This charismatic pop recording artist, singer/songwriter and guitarist builds on a CV already stacked high with countless accolades and awards, two EPs, and performances on marquee stages from Toronto to Los Angeles and many points in between as both headliner and sought-after supporting artist.
Richards released “MISSING YOU” and “RED LIGHTS” in 2023. Red Lights will be a hot topic to perform live. Richard wrote this single in Nashville with David “Messy” Mescon (Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande) and Kenny Sharp. The track was mixed by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica) and produced by Giordan Postorino (Alessia Cara) at Toronto’s Metalworks Studios. “RED LIGHTS” was selected as one of the winners in the USA Songwriting competition.
With assistance of a grant from FACTOR BC, and a Distribution Deal with XOXO Entertainment, he is preparing for the release of his debut album, “In & Out of Love”, spring 2024.
His single “HANDS” earned him a CMW featured artist showcase, he was a winner in the Unsigned Only Music Competition in the Pop/Top 40 category, as well as he earned himself the Grand Prize Winner spot in the Jim Beam® Bourbon’s Virtual National Talent Search in partnership with Canadian Music Week. The competition’s webisodes garnered over 5.7 million impressions and counting. He performed live on stage at the Wheatsheaf Inn & the El Mocambo in Toronto at 2022 Jim Beam® INDIE Awards. Richard performed again at the CMWs for 2023. Richard was selected as 1 of 10 Musicians to take part in a 5 week mentorship program, CMI AE West held at Studio Bell, the National Music Center in Calgary for the month of November 2023.