Richard Walters

richardwaltersRichard Walters is an English songwriter and singer based in London. As a solo artist he has released three critically acclaimed albums and four EP’s since 2007. His music has featured on a number of US TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds and Revenge. He also fronts new collaborative projects Liu Bei and Parla. As a songwriter and collaborator Richard has worked with a number of exceptional artists, writers and producers including Joe Henry, Dan Wilson, Morgan Page, Bernard Butler, Guy Sigsworth, Emery Dobyns, Solomun, Olafur Arnalds, Faultline, Apocalyptica, King Deco and Grace Lightman.

“His voice, reminiscent of early-period Judee Sill and late-period Billy Mackenzie, in the way that it transmutes feelings of dread into a sort of ecclesiastical awe, could so easily have lost control but it hasn’t: it intimates, teases and hints as often as it swoops and soars. Richard Walters writes songs which manage to sound moreish and accessible while having an indefinable experimental, even avant-garde quality, with the odd texture and stray curlicue of synth noise upsetting the order of the melody, and adding to the sense of these songs as (ok) computer reveries. It’s as though Radiohead had suddenly decided to cover the aching, easy-listening melodies of ‘70s soft-rock superstars Bread. You’re moved, but quietly disturbed, by the music of Richard Walters, his gently powerful, powerfully gentle songs.” – Paul Lester, The Guardian