Singer / Guitarist
Richard is a pro musician with years of gigging, writing, and recording experience. His main instruments are guitar and bass (with vocals) but he can also play a few other things.
He has a B.A. Hons degree in Pop Music studies, an M.A. Degree in Popular Culture, and his grade 8 guitar exam.
Richard has extensive experience in cover/showbands, original bands, tribute bands, uk/international touring, theatre shows and music technology. He recently released my 2nd album of original material 'Borealis' and I has also been involved with TV commercials and music promo videos. Most recently he has completed contracts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Greece, Alpine Ski Resorts, Cruises, Qatar, Dubai and China as bandleader and guitar/vox in top hotels and nightclubs. Also as lead guitar/vox in Isreal as part of a showband.
In recent years Richard has signed a publishing deal with Vigilante Music for the album 'Desert Wind'. He also worked as guitarist/vocalist with The Fuse onboard DFDS and P&O ferries. Also MD/bassist/vocalist on various international cruise ships and hotels/nightclubs in China, Dubai, Greece, Isreal, UK, along with seasonal residencies and tours in Scandinavia, French and Swiss Alpine resorts and Corfu. He has also played bass and vocals on stage for the touring UK theatre show 'Born in the USA'.
He has co-written, performed on and produced albums with many artists including Eden James, Will Kevans, Viv Youell and Lucy Layton.
Richard is available on acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar or electric upright bass and vocals. He also plays harmonica, mandolin, dobro, percussion and ukulele.
He also works as a staff composer at Deqoy Music, producing exclusive pieces of music for TV/Film licensing.
Richard is based in Northern Ireland but works all over the UK and the world and is happy to travel.