Richard has been accompanying and later conducting INSPIRE since 2013
He has a broad musical range and began playing piano at 3 years of age. Since 2001 he has become an accomplished church organist, playing in more than 160 different churches across the northeast and northwest of England.
Other instruments which Richard has or does play include the Carillon of Newcastle Civic Centre, brass and percussion and lately he has commenced learning to play the zither.
In addition to INSPIRE, Richard is also organist at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Low Fell and sings whenever he gets the chance.