Ricky is a Chilean born, Australian raised singer/songwriter whose’ passion for performing has seen him rise to international success in productions all over the world from London to New York.

Ricky’s’ first professional production was “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” where he played the role of Ritchie Valens. Having learnt the guitar at the age 14, it wasn’t until he took the role of Ritchie Valens that he began to appreciate the influence of Rock ‘n’ Roll/blues and Country music had on contemporary music.

This passion for Rock ‘n’ Roll spurred Ricky into writing his own material which is heavily blues inspired and folk/rock based.  However Ricky is the first to admit  “ I just write whatever works or sounds right!.....I try not to limit myself or pigeon hole my music with genre....even though I think my music covers different styles.....it always ends up sounding like me!”

Having played various parts in productions in the West End (Fame, Buddy, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat) and Broadway NY ( Burn The Floor), Ricky is no stranger to the limelight and big productions, but this only ever adds to his performance when it’s just him and his guitar. “I love performing to a big audience with a big band behind you, but there is something honest and almost spiritual when it’s just you and your instrument....most of the time I prefer it. I am very lucky that I can be in profession that allows me pursue my dream...”

Ricky’s’ inspiration comes from watching people and their habits, but most of all he assures me, it stems from his wife Natalie and son Rafael.


© 2011 Ricky Rojas