John “JR” Rickinger (drums, lead and background vocals) started performing with semi-pro bands at the age of 13. It’s been a long time since his dad had to be a chaperone, John’s drive and passion for music has never faded.

Over the years, John has played big band to hard rock, top 40s, to blues. In the 70’s his band “Sensation” opened for the jazz great Stan Kenton in Milwaukee. “Room to Move” originally started as “Sound Investment” until one fateful night in 2005, the band asked the crowd for a new name. The new name stuck and a short time later the band performed on the main stage at the “House of Blues” in Chicago…the band member names were added along side the giants in the VIP lounge.

JR enjoys a life of balance between his love of music, art and his family…In his professional life, JR is the Owner/Creative Director  running his consulting/creative marketing agency “The JR Rickinger Company” supporting global and national corporations. Check out