I'm a multi-instrumentalist and have played professionally since 1972 when I left Winchester School of Art to join Caravan. I run a recording studio - Richardsonics - in Canterbury, UK, where I write and record string arrangements, library music. and my own, and other peoples,' records.
I play all over the world with Caravan, and play and record regularly with Murray Head. I was a member of the original Penguin Café Orchestra, and continue to play PCO music with The Orchestra That Fell To Earth.
In France, I've played and recorded for many years with Renaud, most recently his 120-date ‘Phénix’ tour, and have played and recorded with Khaled, Rachid Taha, Elsa and others.
Since 1999 I've worked as a multi-instrumentalist with the storyteller, Tony Edwards, in Kent Primary Schools.
As a session player I've worked on hundreds of records, quite a few of them achieving silver, gold and platinum sales.