Barb Cheron Mike Ricci
Guitarist, bandleader and composer; Barb engages audiences with her soulful phrasing and artful renditions of popular hits. She has over 26 years of experience entertaining people with popular jazz, Latin, blues, oldies, soul, reggae, pop, rock, contemporary and Florida beach-themed top 40 hits.
Trained at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Barb worked with renowned jazz guitarists in Wisconsin and studied at the former Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute. She has recorded several CDs and is a three-time Madison Area Music Association Winner including Best Instrumentalist, Best Blues and Best Jazz. Barb has been recognized by two premier booking agents as a "Top Entertainer" and “Top Performer."
Barb relocated to Naples, Florida in 2015, successfully introducing Barb Cheron Music to the local entertainment scene. Barb has provided the entertainment for many well-known country clubs in the Naples and Ft. Myers area, including The Moorings Country Club, Pelican Isle Yacht Club, Naples Reserve, Naples Hilton, Pelican Marsh Country Club, Windstar on Naples Bay, Olde Hickory Golf & Country Club and Paseo, along with numerous private residences.
Barb has been the headline act at several local grand openings and customer appreciation events at the Miromar Design Center, Naples 5th Avenue and the Naples Reserve. She has performed at the annual Southwest Florida Pet Rescue festival, was awarded bids to provide the entertainment for local developer Courtelis Development on 5th Avenue and most recently by IStar Residential in connection with a “meet and greet” orchestrated by the developer to host seven local builders with an estimated 200 prospective purchasers and other principals at the Naples Reserve community being developed on the water’s edge.
Among her many accomplishments, Barb was selected by a Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate and a Wisconsin U.S. Senator to be the keynote performer for their election campaigns.
Mike plays guitar, bass guitar and writes and records music. He began playing as a child and has played and performed throughout his life, primarily in the New York area until recently moving to Naples.
His songbook includes jazz, blues, pop, soul, oldies among other genres.