"For the last two seasons, Richard arranged pop tunes for our panto band, whose members' performance abilities ranged from playing-by-ear to post-Diploma levels. The required instrumentation was also 'non-traditional' to say the least, but Richard gave our band the necessary tools to carry off our musical production to a very high level. Richard's professionalism, musical creativity, quick turn-around time, adhesion to deadlines and reasonable fees are indeed second-to-none."Elizabeth Aiken, Wiltshire, England
"Thank you so much for the excellent piano copies which you supplied for our new musical. To see lyrics and the dots, (as composer Stephen says) printed so professionally was wonderful. We hope this project will progress further and the "Music Arranger" will receive many more commissions. Great work, Richard."
From writers - Stephen Green & Ronald Day.
"It was a great pleasure for me, as a songwriter, to discover the enormous talent of Richard for arrangements. We have ongoing projects and I get a consistant and precicous help from him. He gives wings to my songs... A stickler for details, a tireless worker, Richard has also a big sensitivity for pop music, but he never neglects his classical touch. I can heartily recommand him in every respect."
Tufan Orel, France
"I can commend Richard's work very sincerely. Not only were the arrangements he wrote for our saxophone quartet fun to play, but they reached us very quickly, and at a reasonable cost".
Tim Griffith, The Moray Saxophone Quartet.
"I have found Richard's musical expertise quite invaluable in helping me with the book of children's songs that I am currently writing. He invariably provides me with really wonderful arrangements, usually adding superb accompaniment suggestions, all ideal for younger children. His services are thoroughly professional, speedy and represent the most outstanding value."
David Jones, South Wales
"Working with Richard on a project is extremely easy; tell him your requirements and he delivers the goods, speedily, well presented and within budget. The variety of styles required for the particular pieces that I needed for my band were executed brilliantly, ensuring that the right amount of technical skill versus the ability of the players (in this case, good amateur) was kept in check throughout, resulting in positive music-making experiences all round. I would have no hesitation recommending him for future projects."
John Holland, Conductor, Lambeth Wind Orchestra
"What a talent Rick has. He arranged a piece of music for a 17 piece big band, in my key, very quickly. It is BRILLIANT!! What more can I say, but thanks a million"