Quick Questions With The Bateleurs

Quick Questions With The Bateleurs

A dislocated girl, born abroad, a product of the exodus of 60s and 70s, when people fled to other lands to escape an impoverished country, looking for the dream of a promised land. Raised in shining Paris, City of Lights, by a a family where Soul and Jazz laid the first foundations for a very diverse musical background. Returned to Lisbon in her teen years, to find the rebellion of Rock’n’Roll and the work of the ancient masters of that craft.

Three veteran musicians, born, raised and battered by a country with very little appreciation for the non-mainstream culture, struggling against prejudices deeply entwined in Portuguese society, feeling the British and American craftsmen like their own, and living by sharing with a few others that passion for the Blues and Rock’n’Roll.

Brought together by chance, playing in clubs and bars, the chemistry has been evident since day one. Songs started to come alive, and in this time of great progress and technology, they did it like in the old days. No tricks, no cheats, just people playing and singing, and sharing the best they can.

They are The Bateleurs

Quick Questions With The Bateleurs

Quick Questions With Ricardo Dikk

1. Who inspired you to start playing? 

I must say it was Steve Harris from Iron Maiden, back in 86

2. Which piece of equipment couldn’t you live without? 

I must say my EBS Multiband Compressor, I can play with any amp and without pedals whatsoever, but what this one does for my sound is invaluable, it really is the most musical compressor on the market.

3. What’s your favourite album of the year so far? 

That will be Feral Roots by Rival Sons. It’s not my favourite RS album, but I think they’re growing their fanbase and this record reflects it. I hope very soon they will be considered the true heirs of Rock’n’Roll.

4. If you could have a lesson from anyone, alive or dead, who would it be? 

It would definitely be with Jaco Pastorius. His music changed my way of play the bass in one hundred ways, and I would definitely learn a lot with him

5. What is your number one tip for any new player? 

You should practice every day, even if it’s just for half an hour. If spend the whole week without playing, and try to compensate on the weekend with 3 or 4 hours of practice, your development will be much slower.


We are The Bateleurs and we play Blues and Rock’n’Roll; you can check us out on Youtube and Spotify, and also on Facebook and Instagram

Official Links

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheBateleursBand/

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzB8RB2TP2ASq8x0_57jVHA

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thebateleurs/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/TBateleurs

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1qU4bQBQ0V20svv217gngn