Artist Name: Ritz Murphy
Ritz Murphy was born in San Diego, California and has devoted his life to being an entertainer.
In the vein of R&B and Pop, Ritz charmed audiences with his soulful vocals.
Besides performing, Ritz shines in the studio collaborating with other talented songwriters and producers from Los Angeles to Nashville and all around the world.
Straight out of school, Ritz joined the group “Rare Blend”, a singing trio based around the popular boy-band formula and before he knew it, Curb Records in Nashville signed Rare Blend. The group released their first single “Swang” to national radio with a video supporting the album on MTV. The Rare Blend world tour kicked off with a performance at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia followed by an extensive tour of Japan.
With several singles that topped the charts, including songs on the platinum-selling soundtrack for “Coyote Ugly” and the international hit film “Angel Eyes” starring Jennifer Lopez, Ritz soon became a memorable voice on several songs – including “Boom Boom Boom” and “Fly Away.”
Following his successful run with Rare Blend, Ritz set out on his solo career. After moving to Los Angeles, Ritz fronted several popular Los Angeles bands and wrote songs with Los Angeles producers like Kenetix, and songwriters like Jaime Galvez who co-wrote “Don’t Wanna Try” with Frankie J that went Top 20 on the US Billboard charts.
Now Ritz finds himself immersed in Nashville’s music scene writing new songs with a new flavour to bring his voice to a worldwide audience. He has teamed up with Los Angeles producer/writer Kenetix and North Carolina based producer Krazyfigz to create a new chapter in his career.