Amigos Nobles is a high energy trio specializing in Mediterranean-style World Beat Fusion. The trio performs a mix of original compositions from their recently released album, Escape Barcelona, along with an eclectic repertoire of cover songs - from artists such as Jesse Cook, Peter White and Ottmar Liebert - just to name a few. They also toss in a few classic jazz standards that everyone knows and loves. Amigos Nobles music is Feel Good music...and they are sure to take your party or event to the next level.
Price Range: $400 and up.
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Everybody, from the rockers and metal heads to the jazz and blues crowds, seems to enjoy the music of Amigos Nobles. The guitar work is amazing, along with very intelligent, meaningful percussion. Amigos Nobles' music is very energetic, fun to listen to, and fans enjoy the intensity that Amigos Nobles plays with during their live performances. The audience will be treated to thoughtful and insightful original compositions as well as tried and true cover songs from the world's great jazz and world-fusion artists. They will dance and they will be inspired...and they will want more!
Escape Barcelona is the band's first album and contains all original songs. It was recorded at Butter Sound Studios in Everett, Washington, USA and released in March 2017. Escape Barcelona was produced by Chip Butters and Amigos Nobles. Their CD is widely available online, including Pandora Internet Radio, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
Amigos Nobles was also awarded a Top-10 rating in the 2017 Seattle A-List City Voter for Best Local Bands.
Please check these guys out because everybody, even the rockers, metal heads, and blues crowds seem to enjoy the music of Amigos Nobles. The guitar work is amazing, along with very intelligent, meaningful percussion. Amigos Nobles' music is very energetic, fun to listen to, and fans enjoy seeing the intensity that Amigos Nobles plays with live
Band members are Jerry Wirkkala, Richard (Ricardo) Ferguson, and Angelo Ortiz.
Jerry Wirkkala is a masterful guitarist who has been fusing nuevo-flamenco, blues and jazz, and has performed around the Seattle, WA area for a number of years before being joined by long-time friend, Richard Ferguson.
Richard Ferguson has been a rock guitar player for many years, and became inspired to learn some of the Euro-Nuevo-Flamenco style songs Jerry was playing after attending a Gipsy Kings concert. Richard's rock roots have not disappeared and are apparent in the music of Amigos Nobles. When Jerry and Richard were joined by percussionist, Angelo Ortiz, Amigos Nobles began evolving into something much greater than anticipated.
Angelo Ortiz is a well-known, gifted percussionist, named Best Instrumentalist by the Washington Blues Society in 2016. Angelo had multiple previous nominations for best percussionist, and has appeared on the cover of Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine, a nationally published music trade magazine. Angelo has played with many well-known musicians, and appears on too many CD's and recordings to name.
Previous venues Amigos Nobles has had the pleasure of playing include: The Triple Door Musicquarium (Seattle), Seattle Hard Rock Café, Bake’s Place in Bellevue, Kirkland's Milagro Cantina, Bite of Seattle, Taste of Tacoma, Historic Everett Theater and many other festivals, clubs and wineries throughout Washington state. Thank you for your interest in Amigos Nobles.
Additional Booking Notes
Amigos Nobles is well suited for various sized venues. Whether it be small private settings, wineries or wine tasting rooms, or larger corporate venues and concert settings, Amigos Nobles is well equipped. We can provide lighting and sound for an additional fee, as the situation dictates.
Set list typically includes original songs as well as cover tunes from the artists listed here. (but not limited to)
Amigos Nobles*Jesse Cook*Johannes Linstead*Antônio Carlos Jobim
Peter White*Ottmar Liebert*The Rippingtons*Gypsy Kings
Al Di Meola*Mike Okouchi *The Doors
Influences & Inspiration
Amigos Nobles band members grew listening to so many types of music, including what is now considered Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, R & B as well as other genres. Current influences would have to include the likes of Al Di Meola, Jesse Cook, The Gypsy Kings, the great Spanish Flamenco masters such as Vicente Amigo and many others in the Rock and Jazz world. We'd be remiss if we didn't note the influences of the great Latin Percussion artists, such as the likes of Tito Puente, et al. Our Mediterranean influenced music also includes hints of these other genres, such as blues and rock...and we take pains to keep it all slightly seasoned with a sprinkle or two of smooth jazz.