Richard was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music where he won the Eugene Croft Solo Double-Bass Prize, and went on to do the post-graduate Jazz course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then, he has been in demand as classical, studio and jazz musician appearing at venues from Ronnie Scott’s to The Royal Opera House. Richard has worked with artists including The Dixie Chicks, Jamie Cullum, Nitin Sawney and Shirley Bassey and he is regularly invited to play electric bass with ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra and The Philharmonia.
Richard was a member of the improvising string quintet ‘Basquiat Strings’ which was nominated for a Mercury award in 2007. During the past 5 years, he has been busy in London’s top studios recording film scores and working with artists such as Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, and Kanye West. He is currently working with the operatic baritone Simon Keenlyside performing jazz standards to opera fans across Europe.