Rikki Thomas-Martinez

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rikki Thomas-Martínez, nylon-string guitarist, vocalist, harmonica player, stomp-box percussionist and songwriter. His music is infused with joy, sunshine and his songs full of meaning; melodically rich and infectiously rhythmic.
An outstanding solo artist, with the use of harmonicas, unique rhythmic, powerful guitar style and singing voice, he has been described as a fully contained one-man Latin orchestra.
Rikki is frontman, band leader and composer of his internationally acclaimed band Mas Y Mas. The band works as a flexible collective of musicians playing Rikki's music as a duo, trio and quartet.
Percussive guitar, driving Latin dance rhythms, deep groove bass, rich vocals and a huge repertoire of original and well-known songs. Original, contemporary and passionate with a timeless and universal appeal.
“…outstanding songwriter and one-man Latin band…”
“…alongside the greats of today’s international music scene…”
“ …a rousing passionate performer that gets everyone on the dance floor…”

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Set List/Services

Live performance as solo artist, duo, trio or quartet.
Full PA, stage lighting and background recorded music

Sample Set List

Latin Covers:

En México - cumbia

Mochilón - cumbia

No Me Llores Más - son

Guantanamera - son

Chan Chan - son

Guajira - guajira

Tiburón - cumbia

La Bamba

Oye Como Va

El Cuarto de Tula

Bamboleo

Los Peces en El Rio - rumba

Suavecito - boogaloo

Volando Voy - rumba

Siento - rumba

Canción Mixteca – mexican ballad

Feliz Navidad – Latin carol

Gracias A La Vida - ballad

Adiós Mama – cumbia

Put Me in Jail - boogaloo

Original Songs:

Por Que - guajira

Respétame - afrobeat

Agárrate - guajra

Mendigo - salsa

La Miel - bossanova

Marinero - waltz

Agua – reggae/cumbia

Zapatero - cumbia

Juana - cumbia

Palabras - rumba

Bosque de La Rumba - rumba

Que Me Voy – reggae/cumbia

Carlos Y María – rumba/salsa

De Que Color - salsa

La Envidia – rumba/salsa

Mira mira – rumba/salsa

Amiguito - bossanova

La Voz – Latin/celtic

Mujer de La Luna - flamenco

Por Ella - ska

Madre Selva - rumba

La Bala - afrobeat

Ojala - flamenco

Cántame – rumba/salsa

Did She Pass This Way – cumbia

Calles de Altea - guajira

Covers in English: 

All Along the Watchtower

I Shall be Released

Banana Boat Song

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome

Summertime

Ain't No Sunshine

Chico and The Man

Three Little Birds

Waiting in Vain

Crazy Baldhead

Crisis