More tales from the tour

Music for Midsummer 2023

The first leg of the tour saw Richard cycle around 700 miles through some of the most beautiful Welsh and English countryside in perfect, unbroken sunshine…

To mark the summer solstice Richard is releasing a remastered version of his 1997 track Wilbury Summer. 

This is the original recording originally heard on The Summer E.P with Herbie Flowers on double bass, Nick Pynn on dulcimer and Tom Arnold on Hammond.

And to celebrate further he’ll be playing Wilbury Summer at all the remaining gigs and a selection of his other original tracks with his quartet The Burning Deck…

Meet The Burning Deck

Stephen Hiscock
Drums & Bicyclatter

Founder member of Ensemble Bash, Stephen has toured the world several times (once with Stewart Copeland!).

Stephen has worked regularly with Sarah Angliss and Harrison Birtwistle. He also composes and has released several solo albums. Stephen has played Richard’s creation The Bicyclatter as part of the Richard Durrant Orchestra and played the bicycles on Richard’s album Cycling Music.

Gareth Huw Davis

Gareth has performed all over the world collaborating with and recording for Graham Coxon, Sir Willard White, Simple Minds, Chrissie Hynde, Echo and the Bunnymen, Charlie Dore, the Tootsie Rollers and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Gareth and Richard first worked together in The Richard Durrant Orchestra in 2017/18 and have collaborated ever since – notably on Daisy Durrant’s lockdown videos where he totally stole the show with his Reasons to be Cheerful bass line!

Corin Buckeridge 

A composer and instrumentalist, Corin has worked with Ian Drury,  Trevor Nunn, Charlton Heston and written music for the RSC (and so many others).

Corin studied at Oxford, conducts in the West End and has released several solo albums. Some of Richard’s earliest gigs were with his mate Corin when they were in their mid teens!

The tour begins again at Brighton Open Air Theatre on Midsummer’s day (21st June 7pm), continuing further dates in the south east.

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