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Born in 1971 in Beckenham, England, Richard grew up in a family of four brothers.

After being shown his first chords and songs by his father at age 5, Richard developed skills at an early age.

After being invited by Chet Atkins to perform on stage with him in London in 1983 at age eleven, several years later Richard performed for the first time in Nashville with his brothers Rob and Sam as a trio.

This led to many connections in the USA where Richard moved in January 2000 and continues to be based in the Nashville playing concerts and touring mostly in North America, but also in Europe, Australia, Brazil, Japan and China. 

A versatile player, and performing  predominantly solo shows as well as duo concerts with his cellist wife, trio concerts with the newly formed "Transatlantic Trio" and the "Hot Club of Nashville", his repertoire and entertaining shows can consist of anything frrom originals, fingerpicking tunes, Joplin Rags, Classics from Bach, Chopin, Sor and Barrios, fiddle tunes, Beatles, Pop, John Philip Sousa, jazz/swing standards, blues and more.

With thousands of performances behind him and accolades from other fellow musicians, this has led to performances and stage time  with the likes of Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Chas and Dave, Tommy Emmanuel, Ralph McTell, Martin Taylor, Suzy Bogguss, Earl Klugh, Stuart Duncan, Mark O'Connor, Sam Bush and many others.