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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