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CRS Act2 Bring Him Home
2020 04 30 songs from shows
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Classically trained, Richard's genres include Classical, Musical Theatre, Rat Pack, Folk and Popular ballads.
Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Lightning fast responses
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Traditional English folk, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Swing, Acoustic, Vintage, World music, German music, Italian music, Welsh folk, Covers, Scottish music, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Christmas, 1980s era music, Irish rock, Cabaret, Easy listening, Military
Composer, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Musical comedy, Actor, Singing teaching, MC
Absolutely hundreds and hundreds of songs, many bespoke – the list is growing.
Musical Theatre, including :
Lloyd Webber Music of the Night Love Changes Everything Memory Any Dream Will Do Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Sop) The Phantom of the Opera All I Ask of You (with Soprano)
Les Miserables Stars Bring Him Home Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Do You Hear The People Sing Master of the House I Dreamed a Dream (Sop) Castle on a Cloud (Sop)
Early musicals Let’s Face The Music and Dance Nothing Like a Dame With a Little Bit of Luck Edelweiss Stranger in Paradise I Could Have Danced All Night (Sop) Mad Dogs and Englishmen
More Recent Musicals
Thankyou for the Music from Mamma Mia
You'll Be Back from Hamilton Can’t Take My Eyes Off You & Oh What A Night from Jersey Boys Grease Medley
We are The Champions from We Will Rock You Always Look on the Bright Side of Life & The Song That Goes Like This from Spamalot
Dear Theodosia from Hamilton
You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel
A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman
Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific
Rat Pack / Swing Jazz / Michael Buble, including :
Let There Be Love
Let's Face The Music
Fly Me To The Moon
New York, New York
Me & Mrs Jones
Got You Under My Skin Let It Snow Everything Frosty the Snowman Santa Claus is Coming to Town Strangers in the Night Night And Day I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Fly Me To The Moon
Banana Boat Song (Harry Belafonte)
I'm Feeling Good
How D'Ya Like Your Eggs in the Morning
Everybody Loves Somebody
Opera, including :
Puccini (Nessun Dorma, Recondita Armonia, Che Gelida Manina)
Verdi (La Donna E Mobile, Di Provenza, Pieta Rispetto Amore, Va Pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves)) Bizet (Toreador Song, Pearlfishers Duet) Giordano Amor Ti Vieta
Mozart (Non Piu Andrai, Madamina, Der Vogelfanger, La Ci Darem, Der Vogelfanger, La Ci Darem (with Sop), In Diesen Heilgen Hallen, Ein Madchen Oder Weibchen) Operetta (Merry Widow Waltz, Student Prince, You Are My Hearts Delight, I’ll Walk With God, I’m off To Chez Maxim, Can Can ) G&S (The Pirate King, Policeman, Modern Major General, Tit Willow, As Someday It May Happen,) Sacred (Schubert’s Ave Maria, Gounod’s Ave Maria, Caccini’s Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus, Quanta Qualia, Pie Jesu, Cantique de Jean Racine, O Holy Night, Revenge Timotheus Cries, Goodall’s The Lord Is My Shepherd (Theme from Vicar of Dibley))
Lieder Schubert ( Standchen, Die Forelle, An Die Musik, Du Bist Die Ruh Der Erlkonig), Loewe (Tom Der Reimer, Der Nock)
Also Popular songs and ballads Including :
One Day Like This – Elbow
Happy – Pharrell
Angels - Robbie Williams
Love Me Tender / You Were Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fix You / The Scientist / In My Place - Coldplay
Your Song, Candle in the Wind - Elton John
American Pie – Don McClean
Delilah, It's Not Unusual, Green Green Grass - Tom Jones
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Three Times A Lady, Easy, All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
From Russia With Love, On Days Like These & Born Free – Matt Monro
Everyday / That'll Be The Day / Raining in my Heart – Buddy Holly
And I Love Her / Yellow Submarine / Yesterday – The Beatles
He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother – The Hollies
International Folksongs, including :
Neapolitan / Italian O Sole Mio Funiculi Funicula Torna a Surriento Volare Core n’Grato Vieni Sul Mar Santa Lucia La Rondine al Nido
Russian/Ukrainian Dark Eyes (Ochee Chorn’ye) Those Were The Days Kalinka Malinka
Scottish/Burns Nights My Love is Like a Red Red Rose Auld Lang Syne Ae Fond Kiss Loch Lomond Flower of Scotland 500 Miles & Letter From America (The Proclaimers) Irish Jigs/Scottish Reels (with Violinist only) Gay Gordon’s
Irish/St Patricks Danny Boy Fields of Athenrye Isle of Innisfree Sweet Sixteen You Raise Me Up The Irish Rover Dirty Old Town Irish jigs (with Violinist))
Brown Eyed Girl
English / Last Night of Proms Jerusalem Land of Hope and Glory Hippopotamus Old Father Thames Scarborough Fair Gilbert &Sullivan Sea Shanties There’ll Always Be An England White Cliffs of Dover Rose of England English Country Garden
Welsh/St Davids Cwm Rhondda Calon Lan Land of my Fathers
Spanish/Latin American En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor Granada Tu Quieres Volver Cielito Lindo Nella Fantasia La Paloma La Bamba
German/Austrian Schubert (An Die Musik, Standchen, Die Forelle) Karl Loewe (Tom Der Reimer, Der Nock, Edward) Lehar (Merry Widow Waltz, You Are my Hearts Delight, Off To Chez Maxim’s) Wien Stadt Du Meiner Traume Student Prince (Serenade, Drinking Song, I’ll Walk With God)
Also Greek, French folksongs
Rock Opera, including :
Anarchy in the UK (Sex Pistols)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
No Surprises (Radiohead)
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (The Hollies)
Questa o Quella / Whatever You Want (Verdi / Status Quo)
I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
Fire With Fire (Scissor Sisters)
We Are The Champions (Queen)
Life on Mars (David Bowie)
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
You're booking me for the Event not for the exact timing of the songs etc.... Once there I'm happy to be flexible.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes I can. Either as background or to dance to. Let me know beforehand if you have any specific genres of music you prefer.
How much time do you need to set up?
I usually give myself one hour to set up and sound check, though it often takes less time. This set up time should be before the guests arrive and not before I sing, so I often need to wait around for a couple of hours after setting up.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Of course you can. If you let me know beforehand I'm happy to add specific songs to my repertoire.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes (mics, PA etc...), up to audience sizes of about 150. For larger audiences I usually find there is a house PA I can use. If not let me know beforehand as I may need to hire some extra PA equipment for the night.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes no problem. The requests have been pretty eclectic (from Welsh Hymns to contemporary pop songs or a mixture of both) and sometimes in different languages - my classical training and knowledge of phonetics usually enables me to do this.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
My ability to engage with the audience and keep them entertained. Also my ability to offer a number of different styles of music in one performance.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Anything from the very small to the very large - from people's houses in front of 20 to Hotels to Birmingham Symphony Hall to Rugby Stadiums in front of 20,000.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Too many to mention.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I've performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Glastonbury Festival, all the Top Hotels in London, The Orient Express, Opera Holland Park, on TV and Radio to name a few.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£200|
|Up to 1 hour||£250|
|Up to 2 hours||£260|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|
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