Richard can play with or without backing music, on a traditional acoustic violin or his Yamaha electric violin - with or without amplification, giving you a variety of options to fit your musical tastes.

For example - He might play unaccompanied classical violin in the church where the acoustics are often so beautiful. This might be followed by a set on the electric violin playing some more upbeat modern pop and rock songs while you and your guests enjoy a drink and a chat before the wedding breakfast.

Richard studied music at the Royal Conservatoire in Birmingham and graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Music with violin as his first study and piano as his second study.

With over twenty years experience as a wedding musician, Richard is familiar with how important the ambience, feel and natural flow of the day is. He understands how vital it is to making your day a successful and memorable occasion. Live music is an important part of this.

Perhaps you want the elegance of Pachelbels ‘Canon in D’ as you gracefully walk down the aisle or your favourite Ed Sheeran song while you sign the register and the grand ‘La Rejouissance’ by Handel as you proudly make your way out after the wedding ceremony. Whatever it is that you want, Richard will make every effort to arrange it and rehearse it ready for your big day.

Richard’s experience, built up over twenty years of performing live, ensures that he provides a friendly, professional and bespoke service. His repertoire is both wide and varied and crosses the whole musical spectrum. If your favourite piece of music or song isn't in Richard's repertoire  then he will write a special personal arrangement just for you and your guests at no extra cost.

Richard will help guide you through the music so that you can create a wonderful atmosphere for your special occasion.

When is it best to have live music?

  • While the wedding guests arrive and take their seats.
  • As the Bride walks down the aisle. (The Processional)
  • During the signing of the register.
  • As the Bride and Groom exit. (The Recessional)
  • The drinks reception.
  • The wedding breakfast.

Richard performs regularly at the following venues:

  • Bovey Castle
  • Rockbeare Manor
  • Muddifords Court
  • Cranberries Hideaway
  • Paschoe House
  • Haldon Belvedere.
  • Brickhouse Vineyard (Mamhead).

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Richard will only use high quality equipment which has up to date PAT test certificates. He also has the necessary Public Liability Insurance to play at any venue.

Wonderful Feedback

‘Beautiful musician , can play classical to rock . Ideal for any occasion’


Electric Violin - Great tune from the hit film score The Greatest Showman. 'A million dreams'.