Rodrigo played the guitar while the guests were milling around the gazebo waiting for the ceremony to start, while the wedding party walked down the aisle and during the reception. His music was beautiful and he was tons of fun (we asked him to join in during the party after the reception ;)). He played the entire time while we were eating (I have no idea how he did it, his fingers must have been numb by the end of dinner) and made our day a little extra special.
Chilean-born guitar virtuoso RODRIGO FIGUEROA brought a distinctive musical style to Vancouver island when he moved to Campbell River , BC. Canada in 1993. Rodrigo has impressed audiences with his outstanding ability to play different styles of music including Spanish, Latin, Brazilian, Blues, and North American. In addition to his versatility, his technical spectrum includes flat-picking, open tunings and a percussive approach to guitar techniques. Rodrigo has performed throughout British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest in the USA. He has showcased his talents at various music venues including CBC TV Vancouver, Vancouver Island Music Fest (Comox Valley), Island's Music Fest (Duncan), Sunshine Coast Music Fest (Powell River), the Du Maurier Jazz Festival in Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary, and Victoria's Roots festival to name a few. He has earned the privilege of playing with outstanding musicians including Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and has been recognized by Eric Clapton. His distinctive style of music has been enjoyed nationwide through CBC Radio and Television. Having recently recorded his sixth album, "VIDA" , Rodrigo's musical journey has evolved and matured, based on his experiences in his new country. The new CD, which, as usual, is arranged, performed, and produced entirely by Rodrigo, demonstrates his ability not only as a sensitive player but as a gifted composer. VIDA (Life) delivers a remarkable display of intricate guitar techniques and complex rhythmic patters coupled with intense emotion.