Ricky Medeiros

Brazillian Solo Artist - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre Classical, Jazz, Latin
  • Members 1
  • Price

Born and bred in Brazil, Ricky has done a range of works solo and with local bands playing a variety of Latin music styles.
In New Zealand since 2010, Ricky has performed on live TV, at dozens of festivals, corporate functions and other private events all over the country.
Ricky has built an extensive instrumental repertoire in which he displays his technical prowess and beautiful interpretations of classics and Latin hits.
Ideal for setting the mood as a background musician adding a special touch of authentic, Latin music to your event.

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Reviews

“Ricky played for Brandhub guests at our kitchen launch party evening which was a very important night for us. His music was perfect for the evening and he was very entertaining. I would gladly recommend Ricky for any event, corporate or private. Karla Douglas Sales & Marketing Manager Karla Douglas - 12 July 2016

“Hi Ricky, Thank you on behalf of Suze and I for playing at our wedding on the 19th Dec we had a brilliant day thank you for being part of the day , we love your music and our guests commented how wonderful your music is. All the best for 2016 to you and your family.” Wayne Wheeler | Area Sales Manager, Auckland Wayne Wheeler - 14 March 2017

“Ricky performed at our Christmas Cocktails event. He played Spanish guitar which was the perfect accompaniment to a fun mingling type event, and we received lots of compliments on the music from our guests. Ricky was professional and a pleasure to deal with, and nothing was a problem for him. I would highly recommend Ricky for any private parties or corporate events.” Kate Langdon – Event Manager Global Women Kate Langdon - 14 December 2016

“Hi Mr.Ricky, On behalf of both of us the Bride & Groom we would like to extend our kindest regards to you for playing your guitar from the heart and with the Spirit of Excellence. Our guests enjoyed the atmosphere you projected through your soulful melodies. Truly honoured that you played our Wedding Entrance Song. Our Emotions when we walked into the room was of Awe & Romantico. You brought happiness to the room why we continued to do our First Dance to your original piece. My family are Italian and you ignited their spark with the sound of acoustic guitar. We bless your talent & God given gift.” Yours Sincerely Mr&Mrs; Paul&Caroline; McAllion (Bride&Groom;) Mr&Mrs; Paul & Caroline McAllion - 20 November 2013

“I asked Ricky to play for a school Christmas function. Ricky is a skillful and passionate performer. He is professional in his preparation and time management and works well with others. He is positive and a pleasure to work with.” Mary Lee Mary Lee Music Teacher - 9 December 2014

“My name is Keith Airey, I have been a professional guitarist for nearly 30 years. I studied at Leeds College of Music, I have played with many people including Nik Kershaw in the 80’s (3 years), Paul McCartney (sessions), Roger Taylor, Tom Jones (8 years), Pete Cetera (album), Don Airey of Deep Purple (my brother), Then Jerico, The Zombies (8 years), Colin Blunstone, Ian Anderson. plus many more and many sessions. Also I am the guitarist on Mamma Mia in London. I was in Auckland earlier this year (2012) at the Limon Waterfront restaurant in Auckland. A young guitarist started playing while we were there, and I was very pleasantly surprised. His name is Ricky de Medeiros. What a talent, very authentic Latin style, a proper talent I would say. He played number of songs unaccompanied, very gracefully and very musically. He seems to have a lot of good ideas. My partner Kerry Gallagher who has her own albums out, and recently recorded with Jazz Legend Jim Mullen, sat with him and sang a few tunes, and Ricky was great, really great. A natural who has worked very hard at his art. Very impressive young guitarist. Feel free to contact me. Put my name into Google to check my authenticity.” Keith Airey - 12 September 2012

“Recently we were very impressed to hear Ricky play at Alp Ice Café in HighSt. We asked him to play at our 50th birthday lunch celebration. We would highly recommend Ricky. Ricky is a talented musician, can select and play appropriate music for the occasion (in our case an instrumental selection as a background to our party rather than a performance demanding attention from guests). Ricky is professional, friendly and flexible and able to play for several hours with only short breaks. We found Ricky a pleasure to work with, and within our budget. Again, we would highly recommend him. Feel free to contact me if you have any queries.” Penny Cliffin Penny Cliffin - 8 October 2012

“Ricky played for us on a weekly basis for about 3 months straight, and we loved every performance. He created a laid back, chilled Sunday environment that our customers really appreciated. I would have no problem at all recomending Ricky to any venue that is looking for a skilled musician, and something just a little bit different. Please feel free to contact me on 021783421 to hear more.” Shane McDonagh General Manager – Malt Bar Shane McDonagh - 14 March 2016

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Song List

Solo Guitar Set:

1 - Garganta Con Arena (Cigala)
2 - Santa Ana (Tradicional Romantic guitar)
3 - Concierto de Aranjuez (Joaquín Rodrigo)
4 - Regra Três (Toquinho)
5 - Tristeza (Sergio Mendes)
6 - Romanza (Traditional Spanish)
7 - Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velazques)
8 - Bachianinha (Paulinho Nogueira)
9 - Samba de Elisa (Kiko Loureiro)
10 - La Cumparsita (Gerardo Matos Rodríguez)
11 - Samba do Avião (Tom Jobim)
12 - Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim)
13 – Luiza (Tom Jobim)
14 – Astronauta (Baden Powell)
15 - Bicho De 7 Cabeças (Geraldo Azevedo)
16 - O Barquinho (Roberto Menescau)
17 - El Dia Que Me Quieras (Carlos Gardel)
18 - lamento no morro (Tom Jobim)
19 - Dindi (Tom Jobim)
20 - Aos Da Guitarrada (Sebastiao Tapajos)
21 - Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell)
22 - Ela e Carioca (Tom Jobim)
23 - Blue Bossa l Europa (Kenny Dorham)
24 - Campos De San Gregorio (Vicente Amigo)
25 - Roma (Vicente Amigo)
26 - Girl From Ipanema (Tom Jobim)
27 - Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard)
28 – Desafinado (Tom Jobim)
29 - Black Orpheus (Luiz Bonfá)
30 - One Note Samba (Tom Jobim)
31 - Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim)
32 - Luz Negra (Baden Powell)
33 - Dum Dum Dum (Baden Powell)
34 - Mas que nada (Sergio Mendez)
35 - Misty (Erroll Garner)
36 - Samba da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)
37 - Serenata Diurna (Silvio Rodrigues)
38 - Possum (Blackmore’s Night)
39 – Mazurka (Villa-lobos)
40 - Choro n.1 (Villa-lobos)
41 - Linda (Baden Powell)
42 - Sons de Carrilhoes (João Pernambuco)
43 - Choro de Criança (Kiko Loureiro)
44 - Aguas de Março (Tom Jobim)

Backing Tracks Set:

1 - A Media Luz (Carlos Gardel)
2 - Lagrimas Negras (Miguel Matamoros)
3 - Sabor a Mi (Álvaro Carrillo)
4 - Triste (Tom Jobim)
5 - One Note Samba (Tom Jobim)
6 - Samba De Orfeu (Luiz Bonfa)
7 - Godfather Theme (Nino Rota)
8 - Moliendo Cafe (Hugo Blanco)
9 - El Dia Que Me Quieras (Carlos Gardel)
10 - Chan Chan (Buena Vista Social Club)
11 - Flor de Luna (Santana)
12 - Mas que nada (Sergio Mendez)
13 - Por Una Cabeza (Carlos Gardel)
14 - Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (Osvaldo Farrés)
15 - 3 Notas para decir que te quiero (Vicente amigo)
16 - A felicidade (Tom Jobim)
17 - Agua de Beber (Tom Jobim)
18 - Bailame (Gypsy Kings)
19 - Bamboleo (Gypsy Kings)
20 - Besame mucho (Consuelo Velázquez)
21 - Burbujas de amor (Juan Luis Guerra)
22 - Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock)
23 - Cielito Lindo (Quirino Mendoza)
24 - Corazon Espinado (Santana)
25 - Djobi Djoba (Gypsy Kings)
26 - El Porompompero (Juan Solano Pedrero)
27 - Entre dos Aguas (Paco de Lucia)
28 - Guantanamera (‎Joseíto Fernández)
29 - La Bamba (Los Lobos)
30 - Moorea (Gypsy King)
31 - Oceano (Djavan)
32 - Oye Como Va (Santana)
33 - Pharaon (Gypsy Kings)
34 - Pink Phanter (Henry Mancini)
35 - Quando, Quando (Tony Renis)
36 - Rio Ancho (Paco de Lucia)
37 - Santa Morena (Jacob do Bandolin)
38 - Save the last Dance for me (Michael Buble)
39 - Smooth (Santana)
40 - So Nice (Marcos Valle)
41 - Sway (Michael Buble)
42 - Tequila (The Champs)
43 - The Way you look tonight (Michael Buble)
44 - Vamos a Bailar (Gypsy Kings)
45 - Wave (Tom Jobim)
47 - Autumn Leaves (‎Joseph Kosma)
48 - Rei Solano (Sebastiao Tapajos)
49 - Tierra (Vicente Amigo)
50 – Roma (Vicente Amigo)
51 - Despacito (Fonsi)
52 - Maria Maria (Santana)