Ric Cushenan has been singing and performing for over twenty years. In the mid 80’s, as lead singer with the group Side Step, he traveled through Northeast Ohio, playing in venues from Tommy's River Inn to The Wolf at the Door.
In 1988, Ric wrote and recorded original music for Sun Bay Productions in Clearwater, Florida. Produced at Clockwork Studios in Cleveland Ohio, Ric performed original music for documentaries, including Lotto Fever and Reflections in Time. During this time, Ric also worked as a session singer for Clockwork studios, singing on albums for local artists and performing songs for corporate events.
Since 2001, as one of the lead singers of The LooSe ShoEs Band, Ric has provided his unhinged guitar riffs and smooth, emotional voice to blow the place up. Ric loves to write music and has provided many original songs for the group. One of those songs, "Footprints", was nominated for Song of the Year by The KC Christian Music Association in 2005. On The LooSe ShoEs Band’s latest release, Lost and Found, Ric penned 12 of the album's 13 songs.