Richard is a professional songwriter, orchestrator, composer and conductor of television and production music. He has also served as Musical Supervisor and Musical Director on many successful West End and international musicals. He was Musical Associate for series 1 of the ITV drama, Victoria. He is Musical Director for the forthcoming production of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace, London. He was an arranger and vocal coach for Pitch Battle on the BBC.
Richard has recently arranged and orchestrated The Girls, a new musical in collaboration with Gary Barlow and writer Tim Firth based on the acclaimed film Calendar Girls opening at London’s Phoenix Theatre in January 2017. He is the orchestrator and Musical Supervisor for the current UK tour of The Addams Family written by Andrew Lippa. He was the original Musical Director for West End shows including Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Cameron Macintosh’s Betty Blue Eyes and Hair! (Broadway transfer) and The Bodyguard. He is currently Musical Supervisor for The Bodyguard at The Dominion Theatre and Associate Musical Supervisor for the UK tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He is MD and pianist on the recent The Bodyguard Cast Recording.
Richard’s production music can be heard on TV adverts and social media platforms. He can be found working out of his London recording studio and collaborating with leading singers and songwriters. He has most recently worked with (Grammy & Tony award winner) Heather Headley, (MOBO award winner) Beverley Knight, (MOBO award winner) Alexandra Burke, Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Osmond, Duncan James and many more. Richard was also the arranger for the a cappella group, Band Of Voices who reached the semifinals on Britain’s Got Talent, achieving success on the show and currently more than 7 million YouTube views.