| Ritz Murphy was born in San Diego, CA and has devoted his life to being an entertainer. In the vein of R&B and Pop, Ritz charmed audiences with his soulful vocals. In addition to performing, Ritz shines in the studio collaborating with other talented songwriters and producers from L.A. to Nashville and all around the world.
Straight out of school, Ritz joined the group "Rare Blend", a singing trio based around the enormously popular boy-band formula and before he knew it, Rare Blend was signed to Curb Records in Nashville. The group's first single "Swang" was released to national radio with a video supporting the album on MTV. The Rare Blend world tour kicked off with a performance at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA followed by an extensive tour of Japan.
With a number of singles that topped the charts, including songs on the platinum-selling soundtrack for "Coyote Ugly" and the international hit film "Angel Eyes" starring Jennifer Lopez, Ritz soon became a memorable voice on several songs - including "Boom Boom Boom" and "Fly Away".
Following his successful run with Rare Blend, Ritz set out on his solo career. After moving to Los Angeles, Ritz fronted several popular L.A. bands and wrote songs with L.A. producers like Kenetix, and songwriters like Jaime Galvez who co-wrote "Don't Wanna Try" with Frankie J that went Top 20 on the US Billboard charts.
Now Ritz finds himself immersed in Nashville's music scene writing new songs with a new flavor to bring his voice to a worldwide audience. He has teamed up with North Carolina-based producer Krazy Figz, best known for his work with "Akon", "Busta Rhymes" and "Young Jeezy", to create a new chapter in his career. With his main focus on success, Ritz's future in music has never looked so bright.