Amigos Nobles consists of Pacific Northwest musicians Jerry Wirkkala on guitars, Richard Ferguson on guitar & bass and Angelo Ortiz on percussion.
Jerry Wirkkala is a masterful guitarist who’s been fusing nuevo flamenco, blues and jazz and has been performing around the Seattle area for a number of years. Jerry was recently joined by long-time friend Richard Ferguson.
Richard Ferguson has been a rock player for many years. After attending a Gipsy Kings concert Richard became inspired, purchased a classical guitar and began learning the Euro-Nuevo Flamenco style songs Jerry was playing. With his rock roots always present, Richard’s unique sound adds a special element to Amigos Nobles. With the addition of Percussionist Angelo Ortiz, Amigos Nobles began evolving into something greater than anticipated.
Angelo Ortiz is a well-known , gifted percussionist, recently named Best Instrumentalist by the Washington Blues Society in 2016. Angelo has 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 also played with notable greats Randy Oxford and Lee Oskar, and appears on many CDs and recordings around the Northwest.
The band picked the name Amigos Nobles because the name means “Noble Friends” and not only represents the Mediterranean- style of their music, but also the friendship they have developed. Together, Amigos Nobles has recently been performing their unique style of music regularly in the Pacific Northwest, and have been writing and recording original songs for their debut CD Escape Barcelona.
Amigos Nobles has played a number of high profile local events and venues, such as Bite of Seattle, Taste of Tacoma, Hard Rock Cafe, Mt Si Summer Concert Series and Freedom Fest, as well as a number of wineries, restaurants and lounges in Washington and Oregon. Many of Amigos Nobles’ shows have been played to capacity crowds.
Everyone, from rockers & metal heads to blues crowds love the music of Amigos Nobles. The guitar work is amazing, along with very intelligent, meaningful percussion, Amigos Nobles’s music is very energetic, feels really good to listen to, and fans enjoy seeing the intensity Amigos Nobles plays with.
Escape Barcelona is the band’s first album and contains all original songs. It was recorded at Butter Sound Studios in Everett, Washington, USA, during 2016, and was released in March 2017. Escape Barcelona was produced by Chip Butters and Amigos Nobles. The album is available at several online outlets, including: cdbaby, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play & Amazon.