"Roberta & Ricardo is a duo formed in 2013 in London (Uk). The duo consists of Italian-born Roberta De Francia (vocals, guitar) and Spanish native Ricardo Ruiz (saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion, voice). Their first album together "Kaleidoscope Stars" was released in 2014.
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“Fusing jazz,folk and funk with a real sense of fun, Roberta Y Ricardo’s Kaleidoscope Stars is a spunky collection of spiralling tunes to bring some sunshine into your day.‘Get Up And Go’ kicks the album off in a suitably upbeat fashion and comes into its own when the chorus kicks in. Heading in a softer direction,‘Tonight’ is a romantic,moonlit track with a characterful bass-line and Roberta’s vocal giving a nod to The Sundays’ Harriet Wheeler.‘You’re Not Alone’ features a powerful sax intro and uses funky rhodes to good effect,with an adventurous vocal that scales great heights and reaches its goal each time. Roberta’s voice is engaging – unique enough to stand out from the crowd, while able to fit comfortably into a specific jazz-funk setting without feeling contrived or forced. Musically, the album covers a lot of bases, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, folk, and even world music.”