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!
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.
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, high quality battery guitar amp for outdoors.
Richie’s favourite guitar is the TE1 (Tommy Emmanuel Model) Maton acoustic.