November 23, 2019


A YouTube Sensation (100 Million Hits) With Progressive Parody &  Comedy Performances, Husband-Wife Duo Touted by NY Times

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C.—The Riccardis, cited for their “musical genius” by New York Times Magazine and called “my new favorite singing songwriting team!” by comedian and television personality Rosie O’Donnell, bring two unique shows to the White Horse Black Mountain in upcoming weeks.

The husband-and-wife duo, Sandy (vocals) and Richard (piano, vocals) Riccardi, will stage a classic jazz night club as featured performers on New Year’s Eve at 9 p.m. The Joseph Harrington Quartet, an all star jazz band, will play for the audience’s listening and dancing pleasure when The Riccardis aren’t performing.

Tickets for the Dec. 31 extravaganza, which will continue through 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day, are priced at $23 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Doors will open at 8:15 p.m. Everyone will receive a complimentary glass of champagne to toast the New Year.

Less than a month later, The Riccardis return to White Horse Black Mountain for their more traditional music show of progressive parody and comedy on Friday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.–a show of clever political and socio-relevant lyrics and brilliant jazz piano and vocal arrangements that have made them social media sensations to the tune of more than 100 million YouTube views to date.

Ticket prices for the Jan. 24 concert are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For more information on both shows, call 828-669-0816 or go to

Baltimore’s Cabaret Scenes Magazine says The Riccardis are “Two leaders of the Trump Resistance, Cabaret Division.” Invariably, the snarky couple will leave you laughing in the face of modern life and politics. Specialists in parody and hilarious originals, they have been retweeted by Harry Potter author JK Rowling and featured in the Washington Post online.

Their greatest hits include “Boy From Mar-a-Lago”, “Holiday Dinner Party”, “Tiki Torch Nazis”, “Elton Has An Organ”, and “Oh Donny Boy”. The Riccardis’ intelligent and sexy comedy songs, beautifully sung and delivered about New Age (Tinder-ly) and Older Age love and life, will also leave you roaring with laughter or shedding a few tears.

Richard Riccardi has played for such greats as Joel Grey, Martha Raye, Diahann Carroll, Tom Jones, Wesla Whitfield and Mel Torme; as well as numerous Broadway tours. He frequently records at Skywalker Ranch for movies and video games, and it is entirely possible he’s the guy playing piano on your ringtones. Sandy spent 11 years in New York City doing musical theater and light opera with NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Westchester Broadway Theater, and many more.

White Horse Black Mountain (105 Montreat Rd.) is a 215-seat music and arts venue that has staged more than 2,500 concerts and other events during its 10-year history. It offers state-of-the-art sound, cabaret-style (table) seating, and bar/concession area that serves beer, wine, Kombucha, soft drinks and snacks.

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