In addition to his own projects, Richard is an in-demand sideman as well. Here are some of the groups that he works with regularly.
The Prime Rib Big Band
Ed Lister's Prime Rib Big Band is made up of the busiest and best session musicians in Ottawa. The band has performed in major festivals across Ontario as the headlining act and holds down a very successful monthly residency at Irene's Pub in Ottawa on the first Wednesday of every month.
This band plays a mix of Originals and covers which pay tribute to the great big band masters such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Kenny Wheeler.
Their first recording, Choice Cuts, is available on Bandcamp.
Fiery and uninhibited, Renée Landry is a powerhouse of Northern Ontario soul. Hailing from Sault Ste. Marie, this Ottawa artist enthralls audiences with her commanding stage presence and fierce vocal delivery, as she weaves her confessional stories of love gone wrong with 90’s pop-soul sensibilities.
Richard serves as Renée Landry's musical director, and arranger.
'Sly High' is the ultimate tribute to the timeless music and genius of 'Sly & The Family Stone'. This eleven-piece powerhouse band delivers an outrageous show which will leave you jumping out of your seat and screaming for more. Sly High focuses on capturing the heart and soul of Sly &The Family Stone's music all the way from their early hits of 1968 including 'Everyday People' and 'Dance to the music' all the way up to the end of the bands catalog in the early 70's. Their short blast in the public eye provided the world with so much amazing music that broke down racial barriers and prejudices. Sly & the Family Stone wrote music for Everyday People.....