photo: Anthony Den-Hartog

Richard discovered the bass guitar in his teens through the music of Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Rage Against The Machine. In 2005 moved to the N.S.W north coast to study with Greg Lyon at Southern Cross University graduating with a Bachelor of Contemporary Music. During his time there he was lucky enough to play with some of the best musicians in the area including Dave Ades (alto) and Scott Hills (drums). In 2012 Richard moved to Melbourne to study at the VCA where he completed his Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) and learnt from electric bassist / composer Christopher Hale. As well as tertiary studies, Richard has had lessons with world renowned bass players such as Jeff Andrews, John Patitucci, Even Marien, Steve Hunter, Sam Anning and Anthony Wellington. Richard is a member of / plays with “The Black Jesus Experience”, “Sal Kimber and the Rollin Wheel”, “Benny Walker” and MD for his own project called “Mo’ Sco”. He has toured the country with different acts in a variety of styles. He draws inspiration from his hero’s James Jamerson and Paul Chambers. He teaches from his home studio in Eaglemont (Melb/Naarm) and is a staff member at Beaconhills College.

As a freelance bass player, Richard has played at Woodford Folk FestivalMelbourne Zoo TwilightsThe Blue Mountains Music FestivalUrban Country Music FestivalWollombi Music FestivalYabunBendigo Blues and Roots FestivalHomeground FestivalMullum Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Sydney Festival and Darebin Music Feast to name a few.