Sought after Pop-R&B singer Ricky Jarman was once contended by both Lou Pearlman of Transcontinental Records (responsible for signing N’sync, Backstreet boys, and Britney Spears) and Christian ”Dio” Diodatti of Caliber Records. (Dio has done remixes for Michael Jackson and Mary J. Blige among others). After much self-reflection, he decided to work with Dio of Caliber Records in a boy band called UNITED. At the time time he was able to meet and work with people such as Andrea Martin (song writer/voice coach for Whitney Houston and Mariah Cary), and Glenn Douglas Packard (choreographer for Britney Spears).
The project fell through but Ricky Jarman soldiered on and has since been featured in numerous venues, publications, and websites. He has won best male R&B artist of the year at the Carolina Music Awards, and Ricky has also opened for Grammy nominee, J. Cole, and most recently won Best Male Vocalist for the Odyssey Night Life awards.
Ricky has now dropped his latest single, “Get To Know Ya”, written in collaboration with Sam Hamonix, and Produced by Harmonix Factory. If you are a fan of pop music you need to grab this. Also if you are into R&B this track is for you. Hell, if you would just like to hear a track where the recording artist can actually sing then give this a listen. “Get To Know Ya” is dancy, it’s grooving, its emotional and the arrangement, both musically and vocally is absolutely sublime. Ricky forges some jaw-dropping vocals laced with a handful of falsetto passages to get the adrenalin pumping.
This music is fresh and catchy. It sounds great in the car, at the gym, at the club, or wherever you just want to escape for a bit with some good funky synth beats and ‘turn-you-on’ lyrics. This track will take you on a roller-coaster ride of musical highs and higher, with no lows! The way Ricky Jarman weaves his voice into the different verses and chorus is breathtaking, while the lyrics are straightforward and honest, and sung with integrity and feeling. In short – if you’re looking for a shake-your-ass, R&B inflected Pop track with great vocals, “Get To Know Ya” is the one. Ricky Jarman has a great, great voice and this song displays it in its fullness!