The debut album from country singer Richard Rhys O’brien is now available online and on CD, for all music lovers worldwide. “I Know A Little Place” is an album of beautiful music, fun lyrics and magical acoustics, that everyone should have on their playlist.
Listen to the album here: Album
Richard Rhys O’Brien, singer songwriter, started writing in 2009, after a career as an economist and futurist.
This career was the spring board and inspiration for many of the songs in this album. He delves into topics about love and life, coupled with a wry commentary on contemporary issues such as climate change (refer to “cloud on the horizon” – video included) and consumerism with the video below for the track “choice would be a fine thing”
Richard’s style has sounds reminiscent of folk, rock, blues, country and classical genres. His music was inspired mostly by a lifelong following of Loudon Wainwright III, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. He has been singing with the North London choirs eclectic group Voice since 2000 (jazz, gospel classical and world music) and plays piano and keyboards.
Other professional and talented musicians collaborating with Richard on the album include singers like Bruce Knapp (guitars), Tony Shepherd (drums), Richard Sadler (bass), Christine Axelle and Callie Howard (supporting vocals) all produced with Matthew Knapp and recorded in Brighton.
His debut album, composing 14 songs, is mainly inspired by the blues, tangos, waltz and lullaby, reflecting modern life and love with accompaniment of sparkling guitar, tinkling piano, pulsating bass and drums as well as great lyrics that are sung with a sincerity and honesty reminiscent of the Noel Hammond classic “Windmills of your Mind”.
Songwriter Richard Rhys O’Brien knows how to tell a story in an entertaining way that keep you listening. His lyrics strike you with distinctive imagery, while the musical direction from different band’s fuses, brilliantly in the background. Richard Rhys O’Brien’s debut album is available on iTunes and Amazon Store.
Richard Rhy O'brien Site
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Written by Pete Bassett