Richard has been playing the guitar for over 35 years and has played on a professional or part-time basis throughout that time. He has performed all over the UK, Europe and in the USA and has recorded and performed with bands and artists from a wide variety of musical genres and has taught guitar both privately and for Yamaha Music Schools. He also has a great deal of experience in setting up guitars and basses and also at carrying out minor repairs. Richard is currently studying for a PhD in Psychology, researching personal and musical identity in professional popular musicians.
Favourite piece of gear?
I don’t really have a favourite, just whatever works! I guess my (extremely) modified Blonde Fender Strat is the guitar I keep coming back to.
Taste in music?
Everything from the blues through jazz, fusion, rock 'n' roll, classic rock, pop, classical, Indian music... You name it really!