Richard first realized his passion for music at the age of 8 and took up lessons on the piano, learning Beethoven pieces from his mother and his sister. He changed to the guitar at the age 13 when he found an old electric Ibanez in his Father’s room. During his teenage years, Richard studied through the National School of Arts and received a national diploma in contemporary jazz. He also studied classical music during this time in high school, but decided to focus on Rock and Jazz as he wanted to start his own band. Richard started learning how to sing at the age of 14 and recorded his first solo album at the age of 16 as well as an album with the band Lucid. At this point Richard’s unique voice and his versatility had him involved in many projects. To broaden his horizons, he decided to take vocal training from Ralph Schmidt and started a contemporary rock/jazz band called “Velvet Love”. By then, he had also been invited to join Instrumental post-rock band Kidofdoom as keyboardist and guitarist.
While touring with Kidofdoom and starting the band Isochronous (ISO) Richard went on to complete a degree in Jazz at the Thswane University of Technology. At this time he also joined Joseph Clark, in “The Queen Experience
In 2010 whilst Richard was completing his final exams at University, ISO was invited to perform at a sold out, 10 arena show tour with Marius-Muller Westernhagen in Germany. At the age of 24 Richard performed alongside his band members to over 100 000 people in Germany which would go down in history as one of the biggest tours that a band of this young age has ever achieved from South Africa. The same year Richard performed at the opening of the “Fifa World Cup Opening Concert” at the Orlando Stadium, as a vocalist and guitarist with Tumi Molekane.
In 2015 Richard returned to Amsterdam and Den Haag for sold out theater productions of the “Music of Queen” with Joseph Clark. He also filmed his first solo release music video with Italian dancers and director Brett De Vos. On returning from Amsterdam Richard was offered an opportunity to be part of the music school at Bishops College (One of South Africa’s top schools) in Cape Town.
To date Richard has released 8 albums as well as a live DVD at the 02 World Arena in Berlin. He is currently touring with ISO and works as a producer/songwriter for other artists.
**PLEASE NOTE : DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM