Born in Southern California into a musical family, Ralph discovered his purpose at age six when he saw the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. Hypnotized by Ringo Starr, his passion and devotion for playing the drums ultimately landed him the role of his idol in the touring production of Beatlemania after several years performing with numerous bands and pursuing acting opportunities. Ralph was also cast as Ringo in Beatlemania: The Movie, before joining RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles in 1986. His remarkable talent, drum technique, humor, style and appearance created an extraordinary career that spanned over two decades, with appearances on multiple television shows and radio programs, from The Today Show to Good Morning Australia. The first to coin the term “tribute band,” RAIN is recognized by people all over the world as the premier Beatles band. It is the longest-running Beatles tribute and pre-dates the popular Broadway show Beatlemania.
A husband to wife Frances and father of three children, Anthony, Hope, and Natale, Ralph and his family have lived in Reno Nevada since 2001. Following a successful era in music Ralph embarked upon a career in real estate, where he is fulfilled by a passion to help others achieve their dreams of home ownership in Lake Tahoe’s magnificent mountain community known for its active, outdoor lifestyle. When not showing houses, he enjoys jam sessions with his sons, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.
Connect with Ralph Castelli here or call him direct at 775.233.6706.