Rico De Almeida

Rico De Almeida

Founder of Queen's Park Collective

De Almeida started out spinning records to pay for his love of music and ever-expanding record collection. On moving to Queen’s Park he discovered a pool of vibrant, talented people who were not getting the recognition he felt they deserved. To right this situation, Almeida founded the Queen’s Park Collective (QPC), an umbrella organisation designed to showcase the talent of the local area and bring it to a wider audience. QPC held events all around the Queen’s Park area and QPC artists went on to establish themselves not just in London but across the globe. No artists or performers were ever asked for money and every event was free to all.

De Almeida is in the process of resurrecting QPC in 2018 to give a host of new talent the same opportunities. He is still DJing locally and across London.