Entertainer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Show-Presenter

Ricky Dandel is an all-round artist, and versatility describes him at his best. He skilfully and authentically masters pieces of different musical styles, ranging from rock, pop, country, ballads to blues and jazz.
His talent and interest in languages has enabled him to sing or host international musical events in a foreign language, in different countries of the world.
He plays piano and guitar and has written lots of songs and musical arrangements.
He is a university graduate, having both a M.A. and a Ph.D. degree in English and American literature.

Ricky Dandel’s artistic credits include:
  • many TV and radio shows in different countries of the world
  • live performances at international contests, festivals, entertainment- shows in concert halls or on stadiums – mostly broadcast live or recorded
  • recipient of many international prizes and awards as a singer, composer and lyricist
  • presenter and host of several international music contests and festivals in Europe and USA
  • jury member and chairman of international juries
  • member of the Composers’ Union of Germany
  • member of the GEMA as a composer, lyricist and publisher
  • member of FIDOF ( The International Federation of Festival Organizations ), LA, USA and a member of the FIDOF board of directors
  • host of international festivals or supporting act of international superstars as:
    Ray Charles, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dionne Warwick, The Commodores, Sisters Sledge, Cyndi Lauper, Boy George, Paul Young, UB 40, Chris Norman
    and others
  • host of televised international music festivals and /or live shows at :
    • Cavan International Song Contest, Ireland, 1982,1990 und 1997
    • Live shows in Russia, 1981
    • Distant Accords Award presented by FIDOF at MIDEM 1997 in Cannes, France, for outstanding achievements at international Song Festivals
    • The Golden Stag International Song Festival, Brasov, Romania, 1992, 1993, 1994,1996, 2001, 2003
    • Millennium New Year’ s Eve show in Toronto, Canada
    • The Vilnius International Pop Festival, Lithuania, 1993 und 1996
    • Benelux International Song & Culture Festival, Holland, 1998
    • Midnight Sun Song Festival, Finland, 1998
    • Intertalent International Pop Music Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, 1982
    • International Pamukkale Music & Culture Festival, Turkey, 1995 und 1996
    • International Song Festival, Poland, 1981
    • International Pop- Music Festival „Callatis 2000“, Romania
    • Cairo International Music and Culture Festival, Cairo, Egypt, 1995
    • The Golden Orpheus Pop Music Festival, Bulgaria, 1994
    • International TV-Pop-Music-Festival, Malta, 1999
    • International Talent Festival “The Golden Magnolia”, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2002
    • Klaipeda International Music Festival in Lithuania, 2005
  • score and performance of songs for German motion picture “Das Musikill”, 2005 – the movie was awarded two prizes at the Los Angeles and New York Independent Music and Video Festival 2004
  • releases of records and CDs include a large number of singles, maxi-singles, albums, samplers and music cassettes, some of them reaching top positions in the charts of Bavaria, Germany
  • 2003 - a notable musical project including duets of super-hits of US –country music featuring the US-top-stars Percy Sledge, Wanda Jackson, Aaron Neville, Freddy Fender
  • TV and radio appearances in Ireland, Germany, Romania, USA, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Holland, Turkey, Malta, Bulgaria, Egypt, Poland, Slovakia, Finland
  • 2007 marks Ricky Dandel’s 40th stage anniversary. He made his TV-debut at the early age of 14 and hence he has recorded hundreds of TV-shows. The main event of the artist’s anniversary shows will be staged and televised on 18 August 2007 at Sibiu/Hermannstadt which is European Capital of Culture 2007. Adjacent musical events of the project are going to take place in Luxemburg, the twin European Capital of Culture, at the Rock um Knuedler Festival in July and in Germany in September 2007. The open air show called “Ricky Dandel and friends from Europe ” commences with a symphonic rock part and will feature throughout the evening entertainer, actor and songwriter Elvin, as well as rock bands from Luxembourg , Germany and Hermannstadt/Sibiu.
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Ricky, complete Engl. biography
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