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Ben Richards

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Musician

I studied for a degree in Music at Middlesex University where I was awarded a scholaship for musical contribution to the community. I have passed grade 8 drum kit with Rock School and grade 8 percussion with A.B.R.S.M. My ambition is to play the West End circuit. I am jovial and most reliable!

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Physical Details

Height:
172 cm / 5ft 8in
Waist:
86 cm / 34in
Weight:
76 kg / 167 lbs
Shoe size:
8.0 UK / 9.0 US / 42.0 Euro
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Brown
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Short
Eye color:
Brown
Hair type:
Straight
Chest:
101 cm / 40 in

Music

Baggy Trousers - 'Our House' 2010

From the Musical 'Our House' - Park and Dare Theatre Treorchy 2010 - Ben Richards on drums.

Drumming ability:
  Expert
Percussion ability:
  Expert
Favorite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country
Influences: Jools HollandElio PaceSyd 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.

Musicals/cabaret/touring theatre.
Session musician for studio recording, live work and cruise liners.

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