RICHIE ROBINSON, SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR.

RICHIE ROBINSON, SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR.

Richie is known as the most prolific guitar performer in the history of South Australia. Performing since age11, by age 19 his full-time career followed success as a jazz soloist on Bert Newton’s New Face’s (the X Factor of the 80's).

North Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia

 

Richie Robinson has worked as a full-time performing guitarist now for over thirty years.
A dynamic, exciting, and entertaining guitarist, his career includes pubs, clubs, festivals, weddings, major corporate events, and full-time touring.

Richie has played, jammed and worked with acts such as,

  • Paul McCartney’s guitarist Rusty Anderson - Producer/Guitarist – Blue Pie Records
  • Stevie Wonder Band – Guitarist – Jamming in Adelaide
  • Rachael Beck – Big Band Guitarist
  • John Schumann – Support (Various gigs in SA)
  • Sophie Monk – Concert Support Guitarist
  • Silvie Paladino – Concert Band Guitarist
  • Catherine Lambert – Musical Director – Guitarist
  • The James Brothers – Guitarist – (known as Australia’s most popular club duo for many years)
  • The Buzz Boys - Guitarist/Bandleader
Richie continues to play with a pool of Adelaide’s finest musicians, and as an ex-Legacy ward, regularly donates performances and recordings for fund-raising for Legacy Club and other wothy causes. For many years, Richie has also donated his time as a feature guitarist for fund-raising events with amateur bands such as the Australian Army Band Adelaide.

 

Richie’s Events and Gigs Include:

Many personal appearances for the South Australia’s Premier, Governor, and a host of other dignitaries
          (with personal thanks and accolades from Hieu Van Le)

  • Q & A on ABC Television
  • The Inaugural International Rugby Sevens in Adelaide
  • Variety Club Bash
  • Regular Touring - The East Coast of Australia from Cairns down to Sydney
  • Regular Touring - Central Australia from Darwin through to Uluru
  • Richie has also played with notable performers in China and Fiji
  • All Adelaide’s major venues from the Entertainment Centre to the Town Hall
  • An extensive list of pubs, clubs, restaurants, and wineries.
  • Over 500 Weddings and an extensive list of Corporate Events

With a combination of Big Band, Concert band, Rock N Roll, Jazz, Country and Funky Nightclub Bands, Richie’s repertoire is as broad as any audience. You can hear bass lines, chords, melody, and percussion all at once as he takes you on a journey through styles and moods only possible with a dedicated, heartfelt approach and a wealth of experience.

In short, Richie is a player you simply have to see. Put it on your bucket list!

WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS - With a lifetime of experience, Richie can organize your wedding entertainment to be just so. You can expect a song for every situation for your reception; from entry, to wedding waltz, to your parting dance, and everything in between.
 
Richie can also MC your night, and have it all organised well in advance so there is a minimum of fuss for you. You may like to take advantage of a special package and include Richie as solo or duo live at your wedding ceremony.

Solo Guitar Song List - (with no accompaniment);

  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Wilson Pickett
  • All of Me - Various
  • Amazing Grace - Traditional
  • As Time Goes By - Various
  • At Last - Various
  • Autumn Leaves – Willie Nelson
  • Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
  • Blue Moon - Various
  • Bobby McGee – Kris Kristofferson
  • Body & Soul - Various
  • C Jam Blues – Duke Ellington
  • Can’t Buy Me Love - Beatles
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Offa You – Franki Valli
  • Come Together - Beatles
  • Cry Me a River – Dianna Krall
  • Don’t Know Why – Nora Jones
  • Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
  • Forever Now – Cold Chisel
  • Freddie the Freeloader - Various
  • Georgia on my Mind – Ray Charles
  • Girl from Ipanema – Frank Sinatra
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • Have You Met Miss Jones – Robbie Williams
  • How Sweet It Is (To be Loved by You) – James Taylor
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • I Feel Like Makin’ Love to You – Roberta Flack/George Benson
  • I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
  • Just the Two of Us – Grover Washington Junior
  • Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
  • Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
  • My Cherie Amor – Stevie Wonder
  • Night & Day – Frank Sinatra
  • Pachabels Canon in D - Traditional
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Reminiscing – Little River Band
  • Route 66 - Various
  • Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
  • Smoke On the Water – Yes, with bass and melody all at once!
  • Summertime – George Gershwin
  • Take 5 – Dave Brubeck
  • Take the A Train – Duke Ellington
  • These Boots are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
  • Waltzing Matilda - Traditional
  • Watermelon man – Herbie Hancock
  • When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
  • Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • You are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Richie's repertoire with backing tracks is too big to include on this page, so please don't hesitate to ask if you would like a particular song or artist covered for your event.

Richie's Equipment:

For medium-sized rooms and audiences - Bi-Amped stereo RCF top end and KV subs, giving concert-like quality for up to 200 people.

For small rooms and wedding ceremonies – Either the bi-amped RCF top-end, or for intimate performances, a full-range multi-channel Laney amplfier.

Richie’s favourite guitar is the top of the range TE1 (Tommy Emmanuel Model) Maton acoustic.


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