THE PLATINUM TOUR 2019
Richard Digance is quite simply one of the most entertaining acts you will ever see. With brilliant self-penned comic songs introduced with panache, style and outrageous humour, Richard is an evergreen performer who appeals to all ages, making him still one of Britain's top comedy and music attractions. He is highly respected by fellow comedians for his original material and by musicians for being one of Britain's top acoustic guitarists. He has appeared to an audience of eight in The Falklands, half a million at Knebworth Festival and done thousands of shows in between, as well as occasionally finding nine letter words on Countdown.
Richard achieved a BAFTA Nomination for TV Entertainer Of The Year in the late 1980’s and in 2003 received the Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for his services to live music.
He has worked with a multitude of world-class acts including Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Elton John, David Essex, Jim Davidson, Supertramp, Elkie Brooks and Tom Jones. His TV specials for ITV ran for a record eleven years and on these shows he played guitar with Brian May, Status Quo, The Moody Blues, Buffy St Marie, Juan Martin, Marc Cohn and Chris de Burgh, amongst others.
After his eleven years in TV Richard chose to concentrate more on his music and art and left the heady world of showbiz behind for a quieter life in Salisbury with his two daughters Polly and Rosie. He now composes soundtrack music in his digital recording studio and has recently broadened his appeal still further by returning to his musical roots through appearances at both festivals and smaller intimate venues, thanks to a loyal following envied by so many performers. It's what he loves doing!