Richie, Thanks so much
for ROCKIN' the RIFE RECORDING STUDIO on Saturday Dec. 27,
2008. Everyone had a great time and it was an honor for me
to jam with you! You are such an immense talent. Keep on
doing what you do so well my friend! Our best to you and
Kevin Rife and Jill Handley Dec 31
I was in attendance in
the band for a while... I started on the drums at the start
of the evening, then switched to guitar. It was My pleasure
to sit in with you tonight. I look forward to hearing you
and your band in the future. I was so impressed by what you
were able to do with a pick up band, I'm sorry I had to
leave and get my kids to bed, because I would have loved to
jam with you all night! Take care, and best wishes!
Jeff (Pretend Rockstar) Dec 27
I've completely enjoyed
watching you perform for sure. I have purchased your CD and
enjoy it a whole lot. Please keep up your excellent shows
and come to the Lakes again some one of these times.
Your shows at the Annual Iowa Rock n' Roll show was great.
Thanks for your efforts to keep Buddy Holly's and Ritchie
Valens' memory alive. Raymond,
Your singing is sensation
for me! What a perfect song! makes me dance!
if I was 10 years younger, I'd just eat you up!!! You sound
great, too;) You
sound just like him, its uncanny adairalien,
Hey Richie! I came to see
you for the first time at Younkers last week. You are sooo
great! My kids, 3 and 10 love Buddy Holly, probably because
of my big obsession with all things 50s. It was actually my
sons idea to come. He saw your commercial for the credit
people and said " he's cool, lets go there!" We can't
wait to see you again, I hope to make it to Prairie Meadows.
Your the best! (and a cutie too!)
Jessica, Ella and Morgan Nov 21
We saw you at Lu's Lounge
in Clear Lake and I think you were only about 14 years old.
It was during the Winter Dance Party and we thought at
that time you were gonna bring back the wonderful music of
Buddy and the 50's. Thank you so much for that. We will be
seeing you again soon at a private wedding party & at
Prairie Meadows!! Karen, November 1
Just love your web
site, awesome! enjoyed all the video's very much. You can
really put on a show. Pat, Oct. 26
were fantastic at Prairie Meadows today, too bad it wasn't
advertised more. Thumbs up!!!
Amy, Oct. 26
Hey Richie, it was great
seeing you Saturday night; I had a great time :). Gonna try
and make it this Sunday, if not I will see ya on
Halloween... Jenny, Oct. 21
It is my pleasure to help
support Ritchie and I wish you all the best. I hope to see
the show in Riverside sometime this winter when I am off the
road and home in Coralville. Best wishes for success and
safe travels, Keep Rockin'!! Ralph,
Keep us informed. We
enjoy watching Richie perform. Becky,
Glad to see you back
in MN again, good show in Minneapolis. It is always a
pleasure to see you perform and love dancing to all the
great 50-60's songs you sing. Can't wait until you are back
in our area again. Keep on rock 'n!
Michelle, Oct. 6
Richie, It is always a
pleasure to see you and your family. Your music is
wonderful. Theresa, Sept 29
so glad I got to hear you and see you perform at Prairie
Meadows. I'm now a fan and hopefully, we'll be able to get
you here for some reason, sometime in the future.
Best wishes. Carole C, Sept 9
Teen rocks classic songs "Crowds loved him on Labor
Day, now Lee is back"
Emily S, Sept 6
Had a great time playing
with you at the IRRMA party. Mario already told us how
talented you were, but we all agree you do a GREAT job. We
hope do perform with you again. Love the CD. Thanks again.
Sam, Backyard Blues Band, Sept 6
I really enjoyed the
Saturday night show for sure. Thanks to all for a great show
and I am glad that Richie had a great weekend here-I think
Mario did too. It is great in my opinion that a young man
like Richie is using his talent and doing well. Raymond
R, Sept 2
Have enjoyed your
concerts at Prairie Meadows, when will you appear there
next? Skip, August 31
Was disappointed when we
showed up at Prairie Meadows in Des Moines on Aug. 24th to
celebrate my husbands birthday to find you and your band was
no where in sight, as the date was changed due to a race.
We had heard you play outdoors in Ankeny. There were
several folks on hand to hear your wonderful music.
Richie, You and your band
put on a GREAT show Saturday night. We enjoyed it very
much. See you soon. Kathy Allsup,
What a hit you were at the
church corn festival. Des Moines, hit the jackpot the day
you were born! Sure hope they have you play again there next
year, much more enjoyable listening to you sing than playing
bingo. Pat, August 24
Wow!!! What a great job singing
for the Mabel car show. It is amazing how well you can
sing even with the hot sun beating on your backs. Hope you
keep playing all the car shows. Sue Z,
Richie, Your show in
Ankeny last night was so good! It was great seeing you
on stage again and having fun with your band, which, by the
way, is a very good band. But then, that is what it is all
about – having fun! I enjoyed talking with you and
your Mom after the show. Take care and will see you
soon. Kathy Allsup, August 1
As a Buddy Holly fan, I
have to say it's truly amazing how well you can sign like
him. For someone so young to even be interested in Buddy
Holly is amazing in itself. Keep up the great work, we will
keep on coming to your shows.
Anita B. July 30
a great show you put on at the Meadows on Sunday.
and Nancy July 29
saw you at Prairie Meadows this Sunday and I have to say
this was the best show that I have ever seen and you had the
crowd right in your hands. A show like this should be out in
Las Vegas. Your CD is as fabulous as you are. You and your
whole band is full of great energy!
Bob July 28
Hey, heard you in
Waterloo Iowa in 2006.....wish you would come back to this
We had a great time and enjoyed the night. Best of luck and
I'll keep checking the link to
see when you're around! Angi, July 25
I received the CD in the
mail today (7-8-08) and I am playing it as I write this
email. It is great! I really like the music of that era, too
bad there isn't more of it nowadays. Also, I enjoy your
commercials on TV for Tom Coates. Thanks again and good luck
with your future. Sincerely, Dorothy
Bowlsby, July 8
I saw you do a concert in Slater, Iowa last July 4th.
I think you are really talented. It is neat to see someone
go back and rediscover what real music was like! Kayla
Robbins, June 24
Thanks for all you do for IRRMA and thanks for
helping to “Keep the Music Alive.”
Loren J. Paulson, June 4
I think that you sang,
the late Ritchie Valens songs at the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music
Association Hall of Fame induction night in early September
2007. It was certainly a great performance and it really
brought me to the point that I am a lot into the '50's Rock
'n Roll now. Keep up the great entertainment please. I
recently purchased a CD of your music. Really great job on
that CD for sure. Sincerely, Raymond
Hey Richie!!! Just
wanted to say what a FANTASTIC!!! Show again in Riverside,
really enjoyed seeing you guys again. We can't wait until
Friday night; it is going to be GREAT!!! We Love You
and keep up the FANTASTIC music.
Larry, Sharon and Lorie, April 13
Richie, Just wanted to
thank you again for the FABULOUS entertainment you showed us
once again this week at Riverside!! For Ray to take me
out dancing TWICE in one week. When he even had to
work the next days, that is truly a miracle!! You were
great St. Pats' Night, but even greater on Friday night!!
You are truly a "Show Ma"!! Keep up your wonderful
entertainment! You make some of us feel younger than we
really are!! Chris, March 25
Richie, Was at Atlantic Sat night. Great Show, I was
impressed with Sleepwalk. Keep up the good work.
Tom Smith, March 24
Hi Richie Lee, We
snowbirds are heading back to Iowa. We have enjoyed the CD,
you sent us and will no doubt be listening to you as we
travel back. Tell your folks Hi for us and we'll look
forward to visiting with all of you at the Casino this
Friday. You’re Fans Forever, Sherrie &
Dean, March 16
Thank you, Richie and the
Fabulous 50s for an outstanding evening of entertainment at
the North High Post Prom Nifty 50s Sock Hop last night !!
We are grateful to you for helping us raise money for the
2008 Post Prom celebration. Thanks to your loyal fan base
for supporting you and in turn the Post Prom celebration.
You are wise beyond your youthful age, Richie. I hope last
night will excite some of your North High classmates to
attend future gigs. God bless you, your Mom and Dad, your
band members, and your fan base for making last night a HUGE
success and a whole lot of fun !
Barb Bloomquist, March 9
Your Website is wonderful and
looks like you are and will be very busy this year.
Our best to you always, fans forever,
Sherrie & Dean, Feb 23
are you doing? I think you are great.
Rosie, Feb 21
We had so much fun last night at Lake Robbins
with you and your new band and your parents!! Your new band
is great, you guys all just sound great together!! You just
keep getting better and better.. keep up your great music,
we will definitely keep coming back!!
Rick and Noelle, Feb 17
Thanks a million for
the CD. Glad to see you in Spirit Lake.
Bill (Buddy) and Sue (Peggy Sue)
Girres Feb 17
Hi Richie, just love
watching you perform to my favorite music, 50's & 60's.
Please keep me posted via emails.
Sherry Henle, Feb 9
Dear Richie, we are so
excited to have you come to our town for our celebration.
My husband and I saw you in Clear Lake. Let us know if
we can do anything for you.
Verla & Perry, Feb 8
Dear Richie and family,
Thank you so much for being here Friday night for the Winter
Games Rock The Roof. You did a great job and everyone really
enjoyed the show! Thanks again for everything. See you
in Clear Lake. Doris, Jan 28
Richie, Hope this e-mail finds
you well. Thanks for playing at the Addam C Medina
Foundation benefit. You were the hit of the night. (I knew
you would be) People are still talking about it. I had a
blast singing with you! You are a joy to perform with. We
all really want to have you back!!!!! Looking forward to
hearing from you and seeing you soon. Give my regards to
Becky, Jan 28
very much enjoyed my blast from the past at the Downtown
Ballroom in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Jan. 18 - your performance,
Richie, and that of your band made being out on the coldest
night of the year at least seem a little bit sensible but
enjoyable. I look forward to attending more
of your performances, so come to this area again soon!
Wouldn't mind, however, if a warmer night - at least outside
- was picked - but the mood inside was warm with nostalgia
that night anyway. Leane
Bodle Jan 25
We attended Richie's
performance last Friday night at the Ballroom in Fort
Dodge. We had a very enjoyable evening. Does Richie have
anymore albums beside the one that we bought that night. If
so are the songs different than on it. I would be
interested in purchasing one let me know what the cost and
the name of the song might be. Hope he can come back to Fort
Dodge soon. Thanks, Sharen Jan
HI RICHIE, YOUR AWESOME,
FRAME LINDA IN SOLON, KEEP ROCKING WE REALLY GET INTO YOUR
STYLE DON'T GIVE UP KEEP ENTERTAINING!!
SHERRY, Jan 12
So when you coming to Sioux
Falls young man?
You do Buddy justice and I want to see you again.!!!
George, Jan 5
Richie, you were great
New Years Eve at the Kato Ballroom! You also have a GREAT
BAND!! We sure had a good time, & it was great to see a full
crowd again at the Kato Ballroom. Sue
Hey Richie! We were at
the Kato Ballroom New Year's Eve 2007. We were very
impressed. My husband and I had more fun Swing dancing than
we've had in a long time! You were great and your selection
of music was
perfect for our style of Swing. You are very talented! You
will go far in this world if you keep your head on your
shoulders. Don't let show biz get the better of you. People
are attracted to your authenticity and charm! Stay true to
your convictions. Living in MN doesn't afford us the
opportunity to see you often, but we hope to see you at the
Ballroom again in the future!
Tim and Linda G. Jan 4
The New Year’s Eve show
was so smooth the sound was incredible, and it was lots of
fun. I think the crowd had a good time too. They really know
how to dance, very impressive. Richie has something very
special, and it comes across for spectators to see.
Rick, Jan 2
Richie did pretty good with the song 'Running
Bear'. All the persons with us that night enjoyed the dance
and band. I heard NO complaints at all. Dick,