Live Music Performance for:
*Based in Auckland but able to travel
Bossa / Bolero / Chachacha / Baiao / Tango
Photo By: Naadira Hassen de Medeiros
“What a talent, very authentic Latin style, a proper talent I would say… A natural who has worked very hard at his art.”
- KEITH AIREY (GUITARIST FOR PAUL MCCARTNEY, ROGER TAYLOR AND TOM JONES)
“I have been very lucky to collaborate in a song with this super talented musician that Ricky is. Blessed”
- BOBBY BRAZUKA (DJ AND PRODUCER FOR LATIN AOTEAROA)
“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 for GLOBAL WOMEN).
“…a skillful and passionate performer.”
- MARY LEE (AUCKLAND MUSIC TEACHER)
"Ricky was fantastic. More than we could have ever imagined. 5 stars!!
- FERN (WEDDING)
"Ricky was amazing! Would thoroughly recommend him to others!"
- JESSIE MATHESON (PRIVATE EVENT)
"Absolutely wonderful. Very accomplished musicians and a delight to work with."
- JAN BROADLEY (CORPORATE EVENT)
"Ricky was superb say many thanks from all of us!
- LINCOLN JEFFERSON (PRIVATE EVENT)
"Ricky played guitar at our wedding on 29th February 2020 at Westbrook Winery. His music was melodic and relaxing, providing a perfect backdrop to our wedding celebrations. Ricky played a lovely song during the signing of the marriage license and played beautifully in the background while the guests were eating dinner.
We would highly recommend Ricky’s guitar playing for a wedding celebration."
- PHIL AND NIRU (BRIDE AND GROOM)
"We were so lucky to have the talented Ricky de Medeiros play us down the beach! Anyone in Auckland looking for a musician we would absolutely recommend him!"
- ELSPETH NICHOLSON (BRIDE)
"Our party was just superb and made all the more perfect by Ricky and the entertainment he provided. He played an awesome mixture of known Latin pieces, music to dance by and also beautiful background music. It definitely took our party to the next level. All our guests raved about his performance. I don’t think anything could have been better and we thank Ricky profusely for this!"
- DONNA MILLER (PARTY HOST)
"We had a spectacular time and you did an incredible job with lots of praise from our guests. We will highly recommend you to others and if we have an event we will be in touch"
- BAX & CAROLINA (BRIDE AND GROOM)
Ricky is a highly skilled musician with a unique style that blends elements of Bossa Nova, classical guitar fingerstyle, Latin grooves, and flamenco techniques. He honed his skills by studying under masters of classical and traditional music in his native Brazil. His talent has earned him recognition as a reference in Latin guitar, and he has performed with a number of notable musicians, including Latin Grammy Award Winners Romulo Castro and Mireya Ramos.
In New Zealand, Ricky quickly made a name for himself with his fingerstyle guitar technique and has performed at a variety of special events and venues across the country. He has also recorded with NZ Music Award Winners LatinAotearoa and performed live on TVNZ with Sony Music singer Yulia.
In 2018, Ricky accompanied acclaimed Brazilian singer Alda Rezende at the annual Brazilian Day festival in Auckland, and in 2019, he was invited to play Brazil's national anthem at the same festival with Samba Drum Ensemble Unidos de Aotearoa.
In 2019, Ricky joined forces with Jimy Kara, a graduate from the prestigious Berkley College of Music. Together they formed the guitar duo AcoustiCartel. In 2020 the duo opened for the renowned Brazilian international Gabriel Sater and featured as special guests.
Ricky is a passionate musician who is in high demand, performing multiple times a week at residencies and high-profile events in Auckland for over a decade. He also has a few studio recording projects underway, including his own instrumental album.