Richard’s musical background began with playing the Cello at school as well as playing Guitar in a rock band, before taking up Opera singing after finding Placido Domingo in the Heavy Metal section of a record store. He has studied at Trinity College of Music and Morley Opera in London.
In addition to performing on stage with Opera Holland Park and European Chamber Opera Richard he has also worked in Cabaret for 18 years - at Hotels, Coprorate and Private Functions, Prom Events, Weddings, and Festivals (such as Glastonbury Festival and Rhythms of the World). Anything from Concert Halls to The London Hilton Park Lane, to Private Parties to The Orient Express.
He has also been on TV and Radio numerous times and has sung in Europe and the US.
He has just put together 2 x 45 minute shows, either as a solo Artist or with a Soprano, and either backing tracks or band parts, perfectly suited for Cruise Liners, Hotels, Festivals, Theatres or Corporate Events. The first is a scripted Classical Rock Show (the singers haven't turned up and a Security Guard and a Cleaner have a discussion leading into arragnements of well known Rock and Pop songs by Queen, The Hollies, Elbow, Heart etc...) and a more typical Classical Crossover Show.
He is available either :
· as a soloist with professional orchestral backing tracks ot band parts.
· with an accompanist,
· As Singing Waiters
· As part of a Classical Rock Show