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Biography

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Joanatan Richard was born in Caruru, PE, made his first performances in 1992 at the Rotary Club Caruaru Sul with Alexandre Rasec his first musical partner they sang songs by Elvis Presley, Raul Seixas, Little Richard and brazilian gems and still in the same year Joanatan perform as bass player of regional pop music in Fest Life.
At the end of the 90s Joanatan formed one of the first blues bands in Pernambuco, The Bluz, the first in the state to launch a totally authorial work.For over 25 years, Joanatan has appeared in various regions of Brazil, writing and recording of tireless and long-winded way, created his own label, Ipojuke Records in 2008.In 2012 opening for Nazareth (UK) and in 2013 he brought the legendary Rudy “Tutti” Grayzel (USA) to Brazil and did seven shows together with Netto Rockfeller. He participated in important brazilian festivals such as Abril Pro Rock, Big River Festival, Garanhuns Jazz, Dosol, Guaramiranga Jazz, Garanhuns Winter Festival, Latin Blues-SESC Pompeia, São João de Caruaru, etc.

                                Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell and Joanatan alive at SESC Sorocaba

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Foto: Jean Miranda

Joanatan shared the stage with and or jamming with artists such as Magic Slim (USA), Atiba Taylor (USA), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Kiko Loureiro, Lancaster, Jefferson Gonçalves, Bob Mintzer (USA), Rick Estrin and Nightcats (USA), James Wheeler (USA), Percy Weis, Nuno Mindelis, Neil Arnold (UK), etc.

               Alive at SESC São Carlos-SP em 2016

Foto: Wildstone Productions
Foto: Wildstone Productions

 Alive at Big River Festival 2016

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Foto: Renata R. Candido

Musical Influences

Joanatan has his own way of performing his music, leaving an inside-out interpretation at the heart of each song.

His love for American music is evident, showing an incredible talent, which never runs out. He writes music with sensitivity and performs it with poignancy and spontaneity.

Joanatan is inspired by big names from various eras of music, especially the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, just to name a few: Muddy Waters, Big Three Trio, Billy Hollyday, Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Little Richard , Gene Vincent, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Buddy Knox, Ritchie Valens, Carl Perkins, Tommy Sands, Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Darin, Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, Billy Fury, The Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray, Dick Dale, Joe Meek artists, The Tornados, The Outlaws, Adriano Celentano, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, Rolling Stones, YES, Pink Floyd, Yardbirds, Jeff Beck, Dr. Feelgood, Queen, etc.

Brazilan gems from the 50s and 60s: Betinho and Seu Conjunto, Tony and Celly Campello, The Avalos, Sérgio Murilo, Roberto Carlos, The Angels / Youngsters, Renato and Seu Blue Caps, The Jordans, The Jet Blacks, Luizinho and his Dynamites, The Clevers / The Incredibles, The Mutants, Liverpool, Rauzito and the Panthers, Brazilian Beatles, The Primitives, etc.

1970s: The Rosary, Raul Seixas, Bixo da Seda, Secos & Midos, Casa Das Máquinas, Rita Lee and Tutti Frutti, Pholhas, Pork Knee, Space Patrol, Made in Brasil, etc.

 Discography

Roses and Thorns EP  7′ Inches – Ipojuke Records-Lombra Records/2019 

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ROSES AND THORNS
REAL COUNTRY BOY

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INSIDE MY ARMS
HOP, SKIP AND JUMP

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Strictly Instrumental – 10′ Inches  LP (Lathe Cut)  – Ipojuke Records-Lombra Records/2018 

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LONDON BEAT
OUTER SPACE
WILD WEST THEME
CIUDAD FANTASMA

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BELLA VITA
THE ANGELS
304 HOLLOWAY ROAD
GARAGE SOUNDS

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For All – 10′ Inches  LP  – Ipojuke Records/2018 

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CAPA VINIL JR - 2018
Blue Crawfish Records Presents Joanatan Richard – EP Blue Crawfish Records/2016
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Joanatan Richard and his Beatful Boys – Hey Everybody – Vinyl EP 7′ (2015).
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 “Sesión de Rock con Joanatan Richard y Nicotyna”, released in Brasil and Mexico as a split CD (2016).
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 Joanatan Richard – Rockin ‘This Crazy World – CD (2013).
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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).

 

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.