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Ricky de Medeiros

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.


Paella Cubana (Original Composition)
Ma Jolie (Original composition)
Fingerstyle guitar
Art Gallery 2016
Concierto de Aranjuez
Ricky de Medeiros - Garça Perdida

Selected Songs

Traditional Spanish

Joaquín Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez

Los Lobos
La Bamba

Hotel California

Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
La Cumparsita

Consuelo Velazques
Besame Mucho

Gypsy Kings

Luis Fonsi

Ary Barroso

Carlos Gardel
El Dia Que Me Quieras

Michael Buble
Quando quando

Buena Vista Social Club
Dos Gardenias

Buena Vista Social Club
Lagrimas Negras

Gypsy Kings

Luiz Bonfa
Black Orpheus

Bart Howard
Fly me to the moon


The Champs

Michael Buble
The Way you Look Tonight

Buena Vista Social Club
El Cuarto de Tula

Gypsy Kings

Buena Vista Social Club
Chan Chan

Vicente Amigo

Henry Mancini
Pink Panther

Michael Buble
Save the Last Dance for me

Flor de luna

Paulinho Nogueira

Oye Como Va


Kenny Dorham
Blue Bossa

Michael Buble

Tom Jobim
Girl from Ipanema

Tom Jobim
Samba do Avião

Tom Jobim
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar

Tom Jobim

Baden Powell

Geraldo Azevedo
Bicho De 7 Cabeças

Roberto Menescau
O Barquinho

Tom Jobim
Lamento no morro

Tom Jobim

Mambo Inn

Marcos Valle
So Nice (Samba de Verao)

Sergio Gonzalez
Borbujas de amor

Waldir Azevedo

Paquito D'Rivera
Guataca City

Tom Jobim
A Felicidade

Baden Powell
Luz Negra

Baden Powell
Dum, dum, dum

Osvaldo Farrés
Quizaz, Quizaz

Tom Jobim

Paco de Lucia
Entre dos Aguas

Paco Nula

Paco Nula
El Porompompero

Vicente Amigo
3 notas para decir que te quiero

Gypsy Kings
Vamos a Bailar

Paco de Lucia
Rio Ancho

Jorge Benjor
Mas que nada

Garganta Con Arena

Regra Três


“I have been very lucky to collaborate in a song with this super talented musician that Ricky is. Blessed”
Bobby Brazuka, Latinaotearoa
“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
“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
“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
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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

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