An education in Motown & Soul - The Temptations & Four Tops Tour
Tonight I was back at the NEC to see an amazing tour with Motown royalty: The Temptations and Four Tops. I love watching live music but these guys take it to the next level and put on an amazing show even after all these years. It has certainly inspired me to do some more Motown & Soul songs and has given me a new insight into touring professional musicians.
Check out a pic of myself and Duke from the Four Tops backstage on my Instagram below.
Richie Rocks Burghley Horse Trials
I attended the Burghley Horse Trials in Stamford last week for the third year running to entertain customers and staff on the Joules Clothing stand. Playing live throughout Thursday and Friday, my music provided a chilled backdrop for guests as they visited the stand and perused the latest offferings from Joules.
I got some great feedback from customers and we even had a few dancers on the stand. It is also great when customers recognise me from previous years. And luckily I didn't have to use my wellies as the weather held out! You can see a picture of the stand on my Instagram feed.
Live Music and much more at the opening of Victoria Gate
What a fantastic day playing at the opening of the brand new Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds. This £165m development houses some fantastic brands including a brand new John Lewis and of course Joules Clothing where I was providing live music for customers throughout the day.
It was a great event to be involved in and there was even a BMW i8 outside the shop. If you know me you will know that I like my cars so that went down well! Check out the pics on my Instagram feed below.
December update - on tour!
Last week saw me complete 7 gigs as we go into the Christmas season and finish off 2016! I visited Northampton, Newcastle and Edinburgh as well as some more local gigs too. I love the variety of my work and last week I got to play in front of a range of different people and at some prestigious venues.
You can see more of my travels on my Instagram page - click on the link below.
New Years Resolutions...
I have a few exciting projects in the pipeline which I wanted to do last year but have had to push back to 2017 in order for me to focus on my gigs during the last part of 2016. One of which is the release of my first CD! Very excited to have started work on this and it will be available this spring.
Monday Night Music Club
I am really excited to announce that I will be hosting a brand new weekly music radio show on Fosse 107! This is something new for me as I have never done any broadcasting before and I am really looking forward to getting stuck into it! My show will be all about music featuring your favourite tunes, the local music scene, there will be live music on the show and special guests!
Give me a shout if you are a musician / singer who would like to get on the show and I will get you on air for an interview and live performance!
Catch me every Monday from 7pm-10pm on Fosse 107/107.9FM or stream the show online on the below link: