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Richard began his musical career playing the brass at the age of 9 and started as a professional church organist 7 years later. He started with the Casio Keyboard in Tauranga New Zealand and took 3 lessons with renowned UK organist Chris Powell at Baycourt Theatre, where he learned skills as an organist. He also played the piano to self taught skills, during this time and then moved home to England and started Church organ and playing for weddings on his return to the home county of Yorkshire and held post of Church Organist at Clifton Parish Church in York , where he held the post of organist for 6 years.

As a pianist, organist and keyboard player, Richard is now a leading wedding and Event musician performing all over the North East and West of England, and including extensive travel to Leicester, Manchester and Beverley to name but a few, playing in churches and civic venues for Wedding Ceremonies. He plays for all types of events, Drinks Receptions, Summer and Christmas Balls, Birthday and Anniversary parties etc. All styles of music are covered, from classical to jazz, pop and rock. Regular wedding venues include, St Pauls Evenwood, St Mary's Cockfield and St Johns in Lynesack and have also done prestigious events at Hillbark hotel and the Thistle hotel both in Liverpool where Richard has also been involved in piano work for weddings and events.

Richard can also teach children and adults alike in Keyboard, Organ, Piano and Brass

He is also working closely with Revival in Bridlington https://www.lastminutemusicians.com/members/ryanandsandrarevival.html

He also performs regularly in care homes. restaurants and hotels, including Kingswood Manor in Liverpool,

As well as being a traditional wedding organist, Richard offers the option of taking his digital keyboards into church to enhance the pipe organ. This option is often used in small village churches where the organ is too small to play the requested music, or no organ is present. The Korg keyboard are programmed to tastefully reproduce cathedral organ, piano and orchestral sounds - to be used side by side with the main organ. This means that any requested music, in any style, using any instruments, can be performed in any church or civic venue - in grand style.

Key Facts

Will travel Within 100 miles of base
Member of Musicians Union
Public Liability Insurance Yes
Previous CRB/DBS Check Yes
Power Required Yes
Christmas songs Yes

Area Served

Cumbria
Durham
East Riding of Yorkshire
Greater Manchester
Lancashire
North Yorkshire
Northumberland
Scottish Borders
Tees Valley
Tyne & Wear

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Contact

Richard Ellis Hawley

Tel: 01388 417566
Mobile: 07594799981
Email: [javascript protected email address]

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