, giving his audience an up-close view into the window of his musical mind.