Riki Buckingham

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About Riki

Sublime visionary singer/songwriter, funky, fun, deep and powerful songs that uplift and open the heart of the listener.

Riki Buckingham is a talented, independent musician, vocalist, song-writer on a dedicated spiritual path to share impactful, conscious and uplifting music. He has been creating his own material since the tender age of 15, with a prolific back catalogue of his own original recordings. His style and musical feeling has matured and blossomed into his own unique signature sound. His vocals are round, warm and soulful. They come from the heart with an honesty and openness that is rarely seen these days. Musically his work has elements of funk, soul, blues, progressive and Jazz and has influences from other countries mainly in flamenco, Bossanova and eastern styles. His latest material is themed around a greater love and care toward planetary consciousness & human evolution. Inspiring listeners to create positive change in their own lives and consider different choices to help the world at large. Using the power of music to take them on a felt, audible journey, to explore the multi-dimensionality of spirit and be moved by the Rythmic Alchemy intended in his productions. Riki is a natural improviser; no two gigs are exactly the same! He plays everything with feeling and the energy of the moment ! Riki loves to jam and create something new from the mixture of peoples’ abilities – he tends to bring the best out in other musicians, giving them space and energy to express. He has an impressive back-catalogue of collaborations/jams with other musicians and solo projects. His solo work has included simple and beautifully melodic pieces, through to full band-style pieces where he has recorded all the instruments himself. Please note though that gigs he does while travelling are solo acoustic unless you can provide other musicians for him to work with! 🙂

Riki's Reviews

From customers:

Mike P
5 years ago

"Riki has a delicate and vulnerable sensibility that he utilizes every time he approaches collaborating on a new musical piece with either the 7th Sense or with MILE. This gives each new song a unique value that really touches if not reprograms the human heart and that is incredibly rare in my book. As a 26 year veteran of the music industry I know quality talent when I see it or more importantly feel it. So If someone wants to really connect with a more liberated sense of self expression that6 music affords as a powerful language then you can't ho passed working with Riki Buckingham"

Phil E
6 years ago

"Riki is an AMAZING singer/songwriter/musician and an amazing producer. Riki has a fantastic ability for composing and producing music with a unique style. Riki is a great artist!!"

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Riki's Song list

Avalon, Find Yourself
Brighten up this world
Chance of a lifetime
Classical dance (Katy's)
Destiny is calling (# short song)
Do you believe ?
Every Word was True (Sharon's song)
Follow My Destiny
Fly on my wings
Free my soul (with the power of soul)
Going up! ..... to the Tor
Island of light 🌴
I'm on a DETOX, im on a natural HIGH
If I don't make it
This is love - It's Got to be (Love love love love 💘)
Kathin and the land
Late-night soul
Let the old world die, let the spirit fly
Loving and devotion
Let Love Be Love 💘
Love train 🚆
Mellow soul
Natures embrace 🌳
Pickup for the good times 😊
We stand tall (Ooooh oooh ohhh oh ooh oh ohh tribal)
Second Chance
Systems Crumbling
Spanish Traveller
Tell you how it's gonna be ( Spanish track similar to the Royal dance)
Sunshine Blues (blues won't get you down)
The only place
They'll be other travel's to come
New Dawn
Promised land
Sunrise 🌞
Spirit of man
Take a different path
Times are changing ..Ocean rising (In the summer sun)
Time is moving fast
The Royal Dance (one of the spanish tracks) 💃
Treat you right
You got me all wrong* 😡
Your love is (shelter from the storm) *
This is the call
Angel by Jimi Hendrix
Hit the road jack/Is you is or is you ain't my baby/black magic woman (Medly)
Theme from an imaginary western by Jack Bruce, Colosseum
Born to be wild by Steppenwolf
You don't know nothin' about love by Howard Tate
Heart of gold by Niel Young
Kiss from a Rose by Seal
Looking inside out by Grand Funk Railroad

Riki's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

let me know asap, an hour difference may be ok but any longer then I need to know

How much time do you need to set up?

20 mins an hour before playing in order to feel the venue out etc

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes, feel free to somewhat let me know if there are any songs you would prefer, I can also improvise with a more guitar sound which goes down well in restaurants.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically I will have an amplifier very soon but for now need to use venues PA for audio

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If you would like me to learn a new song let me know and Ill give it a go for a fee of £30
Acoustic, Funk, Soul, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Progressive rock, Latin, Bossa nova, Funk rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Sound technician, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Music therapy
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