Biography

Richard has been listening to pop/jazz/rock and world music from the late 1950’s. That’s most of the recorded history of those genres. A farmer’s son from West Wales, Richard spent his first 20 years milking cows. Then he went to Cambridge where he gained an MA and a PhD and between these 2 degrees he spent a year at the University of Manitoba. His main career has been as an academic and consultant, but he has been writing songs for 40 years. For the past 5 years Richard has focussed on music and horticulture. The music can be heard under the ‘video’ and ‘SoundCloud’ headings. The blog provides comments on music generally.

 

What people have said about Richard’s songs

“Richards songs occupy an unique place in entertainment, lying between Flanders and Swann and Ian Dury and the Blockheads”
Kimberly Rew, who wrote the world hit Walking on Sunshine for his band Katrina and the Waves.

– John Peel played Richard’s songs in the 1980’s which says something.

“Richard’s catchy, gently witty songs… Charmingly eccentric.. Really is rather unique…”
the Broadway Baby Review

 

Musicfordham Blog

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Posted on 25/09/2017

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