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Richard Chappell
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play hi-fi  for willow
play hi-fi  ugly becomes me
play hi-fi  Ships Sink
play hi-fi  I'll Take Care Of You
play hi-fi  Blacker Still
play hi-fi  Unrequited
play hi-fi  Call It Love
play hi-fi  Lay Down
play hi-fi  Because You're Not Here
play hi-fi  What Are You Waiting For?
Hello, my name's Rich. I like singing and playing instruments and writing songs, so I do.
Why this name?
It's my name. My parents chose it, Richard after a friend of my Dad's, my middle name after a guy of the TV series Taxi, and my surname is just what it is, they didn't get to choose.
Do you play live?
I've so far played nearly 50 gigs as a solo performer. Mainly in and around Birmingham. I love playing live, and wish to o so as much as possible.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Not enough.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Of course I would, most major labels are fools, but a decent contract would let me play music instead of sitting in an office all day wishing I was at home playing guitar. I don't like the music industry or major labels per se, but I'd sign with any capitalists that will pay me for playing guitar.
Band History:
I've been playing solo for around a year now, before which I was the lead singer and guitarist in ska-punk band The Capones.
Your influences?
R.E.M, Iron and Wine, Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, Red House Painters, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Okkervil River, The Decemberists, Brand New, Jimmy Eat World,
Favorite spot?
Cambridge and Prague and places I can see some greenery that wasn't put there by a council.
Equipment used:
Any acoustic instruments I can get my hands on. Guitars, mandolins, banjos, ukulele's, bouzouki's...
Anything else...?
Please check out and add me as a friend
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