Richard Llewellyn Manning

Ricky Manning, a greater Pittsburgh native, is a Detective with the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office with 13 years of service.  Ricky’s first inspiration was music and although his path has taken him to a career of civil service, he continues to vehemently pursue music, when he is not pursuing fugitives, on a daily basis.  Ricky is a graduate of Central Catholic High School, the Allegheny County Police Training Academy, and Point Park University.  Ricky is a singer, guitarist, percussionist, and highland bagpiper.  Ricky was a member of the Carnegie –Mellon University Pipes and Drums for 12 years and studied under the late, world renowned, Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies.  Ricky sings a wide variety of music from rock, folk, classical, and Celtic styles.  Ricky performs with singer/songwriter Mark Pipas & The Sleaze Band and local Irish artist Sean McClorey, performing at a multitude of venues throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Ricky has also recorded with local guitarist/songwriter James “Doc” Dougherty.  Ricky got married in May to his beautiful wife Sarah Beth and they are expecting their first child. Ricky would like to dedicate his performance to the memory of fallen Police Officers whose families can only be with them in spirit during the holiday season.