Richard is a renegade from rock music. He was bass player and founder member of the Climax Blues Band. After graduating from University, he joined the ground breaking multi-media group Principal Edward's Magic Theatre. Richard later rejoined Climax Blues Band on keyboards, and toured extensively, mainly in the USA. The band enjoyed worldwide success with the single Couldn't Get It Right.
He is not sure how he ended up playing the accordion, but given enough whisky could bore you with the elaborate details. He also plays with Chris in the Climax Ceilidh Band and in Meridian.