In the early nineties Richard played bass in Scotland’s greatest musical underachievers, The Lost Soul Band. Disillusioned by that experience, he withdrew from music to read and draw, write and raise a family.
Several years ago, Richard started noodling on an old guitar and began writing songs. Now fully re-enthused about music, Richard devotes his time to writing, recording and performing.
Here’s a short playlist of some songs from Richard’s last four releases. You can listen to these releases in full on Spotify.
Richard was invited to play at an arts festival in 2019. The festival moved online because of the covid pandemic and artists were asked to provide videos of their material. This is the video Richard made for his submission. You can see other videos Richard has made on his YouTube channel.
Richard first began experimenting with recording music in 2014 and uploaded this output to his Bandcamp site. There are now 14 releases available here. The variation in quality and proficiency of these recordings charts progress Richard has made in the field of recording and is testament to his ‘lo-fi’ approach.
Richard often wonders whether it may be best to delete all trace of some of these recordings …