Richard Smith – Guitarist

Hire a Virtuoso Guitarist for your event! With over 20 years performing experience at many thousands of live concerts Richard is a guitarist with professionalism and sheer musical pedigree that is hard to beat. Richard began his career studying at the illustrious LIPA (Paul McCartney music institution) and received tuition from Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Yngwie Malmsteen and Joan Armatrading amongst others, before receiving his Honours Music degree from Sir Paul McCartney himself. Celebrity clients include Sir Norman Wisdom, Paul O’Grady, George Cole, celeb chef James Martin and Sir Terence Conran’s Bluebird Club. Richard has performed at the most prestigious of venues in his career including Blenheim Palace, The Cavern Club, many festivals, Football and sports clubs and international concerts. Richard has also been propelled into the international charts (including the US Billboard Charts) many times, performing acoustic, electric and balearic guitars for some of the dance world’s biggest songs, EP’s and albums. Richard performs classics and well-loved tunes, with a mixture of Beatles songs, classic jazz, funky, Latin and laid-back numbers. Richard performs at wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts and at the evening party. Also performs with duo, trio, 4/5/6 piece band. Lighting and PA included.