Tonight I’ll be on air with Neal Rogers at 8.30pm for an in depth interview. Really looking forward to this one on 3RRR Melbourne and being their featured artist. Over the last few weeks he has featured Nick Cave, Paul Kelly and Robert Forster of the Go Betweens. He’ll be playing 3 tracks and doing a long chat
The album has received significant airplay and reviews with over 8 tracks being featured on radio and websites. 3RRR in Melbourne will be featuring the album on their Australian Mood program on Thursday 14 Feb 2023 with an extensive interview with Richard.
PORCELAIN II IS THE 2ND SINGLE FROM ‘MUSIC AT NIGHT’ SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS 1994-2014. VAGUELY SURF AMBIENT AND LIKE ‘TAMAM SHUD ON VALIUM’ IN RICHARDS OWN WORDS, IT IS A CHILLED MOMENT BY THE SEA AT NIGHT AND FEATURES SEASIDE SOUNDS FROM HIS OWN PLACE ON THE FAR SOUTH COAST.
CRYSTALLINE IN TEXTURE AND PORCELAIN IN STRUCTURE IT IS SEDUCTIVE AND RAVISHING IN ITS TENDERNESS.
IT FEATURES THE EXQUISITE CLASSICAL GUITAR WORK OF LIME SPIDERS AND PIRATE STUDIO TATHRA OWNER DAVE SPARKS.
THE COVER ARTWORK IS BY RENOWNED AUSTRALIAN PAINTER JUSTIN PEARSON IN A FANTASTICAL LANDSCAPE BY THE SEA AT THE DAWN OR THE END OF TIME.
AVAILABLE SPOTIFY/YOUTUBE/APPLE AND ON THE SOON TO BE RELEASED PHYSICAL LIMITED EDITION CD ON BANDCAMP
The ‘Firefly’ tour is in full swing at present and I am just over halfway through it having just completed the Central West run. Last weekend was action packed with 3 packed shows and lots of press and radio.
There was a radio and press interview with Marlene from Radio Blue Mountains and the Blue Mts Gazette during the week. There was also a live to air with Mal Rock at 2MG Mudgee on the Friday arvo. Friday night was at Roths Wine BarMudgee which had sold out at 5.00pm and I was to be joined there by local Beatles fanatic Harry Gibbons onstage. Together we played 6 Beatles songs much to the delight of the packed house.
Sunday night was at the intimate surrounds of the fabulous ‘Bootlegger bar’ in Katoomba and again another packed house and the night was a great success and I even pulled out ‘Bike’ by Syd Barretts Pink Floyd. I got to meet the best promoter in the Blue Mts , Charity Mirow who got me the gig.
The new single ‘Firefly’ is live now on spotify/youtube
There is a new LP of ‘Music at Night; Selected Ambient Works 1994-2014’ being released November 2022 including 6 reworkings and 6 unreleased songs of which the first single ‘Firefly’ is set for a September 1 RELEASE. The album will also be available as a CD at shows and on Bandcamp as well as the usual streaming platforms
Richard is performing and touring regularly on the South Coast and throughout NSW and plans are also underway for his works to be scored, performed and recorded by the esteemed classical ensemble ‘The Acacia Quartet’ later this year, with applications to several major classical music festivals in the pipeline.
‘Music at Night; Selected Ambient Works’ will be available November 2022 and the first single ‘Firefly’ is available September 1 on Spotify/YouTube/Apple music