Rik Roberts is a graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire in England, where he studied composition with renowned Anglo-Indian composer John Mayor and British composer Andrew Downes. Rik performs his works in Japan, Malaysia, India, Morocco, Belarus, UK, Germany, and Poland. He is equally adept in the Dance, Electro, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Ethnic, and Classical genres. Rik's elegant music has been described as “a vast array of emotions, sometimes harmonically advanced but often beautifully simple, often ethnic, always classy.”
Rik Roberts has studied Indian Classical Music, and is one of the few British musicians to be invited to play at a major festival in Belarus. He believes a musician has a duty to learn to appreciate all musical styles without prejudice, which allows for his impressive versatility. Rik also loves to go the extra mile with his music, throwing in unexpected but delightful “twists,” often creating what he calls eclectic musical soup, which is a major part of his music-making process today.
A solemn and dramatic Danish ballad with a strong Sea Shanty flavour. A georgous Cello melody accentuated by a Bass Drum pulse with a Violin harmonizing and decorated with Harps and Glockenspiel. For European history, travel, viking stories, maritime, sailors, cartoons, on hold, reflective scenes. Instrumental, European, Denmark
Mid-tempo, Django Reinhardt style solo guitar piece, played on nylon strings. French sounding and evocative of driving through France, vinyards, olive groves, sunshine, picnics, road trips and good times. Great as gentle, sparse, background music with a steady beat. For commercials, shows and films. Instrumental, European, France
Etherial Welsh-style harp music played on solo guitar. Dramatic, cinematic and full of mystery, longing and love. Mournful melodies with cascading lines and a contrasting lighter riff that reappears. For landscapes/mountain scenes, culture, romantic drama, travel, rural, crafts, spar and relaxation. Instrumental, European, Wales
Wonderfully warm and positive folk theme featuring a big, multiple layered acoustic guitar, distant bagpipe sounds and soft recorders. Very deep and rootsy. Composed for folksy scenes, rural life, country shows, traditional cooking, outdoor activities, fishing, canals, boats, yachting, sailing etc. Instrumental, European, Scotland
Georgious Welsh style folk piece for solo guitar with harp-like tones. Dramatic, cinematic and full of love and tranquility. Positive, poetic and cascading. Relective with a calm playfulness. For landscapes/mountain scenes, spar, culture, romantic drama, travel, rural, wildlife, outdoors and art. Instrumental, European, Wales