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 ...
- What are the highlights of your career?Many world tours, playing several times at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo to 20,000 people. Playing for several years at the National Theatre, London. Recording and playing in Havana, Cuba with famous cuban rumbler Chaguito Santiago Garzon Rill and Melquiades Fundora. Being the support band for the Buena Vista Social Club on their British tour.
- How long do you play for?90mins x 1 or 45mins x2
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?Full 1.5k PA and Stage lighting
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?Yes
- How much space do you require?4m x 3m minimum
- My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?My style is Latin music so it depends if it is suitable for the repertoire.
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?I am very flexible. Breaks and timings depend on what is required for the event to be successful.
Live performance as solo artist, duo, trio or quartet.
Full PA, stage lighting and background recorded music
Sample Set List
En México - cumbia
Mochilón - cumbia
No Me Ll...