Roric was raised in California’s Central Valley, but has chosen to plant himself in Nashville since 2018. If you were to ask him about his musical influences, he’d tell you that it’s hard to pin down any one person, but he currently appreciates artists such as Phil Wickham, Jason Gray, and NEEDTOBREATHE.
Having started his singing career at the age of 4, you might say that music is more or less in Roric’s DNA now. It started with voice lessons, but by the time he was 13, he was leading worship for his church youth group. He opened for his first major artist not long after (Lisa Daggs), and has expanded to opening for other artists such as Shiela Raye Charles (Ray Charles’ daughter), Chris August, Jordan Feliz, Love and the Outcome, Stars Go Dim, Jason Gray, Building 429, Shawn McDonald, and Sanctus Real.
Nowadays, Roric is focusing on his own music, including the recently released single “Higher”. You can usually find him filling in on Sundays for worship leaders that need a break, playing at a weekend conference, or rocking it out with kids at youth camp.
Ultimately, Roric hopes his music will both challenge his fellow Christ followers to live their lives in the pursuit of Jesus, and share the gospel with those that haven’t yet heard it in a way that makes it real.