In 2017 Richard celebrates 50 years of performing by embarking on a special British Tour from February to June. 31 albums, 14 books, an audio book with Bill Bryson, 3 million YouTube hits, Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and a BAFTA Nomination along the way. He will be supported by acoustic duo The Broadside Boys, embarking on their first tour, just like Richard did all those years ago.
2017 marks 50 years of performing by Richard Digance. With a BAFTA Nomination and Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best-seller ‘The Road To Little Dribbling,’ and songs for the upcoming London musical ‘The Elephant Man.’ His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues.
In the words of BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, ‘ Richard Digance is a National Treasure.’
‘Richard Digance is brilliant. I’m delighted he contributed to my audio book’ – Bill Bryson, author of The Road To Little Dribbling