Richard is a powerful guitar player and a fine singer from Blackburn equally at ease with folk, ragtime, blues and contempory fingerstyle. His driving percussive and rhythmic guitar skills are blended with subtle fingerstyle playing making him in high demand as a soloist and as a skilled accompanist for singers and traditional melody players.
He has a keen interest in the traditional music of the Northwest of England singing songs by the Blackburn poets of the 19th century and the 'Lancashire Burns' Edwin Waugh.
"...Equally at ease playing homespun blues or ancient songs oozing with local folklore, Richard is a story- teller, balladeer and mean guitarist of high regard. He's a thoroughly good bloke too..." Cloudspotting festival
" ...An exceptional guitarist and very gifted singer, Richard Moss took to the stage with a guitar and a mandolin, playing a selection of songs with roots ranging from the north-west of England to the southern states of America. Moss impressed the crowd with a fine guitar technique that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression and played a great selection of traditional and more contemporary style folk and blues songs. The set included a self-written guitar instrumental that combined elements of folk, bluegrass, rock and even classical music and proved to be the highlight of his set and perhaps even the whole night. The only downside to the performance was, quite simply, that it was not long enough; the audience took to Moss greatly and he served as a fantastic warm-up for the headline act..." Fatea Magazine review http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/AcousticVillage.html
Traditional Irish music group Drop The Floor are the heartbeat of Clitheroe’s traditional music dynasty. The quartet is bonded by friendship and their musical empathy is seamless.
When playing live DTF never fail to have an immediate impact on the audience – be it a festival stage or in a more intimate venue their energy and drive is infectious.
When Malaysian fingerstyle guitarist Az Samad and Blackburn, UK based multi-instrumentalist Richard Moss collaborate, a musical meteor shower of East meets West fills the space. The duo blend their influences from Malaysian pop music to Jazz, folk, Celtic and rock into an acoustic guitar, mandolin and bouzouki extravaganza. Az Samad’s fingerpicked guitar melodies meet a counterpoint of fiery mandolin lines launched by Richard Moss. Together, they are Squirrels In Space!
Back o'th Bush
'Back o'th Bush' are Richard Moss and Ben Farmer. Both are widely hailed as experts on their own instruments, but together their true musicianship really emerges as they add their own stamp to music and songs rooted in North West England. Entertaining and exhilarating, their duo will get your feet taping and your voice yapping. Already being booked for folk clubs and festivals in 2020 and beyond. The duo are also a great ceilidh band with years of experiance