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.
He has an extensive repertoire of original songs composed in Spanish, English and French as well as exciting interpretations of well-known songs.
He has pioneered his own form of Rumba Flamenca, which includes influences from Salsa, Reggae and Cumbia. This driving dance rhythm underpins his music.
A truly original and contemporary artist and songwriter.
Rikki is frontman, band leader and composer of his internationally acclaimed band
Más Y Más.
He also has an exciting duo with Dalila Thomas-Martinez on Ubass.
He was mentored in his mother’s hometown, Madrid by one of Spain’s leading flamenco masters, El Entri. He has composed and recorded with the great Cuban rumba master Chaguito and the late Mequiades Fundora in Havana, Cuba. Rikki’s music has been released all over the World and used in films, animations and documentaries.
“…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…”
Rikki was mentored by El Entri, on of Spain’s leading Flamenco master and educator for many years. In 2004 Rikki made a film homage to his friend and teacher.