Langtrys, Llandudno 13th July
Rich began a well recieved Summer season at this popular pier side bar and held a full house for nearly two hours. With the Kinks, Bobby Darin and Beatles songs the jewels in the crown, residents and curious passers by were treated to a special guest appearance by the "Spice Boys!", an enthusiastic group of disabled youngsters who quickly became the stars of the show, helping out with singing, dancing and air guitar! Rich confirmed after the finale that the subsequent world tour with his new dance troupe would be in all national press soon! The lads had a great time and were very emotional about having to go home the following day. Feedback from the staff and guests was of sheer delight and at how well the lads had slotted into the show. A fantastic night and Rich added: "I always hope everyone enjoys my show and as long as they all go away happy, then thats all that matters. The lads posed for a group photo and I have since offered to visit soon to teach guitar, which would be great fun!"

Crown Hotel, Stone March 25th

Aside fom the pub gigs and jam nights, the occasional wedding is always welcome in Rich's diary and Pete and Barbs wedding was another example of just how versitile Rich has become in recent months. Along with providing a DJ set of party classics, Rich belted out a storming set and held a full dancefloor. Requests were taken and Barb joined him onstage for a totally unrehearsed duet of "Another Day in Paradise." The happy couple had a great time and guests also passed on their approval. Many thanks to Pete and his family and Rich wishes them all the best.

Moderation, Dec 31st 2005

Arriving at 2pm, Rich made sure everything was tested and in place for this eagerly awaited send-off. Settling for a set list for the first time in two years, he kicked off with Rocs by Primal Scream, a song he had learned that very morning! More songs from the Beatles, Stones and U2 followed, togehter with the usual party tunes, Amarillo and a rousing finale with new song "Bedshaped" by Keane to close set one.

Set two saw Rich return to his rock roots with Thin Lizzy, Free and Queen cropping up,and the use of his handy wireless unit so he could walk around. After slowing it down to finish, Rich continued as DJ until 2am and requests were taken! A fantastic night and even though its barely mid January, he is back again next year!


Rich has recently played a private gig at his own home! Ssssh! 
Held at short notice one afternoon in early August for his neighbours, Rich played in a small gazeebo on his patio to 40 people from 8pm till 11.30 in the open air! All the usual hits and requests were played along with the debut of the fantastic new lighting rig. Drunken revellers ended the night joinging Rich in a game of "floodlight". This was an amusing game where the powerful can beams were directed across the neighbourhood through windows and into far off lounges!

Food was served and along with ihs neighbour Gary, the fences were lifted out to create a double garden! Many thanks to Gary, Vicky, Dad, Dan, Millsy, Dek, Frank and Julie for arranging it all, Turner for a brief 1/4 of Prozak reunion jam session and of course Gough and Marv for coming over from Brum. Many thanks to the surrounding locals for putting up with the noise and lightbeam intrusions! I sense an ASBO through the letterbox!

**Bonds April/May summary**

Richs acoustic jam night has gone down a storm with local musicians and plenty of guests arrive every Sunday looking to share their talents on the stage. Rich has so far hosted local duo Further to Fall, an ex member of the Drifters, Grant, Glynn, Becky and even the league winning footy team for 3 lions! Make sure you pop in every Sunday for a different finale to your weekend.

**Bonds, Tamworth February Review**
Since late January, Rich has been steadily building up a loyal crowd at Bonds with his live acoustic jam night. Rich is no stranger to being a jam night compere, as he had similar success at the Swan Hotel, Stafford in 1998. Kicking off around 9pm, Rich warms up with a few songs before inviting guests onto the mic. Recent guests have included Craig's Green day tribute and a fantastic version of Tenacious D's "With Karate Ill Kick Your Ass" from Alex. Watch this space for more news and reports from this hugely enjoyable night out.

**Green Man, Hixon 19 Feb**
An eagerly awaited return to the Green Man and Rich was ready to hit them with everything including the kitchen sink! "I really enjoyed my last visit, so this time as a treat i took the keyboard and the mandolin to really give them a night to remember!" The gig went very well,with Rich performing his own "Recognition" live for the first time in 3 years as a request for Harcore Dek. The night closed with  Rich inviting the gaffer Steve up on vocals for a re-endition of "Betterman" by Pearl Jam, before going on to sing Beatles songs into the early hours! Many thanks to Libby for the heckles :)  for all the requests and feedback. Looking forward to the Summer marques!
**Tamworth 10k FunRun**
No,he didnt chicken out on Sunday morning! Rich was there on the start line at 10am ready for the BHF charity 10k Funrun at Tamworth Castle. Going off steady worked in Rich's favour and on his return, he had earned bragging rights in the office by outpacing his workmates, and finished within 50mins. On a sour(!) note, pushing himself to an elaborate sprint finish meant he quickly headed for the toilet clutching his stomach! Ewww!

*** Seven Stars, Sandon Feb 14 ***

Rich performed to a private pre booked room of diners on Valentines Day, taking requests and providing a light acoustic soundtrack to a special intimate evening. Feedback was positive and everyone had a good time. Highlights included More than words, Hero, Every Breath you take, Angels, Your song, My Girl, Easy and One by U2. Thanks to all the couples attending and to Ron for a great booking.