Ricardo Spicer (aka Ric Spice) brings a formidable skill set to the Amp’d Team! You will be hard pressed to find a DJ who can read a crowd better than Ric Spice and he is just as accomplished as an MC. In addition to rocking weddings, Ricardo currently heads up our Remix’d Mitzvah program and has been a frequent DJ for ESPN and other corporate clients. Giving James Brown a run for hardest working man in show business, he also owns his own recording and production studio (Sweatbeatz). This guy eats, sleeps, and breathes music!
Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Ricardo has always had music on the brain and fell in love with Hop Hop at an early age. His love of music eventually led Ricardo to the University of Michigan where he was an integral part of a Hip-Hop collective that worked with legends like Mos Def, Bahamadia, The Watts Poets, Binary Star, and Athletic Mic League.
Now Ricardo brings his considerable talents to the Amp’d team! Contact us today to find out how Ric Spice can make your next event unforgettable!
Recent Reviews from Weddingwire and The Knot:
“Best. DJ. Ever.
When the time came to start planning my wedding, I knew that the most important part to me was the DJ. I am not a fan of live bands but I also hate cheesy ‘wedding dj’s’. My event planner, Wrennwood Design, recommended Amp’d and the second I went on the website I knew it was what I was looking for. I sent an email and Ricardo responded that day. We scheduled a call and he explained the company, walked me through the process, and even walked me through the website so I could see pictures and videos of what he was talking about. I felt so confident after our initial call. Every step of the way, Ricardo was timely, polite, and answered all of my questions. We had a couple calls leading up to the wedding but at every point I never felt nervous about my choice in dj- he was always solid. He MADE my wedding. It was everything I wanted and more! I am still in awe. All of my guests can’t stop talking about the amazing music. If you want to dance the night away then this is the company for you! I would recommend Ricardo over and over again. On the day of the wedding, I had two last minute changes and he handled them so professionally and with ease. It was so reassuring. I last minute booked the uplight package. I wasn’t 100% sold because weddings are expensive but Ricardo really sold it to me. I do not regret it at all! It made my space look amazing!! Worth every penny.”
“Ricardo was a true professional. When we initially spoke on the phone, we immediately hit it off. I interviewed other DJ’s who had similar pricing, but what set Amp’d apart for me was: 1) Ricardo said he would personally be our DJ, another popular DJ service was just going to fill in with someone I had not actually spoken to and 2) Ricardo said they would mix the songs together. This kept it fresh on the dance floor and I know it takes some talent to do this. He really knows his music. In addition to the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner music, I gave him 3.5 hours (!) of music for a 2 hour set after dinner and heard most of the songs, plus he snuck a couple of good ones in-between as well. Got multiple compliments on the music.”
“My wife and I heard about Amp’d Entertainment through our wedding planner. After our first meeting with Ricardo, we knew we had to work with him because of his enthusiasm and passion for music. He immediately understood the vibe we wanted to create for our wedding.
We felt very comfortable with Ricardo throughout the planning process. He coordinated with us on our ceremony, cocktail hour, entrances and first dances beforehand. He provided recommendations and combined our vision with his insight. During our reception, he immediately got people out on the dance floor after our first dances and kept the energy up for the rest of the night! He created a fun and engaging atmosphere for all our guests, regardless of age.
Ricardo is an amazing DJ. He’s friendly, passionate and experienced. We would recommend him for any wedding or event!”
“Everything was completely amazing! Amp’d created a memory for my family that will last a lifetime! Incredible job to Ricardo and friends!!”
“Ricardo was the best! He knows how to bring the energy out on the dance floor. Will have him at our future events.”
“Thank YOU Ricardo! U helped make our day special.”
“Ricardo was an awesome addition to our corporate Holiday party! He kept the room upbeat with a variety of genres and mixes, and was also great with last minute song requests! So happy to have discovered him and the Amp’d Entertainment team. Would definitely love to work with Ricardo again in the future!!”
“Wished it were more stars to give!!!!! Ricardo was excellent. Our playlist was flawless from beginning to end. No complaints from anyone and the music never stopped. Everyone loved him, he was like family being there. Very approachable! Please book Ricardo for any event you may have!!!! Highly recommend!! Thanks for making our day special, from Shaneaqua and Nakia.”
–Shanequa & Nakia
“Ricardo was amazing at our rehearsal dinner! He provided perfect music, helped with mics for speeches, and was fun and kind to all of our guests. Everyone kept raving about the great job he did – thank you for making our night so memorable! :)”
“Ric Spice did a phenomenal job as our DJ at our wedding. His personality/DJ skills set a great tempo and created lot of fun for our guests! His professionalism and work ethic made our job easy. I would recommend him for any event.”
“Ricardo was amazing. He was the DJ at my 50th and he got everyone on the dance floor. He played great music tailored to my requests and was always happy to oblige with all requests. Would highly recommend.”
“DJ Ricardo Spicer was our wedding DJ and he was fantastic!! We had lots of eclectic requests and he made them seem easy and kept the crowd on the dancefloor all night.”
“Amp’d Entertainment was a great company to work with. From the beginning, Ricardo was helpful and attentive in helping us pick our playlist. At our actual wedding, he was able to judge the mood of our guests and adjust our must-play list accordingly – while we did not hear everything on our list, we weren’t upset because everyone loved the choices he picked! We would definitely recommend Ricardo, and Amp’d Entertainment, for your wedding!”
“We booked Ricardo as our DJ for our reception at Monday Night Brewing. From the start, Amp’d was incredibly helpful & accommodating! The online planning tool was very useful since we don’t live in the area and were unable to meet in person beforehand. Ricardo did a great job, everyone loved the music & had fun dancing!”
“Rick was one of the best things about our wedding. During planning, it can be difficult to settle on decisions for things like vendors, or venues, but there was one thing we agreed on immediately: we wanted Rick to be our DJ. He met with us in the weeks before our big day, going through playlists, and picking out songs we wanted, while crossing out those we didn’t. He made it personal. To him, our day wasn’t just another day at the office. He understood that it would be the most special day of our lives. It was an honor to have him there because not only was he considerate, but he got the party jumping! We recommend Rick in the highest regard for any day you want to make a touch more special.”
“Ricardo Spicer was an amazing DJ! He had our whole wedding party dancing by the end of the night. All of our friends and family had nothing but good things to say when the night was finished. He played everything we requested and MORE! Overall great experience.”
But Ric Spice isn’t just about playing other people’s tunes…