Ricky Lavazza a hit on the Costa

Ricky Lavazza
Ricky Lavazza knows how to entertain an audience Credit: RTN

ALTHOUGH he thought of himself as a Welsh Italian Stallion and took the stage name Ricky Lavazza, this popular singer is a bit of a pussycat.

He is a gentle family man who has built up a large following along the Costa del Sol with his presentation of the music of some of the world’s most popular singing artists including Tom Jones.

Not a tribute, not an imitator but someone who loves singing and currently finds himself in demand whilst performing almost every night of the week with some of his staunchest fans following him on a regular basis.

His absolute favourite artist is Elvis and he will be performing a special tribute to the King at the Moonlight Cabaret Lounge in Benalmadena next Wednesday on the 40th Anniversary of his death backed by female duo Mills and Boone.

Tickets for the performance of Elvis songs but with a Ricky take on them, cost just €15 from the Sunset Beach Hotel Leisure Desk, online at lava-productions.rocks or by calling 695 887 366.

Prior to the special gig, Ricky took time out from his busy schedule to share some personal information with RTN.

What is your greatest fear?


What is your favourite food?

Sausages and mash in onion gravy

Who would you invite for a meal dead, alive or fictional?


What is your secret pleasure?

Murder She Wrote

Which is your favourite band?

The Scorpions

Where do you find the energy to keep going?

My family

Which public figure do you dislike the most?

I disagree with some people’s opinions sometimes, but nobody I dislike

What song would you like played at your funeral

Keep on Loving You by REO Speedwagon

If you could go back in time when would it be to?

To the 1950’s to the birth of Rock n Roll’z

What’s top of your bucket list?

Climb Mount Everest

What do you like about yourself most?

My knees

Who would play you in the film of your life?

John Travolta or Rowan Atkinson

What was your ambition when a child?

‘To be Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man

What question should I have asked but didn’t?

Do you have a black belt in karate? YES!

Ricky at Gracelands
Ricky at Gracelands Credit: Ricky Lavazza
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