|Born||June 18, 1978|
|Origin||Ocean City, Maryland, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Lennex, Rock Star: Supernova|
Phil Ritchie (born July 18, 1978) was the lead singer of the band Lennex, who has also performed on the North American Television show Rock Star: Supernova on CBS in the summer of 2006. He left Lennex as of February 20, 2008.
The son of Cathy and Charlie Ritchie, Phil has one sister, Laura, and resides in Ocean City, Maryland. His mother owns a commercial embroidery business and makes jewelry for a hobby. His father is a photographer. His Wife is Becki Czyz-Richie who is also known by her stage and radio name "Roxi." Becki fronted the band "Mind Control" and co-hosts a radio show on Delmarva's 105.5 KISS FM.
Rock Star: Supernova
In the summer of 2006, Phil appeared as one of the 15 national finalists on CBS's Rock Star: Supernova. The show began online on the Rock Star web site on MSN on Monday, July 3 with an Internet exclusive weekly episode and premiered on 5 July 2006 on CBS. Phil was one of the finalists on the CBS reality television show during the second season of Rock Star. The show is a talent show type reality show in which a band is currently looking for a lead singer to front their band. On the show, Phil was one of Tommy Lee's favorite performers for his swaggering performance style and bobble head.
- Week 1 "Cult of Personality" (Living Colour)
- Week 2 "If You Could Only See" (Tonic)
- Week 3 "White Rabbit" (Jefferson Airplane) (Jason Newsted on bass)
- Week 4 "One Headlight" (The Wallflowers)
In week four of the show contestants Patrice Pike, Phil, and Zayra Alvarez would be the bottom three at the end of all the voting. All three performed the cover songs of their choice. Supernova deliberated and they stated all three of the contestants gave good performances. Despite being complimented by host Dave Navarro for his song selection of "Smoking Umbrellas" by Failure, Phil was chosen to be the one sent home due to Supernova being unsure of whether he really wanted to be in the band. His elimination was due to statements that Phil had made to the press that he was primarily in the competition to get free publicity for himself and his band, and was not "stoked" about the music Supernova was creating; while it was cut from the aired show, live attendees at the taping reported that Dave Navarro read from Phil's hometown newspaper of The Daily Times. On the following days Dave Navarro confirmed the reason's for Phil's exit on his MySpace and personal website's blogs as a "question of his commitment," rehashing the words read aloud from the article. He also commented on Phil's overall performance and the rumors of scandal from this results show. Dave commented that Phil's weekly performances were too similar and he did not seem to heed the advice to change it up, as opposed to Zayra.
- Phil Ritchie MySpace Profile
- Official Lennex website
- Official Lennex Band MySpace Profile
- Phil Ritchie Feature Pages at Impact Artist Promotions
- The Daily Times Article Alex Muller, Making the cut Local rocker Phil Ritchie competes on CBS reality show The Daily Times, July 7, 2006