Rick Express

Band Info

Do you want a one way ticket to an all-out DANCE FEST at your wedding?

Well hop onboard the RICK EXPRESS and let this band take you on the funkiest, freshest, most soul-searing musical joyride this side of the Motor City!  SLAYING all the hottest hits, this 8 – 14 piece musical juggernaut covers the very best old skool R&B and Motown classics right on up to the Top 100 billboard chart-busters of today that will have all of your guests moving, groovin’ and dancing all night long!   Rick Express has taken their NON-STOP PARTY to dance floors all across the US and Europe and their next stop, is YOUR wedding!

The Rick Express were amazing. Thanks again!

— Matt, Winthrop House at Harvard College

Song List

Rick Express 2017 Song List

Classic Funk/Soul/R&B/Reggae
ABC (The Jackson 5)
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead)
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (The Temptations)
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
As (Stevie Wonder)
Baby, I Love You (Aretha Franklin)
Back In Love (LTD)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Boogie On Reggae Woman (Stevie Wonder)
Boogie Oogie Oogie (Taste Of Honey)
Brick House (The Commodores)
By Your Side (Sade)
Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love (Barry White)
Can’t Hide Love (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Can’t Hurry Love (The Supremes)
Caught Up In Rapture (Anita Baker)
Chain Of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)
Cruisin’ (Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis/ Smokey Robinson)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)
Feel Like Makin’ Love (Roberta Flack/ D’angelo)
For Once in My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Funky Good Time (James Brown)
Get Down On It ( Kool & the Gang)
Groove Me (King Floyd)
Heat Wave (Martha and the Vandellas)
How Sweet It Is (Marvin Gaye/James Taylor)
Human Nature (Michael Jackson)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
I Was Made To Love Her (Stevie Wonder)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Is This Love (Bob Marley)
Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
It’s Your Thing (The Isley Brothers)
Jungle Boogie (Kool & the Gang)
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
Kiss Of Life (Sade)
Kissin’ My Love (Bill Withers)
Lady Marmalade (Labelle)
Last Dance (Donna Summer)
Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Greene)
Love And Happiness (Al Greene)
Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson)
Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
My First, My Last, My Everything (Barry White)
My Girl (The Temptations)
One Love (Bob Marley)
P.Y.T. (Michael Jackson)
Proud Mary (Tina & Ike Turner)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)
Rock with You (Michael Jackson)
September (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Sex Machine (James Brown)
Shake Your Body (Michael Jackson)
Shining Star (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Shotgun (Jr. Walker)
Shout (The Isley Brothers)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Stir It Up (Bob Marley)
Super Bad (James Brown)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
Sweet Thing (Chaka Khan)
Take Me To the River (Al Green/Talking Heads)
Talking Loud & Saying Nothing (James Brown)
Tell me Somethin’ Good (Rufus w/ Chaka Khan)
The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson)
Think (Aretha Franklin)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
Through The Fire (Chaka Khan)
Try A Little Tenderness (Otis Redding)
Until You Come Back To Me (Aretha Franklin)
Use Me (Bill Withers)
Waiting In Vain (Bob Marley)
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Michael Jackson)
We are Family (Sister Sledge)
What You Won’t Do For Love (Bobby Caldwell)
What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
You Send Me (Sam Cooke)

Modern R&B/Dance/Soul/Hip Hop
24K Magic (Bruno Mars)
All About that Bass (Meghan Trainor)
American Boy (Estelle feat. Kanye West)
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston)
Birthday (Katy Perry)
Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)
Bust A Move (Young MC)
California Gurls (Katy Perry)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Can't Hold Us (Macklemore & Ray Lewis)
Can’t Stop the Feeling ( Justin Timberlake)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (Lauryn Hill)
Celebration (Madonna)
Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Diamonds (Rihanna)
Disturbia (Rihanna)
DJ’s Got Us Fallin’ In Love (Usher)
Doo Woop- That Thing (Lauryn Hill)
Dynamite (Taio Cruz)
Each Day Gets Better (John Ledgend)
Empire State Of Mind (Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys)
Express Yourself (Madonna)
Fancy (Iggy Azalea)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Flashing lights ( Kanye West)
Found Love In a Strange Place (Rihanna)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Gin & Juice (Snoop Dog)
Give Me Everything (Pitbull, feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer)
Good Feelin' (Flo Rida)
Groove Is In The Heart (Dee Lite)
Hella Good (No Doubt)
Hey Yeah (Outcast)
Hot & Cold (Katy Perry)
I Got A Feelin’ (Black Eyed Peas)
I Kissed a Girl (Katy Perry)
I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor Swift)
I Wanna Be A Billionaire (Travie McCoy)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
If I Never See Your Face Again (Maroon 5 w/ Rihanna)
Ignition (R.Kelly)
Into The Groove (Madonna)
Juicy (Biggie Smalls/Notorious B.I.G.)
Just Dance (Lady Gaga)
Killing Me Softly (The Fugees/Roberta Flack)
Kiss (Prince)
Let It Rock (Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne)
Let’s Go Crazy (Prince)
Like A Prayer (Madonna)
Like I'm Gonna Loose You (Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend)
Locked Out of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
LoveStoned/ I Think She Knows (Justin Timberlake)
Love on Top (Beyoncé)
Material Girl (Madonna)
Me & Mr. Jones (Amy Winehouse)
Mercy (Duffy)
Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
My Prerogative (Bobby Brown)
No Diggity (Black Street)
No Scrubs (TLC)
On & On (Erykah Badu)
Party In The U.S.A. (Miley Cyrus)
Poison (Bell Biv Devoe)
Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Raise Your Glass (Pink)
Real Love (Mary J. Blige)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Ride Wit Me (Nelly)
Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Royals (Lorde)
Senorita (Justin Timberlake)
Sexy Back (Justin Timberlake)
Shake it Off (Taylor Swift)
Single Ladies- Put A Ring On It (Beyonce)
Sorry ( Justin Bieber)
Steal My Kisses (Ben Harper)
Sugar (Maroon 5)
Suit & Tie (Justin Timberlake)
Sunday Morning (No Doubt)
Sweet Escape (Gwen Stefani)
That’s what I like ( Bruno Mars)
This Is How We Do It (Montell Jordan)
This Love (Maroon 5)
Tightrope ( Janelle Monae)
Tik Tok (Ke$ha)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Umbrella (Rihanna)
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Wake Me Up (Avicii)
We Found Love (Rihanna)
When Doves Cry (Prince)
Who’s That Girl (Madonna)
Work (Rihanna)
You Gotta Be (Des’ree)
You Know I’m No Good (Amy Winehouse)

Modern Rock/Pop/Indie/Country
1901 (Phoenix)
A-Punk (Vampire Weekend)
Animal (Neon Trees)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood)
Big Me (Foo Fighters)
Budapest (George Ezra)
California Gurls (Katy Perry)
Cheerleader (Omi)
Chicken Fried (Zac Brown Band)
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (LCD Soundsystem)
Dog Days Are Over (Florence + the Machine)
Downtown (Lady Antebellum)
Drive (Incubus)
Drive By (Train)
Electric Feel (MGMT)
Everlasting Light (Black Keys)
Everlong (Foo Fighters)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Free (Zac Brown Band)
Hand In My Pocket (Alanis Morrisette)
Hey Soul Sister (Train)
Ho Hey (The Lumineers)
Home (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
Honey, I'm Good (Andy Grammer)
Hot & Cold (Katy Perry)
How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)
I Choose You (Sara Bareilles)
I Kissed a Girl (Katy Perry)
I Need You Tonight (Lady Antebellum)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
If You’re Wondering If I Want You To, I Want You To (Weezer)
Island in the Sun (Weezer)
Let Her Go (Passenger)
Lonely Boy (Black Keys)
Loving You Easy (Zac Brown Band)
Lucky (Jason Mraz and Colbie Cailet)
Mr. Brightside (The Killers)
On a Night Like This (Kiley Minogue)
Over My Head - Cable Car (The Fray)
Paralyzer (Finger Eleven)
Pumped Up Kicks (Foster the People)
Redneck Woman (Gretchen Wilson)
Safe and Sound (Capital Cities)
Save Your Soul (Jewel)
Say it Ain't So (Weezer)
Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)
Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon)
Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)
Shut Up and Let Me Go (The Ting Tings)
Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte)
Sugar (Maroon 5)
Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
That’s Not My Name (The Ting Tings)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Tighten Up (Black Keys)
Two (Ryan Adams)
Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show/Darius Rucker)
Walcott (Vampire Weekend)
We Are Young- feat. Janelle Monáe (Fun.)
Whatever It Is (Zac Brown Band)
When You Were Young (The Killers)
Why Georgia (John Mayer)
You Are The Best Thing (Ray LaMontagne)
You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)
Young Folks (Peter, Bjorn, and John)

#41 (Dave Matthews Band)
Aeroplane (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Africa (Toto)
Alive (Pearl Jam)
All Mixed Up (311)
All the Small Things (Blink 182)
Always On the Run (Lenny Kravitz)
Amber (311)
American Girl (Tom Petty)
Ants Marching (Dave Matthews Band)
Any Way You Want It (Journey)
Babylon (David Gray)
Badfish (Sublime)
Blister in The Sun (Violent Femmes)
Bound To The Floor (Local H)
Breakdown (Tom Petty)
Brother (Pearl Jam)
Burning Down the House (Talking Heads)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Come On Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners)
Crash (Dave Matthews Band)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Creep (Radiohead)
Dammit (Blink 182)
Dancin’ In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
Dani California (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Dead Or Alive (Bon Jovi)
Don't Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
Don't Stop Believin’ (Journey)
Elderly Woman Behind a Counter in a Small Town (Pearl Jam)
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (The Police)
Everybody Here Wants You (Jeff Buckley)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears For Fears)
Faith (George Michael)
Faithful (Journey)
Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead)
Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty)
Get Into The Groove (Madonna)
Give It Away Now (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Glory Days (Bruce Springsteen)
Good (Better Than Ezra)
Got You (Where I Want You) (The Flys)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Hard to Handle (Black Crowes)
Here I Go Again (Whitesnake)
Hey Jealousy (Gin Blossoms)
High and Dry (Radiohead)
Hold The Line (Toto)
Hungry Like The Wolf (Duran Duran)
Hurts So Good (John Cougar Mellencamp)
I Melt The World (Modern English)
I Need You Tonight (INXS)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
I Want You To Want Me (Cheap Trick)
I Will Follow (U2)
I’ve Got My Mind Set On You (George Harrison)
In Bloom (Nirvana)
In My Place (Coldplay)
Inside Out (Eve 6)
Interstate Love Song (STP)
It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over (Lenny Kravitz)
Jesse's Girl (Rick Springfield)
Jimi Thing (Dave Matthews Band)
Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
Karma Police (Radiohead)
Kingdom Come (Coldplay)
Laid (James)
Land Down Under (Men At Work)
Last Goodbye (Jeff Buckley)
Life Is A Highway (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider)
Lights (Journey)
Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Love Letter (Bonnie Raitt)
Love Song (The Cure)
Lover, You Should Have Come Over (Jeff Buckley)
Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’ (Journey)
Lucky Man (The Verve)
Mr. Jones (Counting Crows)
Mary Jane's Last Dance (Tom Petty)
Message in a Bottle (The Police)
My Own Worst Enemy (Lit)
Mysterious Ways (U2)
Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
On a Plain (Nirvana)
One (U2)
Open Arms (Journey)
Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
Plush (Stone Temple Pilots)
Roxanne (The Police)
Sail Away (David Gray)
Santa Monica (Everclear)
Santeria (Sublime)
Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy (Big & Rich)
Secret Garden (Bruce Springsteen)
She Talks To Angels (Black Crowes)
Slide (Goo Goo Dolls)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
So Lonely (The Police)
Something To Talk About (Bonnie Raitt)
Summer of 69 (Brian Adams)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns and Roses)
Synchronicity II (The Police)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Take Me Home Tonight (Eddie Money)
Take On Me (Ah Ha)
To Be Young (Ryan Adams)
Tripping Billies (Dave Matthews Band)
Two (Ryan Adams)
Two Princes (Spin Doctors)
Two Tickets To Paradise (Eddie Money)
Vertigo (U2)
Walking On The Moon (The Police)
What I Got (Sublime)
Who’s That Girl (Madonna)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Yellow Ledbetter (Pearl Jam)
You & Me (Dave Matthews Band)
You Give Love A Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
Your Love (The Outfield)

Classic Rock
Across The Universe (The Beatles)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Beast Of Burden (Rolling Stones)
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)
Come Together (The Beatles)
Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix)
D'yer M'ker (Led Zeppelin)
Day Tripper (The Beatles)
Days Like This (Van Morrison)
Dear Prudence (The Beatles)
Don't Let me Down (The Beatles)
Down On The Corner (CCR)
Down With Disease (Phish)
Ether Sunday (T. Anastasio/Phish)
Father & Daughter (Paul Simon)
Fly Like An Eagle (Steve Miller Band)
Fly Like An Eagle (Steve Miller Band)
Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash)
Forever Young (B. Dylan and Rod Stewart versions)
Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
Friend Of The Devil (Grateful Dead)
Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis Group)
Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin)
Happy Together (The Turtles)
Hard Days Night (The Beatles)
Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
I’ve Just Seen A Face (The Beatles)
In My Life (The Beatles)
Instant Karma (The Beatles)
Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
Joker (Steve Miller Band)
Josie (Steely Dan)
Late In the Evening (Paul Simon)
Let's Spend the Night Together (The Rolling Stones)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
Lost Highway (Hank Williams)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Paul Simon)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
New Speedway Boogie (Grateful Dead)
On The Road Again (Willie Nelson)
Ophelia (The Band)
Peg (Steely Dan)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Rock & Roll (Led Zeppelin)
Rocketman (Elton John)
Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead)
Shine A Light (The Rolling Stones)
Something (The Beatles)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Take It Easy (The Eagles)
Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)
The Ocean (Led Zeppelin)
The Weight (The Band)
The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix)
There Goes My Baby (Cat Stevens)
They Love Each Other (Grateful Dead)
Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
Traveling Riverside Blues (Led Zeppelin)
Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Jimi Hendrix)
Waste (Phish)
Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)
You Shook Me (AC/DC)

Ballads/Vocal Jazz/Slow Jams
A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie/ Ella Fitzgerald)
All of Me (John Legend)
April In Paris (Vernon Duke/Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Sara Vaughn)
At Last (Etta James)
Autumn Leaves (Johnny Mercer)
Beyond the Sea (Bobby Darin)
Bubbly (Colbie Caillat)
By Your Side (Sade)
Caught Up In Rapture (Anita Baker)
Carolina In My Mind (James Taylor)
Cheek to Cheek (Ella Fitzgerald)
Come Away With Me (Nora Jones)
Corcovado, Quiet Nights… (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Don’t Know Why (Nora Jones)
Each Day Gets Better (John Legend)
Easy (The Commodores)
Everything (Michael Buble)
Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Forever Young (B. Dylan and Rod Stewart versions)
Free (Zac Brown Band)
From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)
Girl From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Green Dolphin Street (Kaper Washington)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Hey Pretty Girl (Kip Moore)
How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)
Human Nature (Michael Jackson)
I Choose You (Sara Bareilles)
I Got Rhythm (George Gershwin)
I Loved Her First (Heartland)
I Need You Tonight (Lady Antebellum)
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
I'll Be There (Jackson 5)
I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James)
If I Ain’t Got You (Alicia Keys)
In My Daughter’s Eyes (Martina McBride)
In The Palm Of Your Hand (Allison Krause)
It Had To Be You (Harry Connick, Jr.)
It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World (James Brown)
Just The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
Kiss Of Life (Sade)
Knocks Me Off My Feet (Stevie Wonder)
Let Her Go (Passenger)
Like I'm Gonna Loose You (Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend)
L-O-V-E (Natalie Cole)
Lover, You Should Have Come Over (Jeff Buckley)
Lovesong (Adele version of Cure song)
Lucky (Jason Mraz and Colbie Cailet)
Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele version of B.Dylan song)
Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn/Suessdorf)
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers/Hart)
My Little Girl (Tim McGraw)
My Wish (Rascal Flatts)
Never Alone (Lady Antebellum)
No One (Alicia Keys)
One and Only (Adele)
One Flight Down (Nora Jones)
Piano Man (Billy Joel)
Satin Doll (Duke Ellington)
Save The Last Dance For Me (Michael Buble)
Someday My Prince Will Come (Miles Davis)
Someone Like You (Van Morrison)
Stars Fell On Alabama (Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong)
Stay with Me (Sam Smith)
Summer Wind (Frank Sinatra)
Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
The Nearness Of You (Nora Jones/ Hoagy Carmichael)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Through The Fire (Chaka Khan)
Try Me (James Brown)
Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
We Have All The Time In The World (L. Armstrong/Fun Loving Criminals)
When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional/L.Armstrong)
Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
You and I (Stevie Wonder)
You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)
You’ve Got a Friend (James Taylor/Carole King)
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me (Smokey Robinson/Miracles)

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Upcoming Events

February Gigs


Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Paddy O's in Boston, MA

Band plays 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Come see SOUL OF BOSTON band ROCK THE HOUSE at hank agency’s next “Battle of the Wedding Bands” entertainment SHOWCASE, alongside 3 other “A-List” wedding bands!

So join us on SUNDAY afternoon, February 25th from 3:00 – 5:00PM at Paddy O’s in Boston for this incredible SHOWCASE which will feature LIVE performances by the following 4 bands:


THE BUZZ  …  3:00PM – 3:20PM

GIMME 5…  3:30PM – 3:50PM

SUGAH RUSH …  4:10PM – 4:30PM

RICK EXPRESS …  4:40PM – 5:00PM


Paddy O’s features a great menu of delicious pub food and a fully stocked bar so come for lunch and order some cocktails while you enjoy listening to all of the bands!

Admission to this SHOWCASE is free, but SPACE IS LIMITED … so call today to RSVP at 617-628-0400 or via email at: admin@hankagency.com to reserve your spot on our guest list, so we can save you some seats!