Ricky May (22 November 1943 – 1 June 1988) was a jazz musician in the Louis Armstrong-style who found fame in his native New Zealand as well as Australia. He was born in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand, of Māori descent. Apart from being a vocalist, he played drums and piano but was known best as a variety entertainer. He would often introduce unconventional vocalisations, improvisation and the spoken-word while singing. He commonly recorded compositions of Nat King Cole and appeared on many television tonight shows including The Don Lane Show, Farnham and Byrne, along with regular appearances on the Midday Show. In 1962 he moved to Australia and began a career in cabaret. In 1966 he hosted the Sydney teen pop music show Ten on the Town He found national fame and popularity with the show Hey Hey It's Saturday.