Richard is a pioneering ukulele player. He has performed unaccompanied Bach on this tiny instrument on top of the Itaipu Dam in Brazil. He invented the ever popular Ukulele Circuit Training for players of all abilities. In 2017 Richard was funded by The PRS For Music to write Six Grooves for Ukulele, a 47 minute, six movement ukulele concerto which includes parts for community uke players. This radical work not only places the ukulele centre stage in an orchestral concert but also provides an opportunity for community musicians to work alongside professionals.
“Richard’s synergy of composition and performance make genre classification obsolete. Six Grooves is full of intriguing and catchy musical ideas which transcend the boundaries of academic or popular music – it’s a game changer for the ukulele.” - George Hinchliffe, founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain