Throughout 2017, Richard toured theatres, arts centres and festivals across the UK and Ireland.
Backed up by choruses of amateur and professional singers, each group’s 4-part harmonies brought an incredible added energy to his new collection of songs, ‘Firewatching’.
The songs have their roots in some extraordinary stories from Richard’s home county of Kent.
A 6th Century king and queen, a Victorian big game hunter and the heroic firewatchers of the 1942 Baedeker blitz are amongst the heroes and heroines inspiring this music, with their stories brought to life on stage through Richard’s vocals and instruments alongside the talents of Nicholas Thurston on guitar, double bass and synths.
The ‘Firewatching’ tour will culminate on Saturday 14th October 2017 with a concert at Brighton’s Unitarian Church alongside London’s leading contemporary choir, Camden Voices (For tickets see www.wegottickets.com/event/414478)
In 2018, Richard will be releasing an EP and touring the UK and Europe as a solo and duo act.
Firewatching – past shows:
Saturday 23rd September 2017 The Watermark, Ivybridge, Plymouth
Monday 28th August 2017 Greenbelt Festival, Boughton House, Kettering – Glade Big Top with ‘Let the People Sing’ festival chorus
Saturday 17th June 2017 Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, Ireland
Friday 16th June 2017 The Village Theatre, Athenry, Galway, Ireland with Coole Amies
Thursday 15th June 2017 Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland with Stagefright
Saturday 10th June 2017 The Globe at Hay, Newport St, Hay-on-Wye
Saturday 6th May The Witham, Barnard Castle
Monday 1st May 2017 Wise Words Festival, Canterbury
Friday 28th April 2017 Crescent Theatre, Birmingham