Randall Richards, based in Wanaka, New Zealand, has been playing piano and guitar professionally for a while,, and started learning the piano when he was five. After taking a break from traditional piano lessons Randall started playing piano in his own style at age 12, which led to playing professionally when he was 20 years old living and working in Austria .Read more..
Options for events or venues:
Singer/Songwriter: Covers & Original Folk on Guitar/Keyboard
His originals carry a message of peace, hope and love, a bit of traveling, and of course, humor. He has written about 40+ originals, His first few were written on the coast of France, and others in Washington State, Ecuador, Peru, and even New Hampshire. While working for Outward Bound he carried a small guitar on his backpack and shares a few ballads from his backcountry days.
He plays originals, and covers ranging from Tom Petty and John Prine, to Counting Crows and the Traveling Wilburys although he enjoys performing numbers from lesser known artists such as Kevin Jones/Three Track Mind of Seattle, Emile Clothier, Dana Lyons, and others.
See list of sample songs here
Soloist on Grand Piano
Randall's first instrument is the piano and what he always comes back to in the end. He can play a range from classical, to jazz to pop, ragtime and old time tunes. Mostly he prefers original improv in the style of George Winston. Read more here...
An Evening of Variety:
Piano, Guitar, Native American Flute and Zampona:
Randall has been performing in various venues for years. Depending upon the venue, Randall will do a variety of Piano, Guitar, Folk, Adult Contemporary, Jazz and World Music, instrumentals and with vocals.
One of Randall's favorite performance styles is world instrumental music- He follows a drum beat set by two or three accompanying drummers, then plays the Native American Flute, Zampona, Grand Piano or Synth. Read more here...
Music Therapy for Alzheimer's and Hospice
Randall has been practicing a unique form of music therapy for Alzheimer's patients in the Central New Hampshire, USA area.
A Sample of Past Gigs
Hotel Dom- Saas Fe, Switzerland
Sheraton Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah
Hotel Lorensa, Zurs, Austria
Piano Pub, La Rochelle France
Rustler Lodge, Alta, Utah
Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah
Club Med, Copper Mtn. Colorado
Club Atmosphere, Chamonix, France
Paradise Inn, Mt Rainier National Park
Horse Feathers, Freeport Maine & North Conway, NH
Poco Diablo Resort, Sedona, AZ
Bell Rock Inn, Sedona, AZ
Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee Washington
Saddle Tree Inn, Cashmere WA
Wapato Resort, Chelan, Washington
Four Corners Restaurant , New London, NH
MainStreet BookEnds Concert Series, Warner, NH
Leavenworth Community Coffeehouse, Leavenworth, WA
Canoe Club, Hanover, NH
Sunapee Community Coffeehouse, Sunapee, NH
International Festival, Warner, NH
Comments from Previous Gigs
"We loved your music at our event."
Jill C., Wenatchee, Washington
"You love what you do and it shows."
Restaurant Owner, Levenworth, WA
"You've added a wonderful atmosphere to our lodge, thanks for being with us this season."
Tom, Owner of Alta Peruvian Lodge, Utah
" We were truly blessed to have found your talent at the last minute. We appreciate the
hard work you put into our event. Thanks for being a special part of it."
Steve and Patti, Hawthorne Woods, IL
"Excellent entertainment, you packed the place, people want to know when you're coming back!"
Steve, Owner of Village Decadence/Alley Café, Leavenworth, WA
"You did well, the music, the stage presence and the selection of songs all made the evening a success. The audience loved you."
Scott, Owner, Saddletree Café, Cashmere, WA
"When are you coming back?"
Jim, Founder, BookEnds Concert Series, Warner, NH
"Your music was just what I had in mind for the Festival.. Thanks for playing."
Co-Coordinator, International Festival, Warner, NH
"You sounded pretty good tonight!"
Click Horning, Music Legend
Other Projects & Collaborations
Kathy Lowe Musician - Native American Flute on two of Kathy's albums
Click Horning Band - Keyboardist/Vocalist
Featured Piano Soloist Artist on CD "Going Home" for Hospice Patients - Wenatchee, WA
Founder,Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse
Founder, Leavenworth Community CoffeeHouse
Music Coordinator for 2006 Sunapee SunFest, Sunapee NH
Chimu Inka - of Cusco Peru
Terelle Wickham, Salt Lake City, Utah