Rocky Ruffini is a much-celebrated musician in Ibiza performing as Rocky On Percussion. He plays; Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Darbuka, Djembe, Cajón, Kit Drums, and Dun Dun. Although born in Italy, his proud tribal roots from Papua New Guinea inspired him to be a musician, percussionist, DJ and all-round creator.He’s a widely regarded phenomenon on the live percussion scene in Europe. Rocky has performed in the UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, Germany, Portugal, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Thailand, Singapore over the last 20 years, 12 of those including Ibiza.
The quality and diversity of Rocky’s instrumental talent has seen him become a box office live percussionist , billing alongside some of the dance music industry’s best DJs and club acts, such as Sonny Fodera, Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago, FNX, Omar, Mo Black Records, DJ Rae, and Defected Records.
His greatest musical inspirations are Fela Kuti, Giovanni Hidalago (Congas Master), Tito Puente (Timbales Master), Alpha Blonde, and Bob Marley. For many musicians, the opportunity to solo is a rare one, and often evades a percussionist, but in true Rocky style, he described his proudest moment as: “Interacting with the crowd delivering 100% and seeing people dancing and enjoying what I perform.”