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)
Ricky developed his skills by learning from great masters of Classical and Traditional music from his homeland, Brazil. Ricky describes his style as “… a combination of Bossa Nova harmony with Classical guitar fingerstyle, a good dose of Latin grooves, lots of passion complemented by fiery flamenco techniques”.
“What a talent, very authentic Latin style, a proper talent I would say… A natural who has worked very hard at his art”, said Keith Airey, session guitarist for Paul McCartney and Tom Jones, about Ricky.
In New Zealand, Ricky quickly impressed audiences with his fingerstyle guitar technique, and he went from busking on the streets of Auckland to performing at special events and venues across the country.
Recognized as a reference in Latin guitar, Ricky was invited to record for NZ Music Award Winners LatinAotearoa. He has performed live on TVNZ with the Sony Music NZ/Russian singer Yulia. As an accompanist, Ricky has performed with the Latin Grammy Award Winner Romulo Castro and with the Grammy nominee Mireya Ramos.
In 2018 he accompanied acclaimed Brazilian singer Alda Rezende headlining the annual Brazilian Day festival in Auckland. In 2019, Ricky was invited to play Brazil’s national anthem for the same festival with Samba Drum Ensemble Unidos de Aotearoa.
On the same year, Ricky joined forces with Jimy Kara (A.K.A Kara Gordon), a graduate from the prestigious Berkley College of Music. Kara opened for Tommy Emmanuel, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash and Elton John, played with Joe Satriani and Deep Purple. Ricky and Kara formed the guitar duo AcoustiCartel, currently Recording their first album. In 2020 the duo opened for the renowned Brazilian international Gabriel Sater. On that concert, they featured as special guests in one of Gabriel’s tunes.
Ricky is a prolific musician, constantly honing his skills. In Auckland, he has been performing multiple times a week at residencies and in high profile events for over a decade. Currently, he has a few studio recording projects underway, including his own instrumental album. Ricky also teaches music privately and in a few schools across the city. A passionate full-time musician in demand.