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.
Raucous shoegaze track in the vein of 'Loveless' era My Bloody Valentine. Wall-Of-Sound guitar, wavering with varying textures over pounding drums, with flute and organ melody lines. Evokes inner-city decay, unemployment, post-industrial era, grey skies and truck loads of passion. Truly unique! Instrumental, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Contemporary sounding, feel-good dance-pop with strong 1990s references, specifically to Sunscream's 'Love U More' and Underworld's 'Born Slippy'. The overall sound is reminiscent of the recent, poppier sounding tracks by The Killers. For romantic comedy, commercials, teens, 20s something etc. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Dance
Light, funky and sophisticated dance track with a strong Bossanova feel, written for fashion related ads, women's/men's perfume, beauty products etc. Groovy organ, vibraphone, syncopated backbeat, Prince style synth stabs. Very hip, cool and tight. Good for scenes depicting style/sophistication. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Dance
Freaky 1990s style dance-groove track with funky lead guitar. In the vein of 'Fools Gold' by The Stone Roses. Wierd, strange, sparse and funky. Features 2 vocal samples with the words 'It's as good as sunshine' and 'down, down, down, down'. For cooking/retro-fashion/and 90s retro dramas and shows. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Dance
A cutting-edge Arabic/Alternative Rock Fusion Track with haunting female vocal refrain in Arabic. A sophisticated sonic pallet of Pearl Jam-esque vibes interwoven with a dark Nu-Shoegaze soundworld. For Middle Eastern turmoil, cultural tension, inner-city life, youth culture, changing times etc. Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Shoegaze