Rich's musical career started many years ago when he was just 12 years old. He played in a band called "The Young Ones" covering songs by The Shadows.
He progressed from this to playing with a brass band for a while before moving on to other local bands, gaining experience of performing live & expanding his knowledge of different musical styles.
His varied taste in music ranges from James Brown to Dream Theatre, but he doesn't like 'Heavy metal', 'Grunge' or (as he describes it) "Growling stuff".
Rich is however a Bon Jovi fan & he captures the look & sound of Tico Torres perfectly, which makes him an extremely popular member of Bon Jovi UK.