"One of the best front-people I've seen. Astounding. Great musicianship and the joy of playing music to a live audience is there for all to see Richie..."
CERYS MATTHEWS // BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC
Richie talks on BBC Radio 6 Music about his struggles with Dyspraxia, his roots as a young street performer, his whirlwind adventures as an international touring artist and the most recent and cruel twist of fate which shows him rebuilding from the ashes of his career.
If you want to see more about Richies roots as a young street performer and his adventures leading CC Smugglers on their greatest Guerrila Busking expedition - check out the Documentary series filmed at the time 'Standing On The Street'
Why did CC Smugglers
split up and what now?
A broken band, stolen pension &
Three New Albums...
2019 was a roller coaster... Check out the video to see how my Dad lost £30k from his pension. With our careers in tatters and my family battered I have made a promise that before I put another show on the road I will return every single penny that was stolen from us.
This website is my attempt to bring together the story, the updates and my idea of creating a community for music lovers and independent artists in an age of musical devaluation, globalisation and technical revolution.
What the hell happened?
From touring the world, hanging out with royalty, musical A-listers and gracing some of the most credible stages in Europe...
...to virutal bankruptcy and a career in ashes.
Here Richie talks on BBC Radio 6 Music about his reservations for an unsustainable music industry and the scandal that was PledgeMusic - a crowdfunding company responsible for leaving Richie and his Dad £30,000 in debt. His plans to make back the money and claw back a career as a touring showman and original artist.