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.