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Biography

 

Joanatan Richard, guitarist, singer, music producer, composer and visual artist, began his career 1992, founded in the late 1990s The Bluz, one of the first blues bands in the state of Pernambuco.

For the past years, Joanatan has worked as a performer, recording artist and composer and created your own record company, Ipojuke Records.

With his first solo album, “Rockin ‘This Crazy World”, immersed in the rock ‘n’ roll of the 50s, as the pioneer and author in the North and Northeast of Brazil in its genre, with songs played in North America, Latin America, Europe and Japan.

 

On The Road

In 2013 he toured with the legendary Rudy “Tutti” Grayzel (USA) in Brazil and also has participated in some important Brazilian festivals like Garanhuns Jazz, Abril Pro Rock, Dosol, Guaramiranga Jazz, Blues Latino / SESC Pompeia, etc.

Has shared the stage, accompanied and/or also made Jam Sessions with artists like, Nazareth (UK), Magic Slim (USA), Atiba Taylor (USA), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Kiko Loureiro, Bob Mintzer (USA), Rick Estrin and Nightcats (USA), James Wheeler (USA), Percy Weis, Nuno Mindelis, Neil Arnold (UK), etc.

 

 Discography

Released in August 2015  Vinyl EP 7 “Hey Everybody” has been hailed by legends like Ronny Weiser and Rudy Tutti Grayzell as a major step forward in the maturity of Joanatan’s music.

“Sesión de Rock con Joanatan Richard y Nicotyna”, was released in Brasil and Mexico as a split CD in early December 2016.

“Rockin ‘This Crazy World” 2013.

Also involved with two songs on the compilation CD, “Spiritual Cramps” Tribute to The Cramps, and CD Abril Pro Rock 2014 e Rockabilly CoastalTravel Radio (USA).

With The Bluz Band released two CDs, “From Caruaru to the World” (2000) and “MississiPE” (2011).

 

Musical Influences

He mostly performs “50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll”, Blues and Instrumentals tunes as well his own compositions.

Joanatan has got his own way to perform his music, getting into heart of each song interpreting it from the inside out.

His love for the American Roots music becomes evident. He writes sensitive music and performs with poignancy and ease.

Joanatan, draws from the greats of the 50’s and 60’s such as Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Knox, Ritchie Valens, Carl Perkins, Tommy Sands, Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Darin, Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, Billy Fury, Johnny Burnette Trio, The Ventures and The Shadows and occasionally fuses them with B-movies and blues rock.