Baggy Trousers - 'Our House' 2010
From the Musical 'Our House' - Park and Dare Theatre Treorchy 2010 - Ben Richards on drums.
Drumming ability: Expert
Like to join a band: No
Percussion ability: Expert
Influences: Jools Holland
, Elio Pace
, Syd Lawrence
Drumkit, Timpani, Tuned percussion.
For the passed 5 years I have been resident drummer for one of Wales' top function bands. Also for the last 5 years I have been the drummer for the longest running touring pantomime in Britain. I have performed many various musicals and can play most styles and genres with or without a click track.
2010: Working with 2 Function Bands and a Rock Group plus extensive orchestra pit work. Booked for pantomime 2010/2011 (The Owen Money Theatre Company).
November 2009 to February 2010: Drummer for touring pantomime starring TV and International comedian Mike Doyle.
September 2009: 2 Years drumming for the Royal Carribean Cruise Line - initially 'The Radiance of the Seas' around the Carribean and then on 'The Brilliance of the Seas' around the Med. Finally 'The Rhapsody of the Seas' visiting Alaska.
Summer 2006 - Summer Season Bournemouth Pier Theatre for Paul Holman Associates.
December 2006: Pantomime season - Oakengates Theatre,Telford for Paul Holman Associates.
Depped for the touring version of Blood Brothers for Bill Kenwright - Worcester and Bristol.
Summer season 2005: Warners (Norton Grange, Isle of Wight.)
Excellent sight-reading ability and improvisation on kit and tuned.
Have extensive experience of playing with click tracks.
Musical styles covered include big band, dance band, musicals, jazz, rock ,latin, cabaret, classical, popular, brass band.
Session musician for studio recording, live work and cruise liners.