PAUL RICHARDS

DRUMMER, COMEDY WRITER/PERFORMER

Paul Richards is a drummer, comedian and writer based in Cambridge. 36, lanky, can’t grow a beard. Likes to talk about himself in the third person.

As a comedy writer/performer he has taken countless (well, 21) shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, tours the UK and Europe frequently in his 19-year-old Volvo and has had some quite nice reviews in the process. He talks very fast, often about his love of Ginsters slices and often tries to justify it all as theatre. 

As a drummer, recordings he has drummed all over have been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Radio 5, BBC 6 Music – all the usual places you’d expect to find a professional groovester. He is constantly on tour with lovely musician chums in award-winning bands and is continually in demand by various artists for a range of versatile projects. He has toured the UK, a lot, and China. 

As a writer, Paul has written lots of plays, with his work performed all over the world. He’s had a couple plays published in Canada, and quite a few back here in England. His collection of short stories, The Stationery Seller, has been a bit of a success and his debut novel, My Function Band Hell, was released at the end of 2016.

His debut movie, 50 Ways to Leave Your Drummer, was released in 2015. He is the co-writer of 2 musicals. 

This website is partly here to put all of Paul’s work into one place (because at one point he had six different websites and it was a nightmare to maintain), but also so Paul can have his full schedule somewhere online just in case he accidentally deletes his diary off his phone again.

Contact: thepaulrichards AT gmail.com

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

13/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Nanjing Festival - Opening Ceremony Rehearsal, Nanjing, China
13/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Official Opening Ceremony, Nanjing, China
15/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Gaochun Rd, Nanjing, China
15/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Ganesh Bar, Nanjing, China
16/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Suzhou Wujiang People's Theatre, Suzhou, China
16/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Wuxi Grand Theatre, Wuxi, China
17/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Suzhou Municipal Centre Of Public Culture, Suzhou, China
18/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Kunshan Poly Theatre, Kunshan, China
19/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Yanchen Dafeng Cultural and Arts Centre, Yanchen, China
20/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Suzhou Taicing Cultural and Arts Centre, Suzhou, China
21/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Xiangshui County People's Square, Xiangshui, China
21/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Lianyungang Guanyun Theatre, Lianyungang, China
22/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Lianyungang Culture and Arts Centre, Lianyungang, China
23/10/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Huaian Culture and Arts Centre, Huaian, China
26/10/17: COMEDY - Paul stand-up gig @ ARU, Cambridge
30/10/17: STUDIO SESSION - Pillars 
31/10/17: STUDIO SESSION - Pillars
01/11/17: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
03/11/17: MURDER MYSTERY - 5 Murder Mysteries/One Show @ Little Hay Golf Complex, Hemel Hempstead
04/11/17: MUSIC - James Erskine @ The Missing Sock, Cambridge
06/11/17: MOVIE RELEASED - A Nice House, In A Nice Village, With A Nice Family (YouTube)
08/11/17: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
10/11/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Kontra Roots Club, Wellingborough
11/11/17: MURDER MYSTERY - 5 Murder Mysteries/One Show @ Charnock Farm, Charnock
12/11/17: MUSIC - Claudia and the Braidy Bunch @ Elm Tree, Cambridge
15/11/17: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
16/11/17: COMEDY - Paul stand-up gig @ Stand Up On The Strand, Kent
18/11/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Bredon Village Hall, Bredon
21/11/17: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
22/11/17: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
23/11/17: COMEDY - Paul Richards: One Man And A Box @ Cafe Globen, Denmark
24/11/17: COMEDY - Paul Richards: One Man And A Box @ Cafe Stift, Norway
25/11/17: COMEDY - Paul Richards: One Man And A Box @ Agdas Kafe, Mattmar, Sweden
27/11/17: COMEDY - Paul Richards: One Man And A Box @ The Freezer, Iceland
29/11/17: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
30/11/17: COMEDY - Paul Richards: One Man And A Box @ Tom Foolery Coffee Shop, Shoreham-by-Sea
01/12/17: COMEDY - Paul Richards: One Man And A Box @ Artefact, Stirchley
06/12/17: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
06/12/17: MUSIC - Riot Of Sound @ Earth Sciences Museum, Cambridge
08/12/17: COMEDY - Side Streets Festival @ Red Bull, Cambridge
09/12/17: COMEDY - Side Streets Festival @ Red Bull, Cambridge
10/12/17: THEATRE - Paul Richards Presents: Cold Christmas Lane @ Magic Bean Emporium, Northampton 
11/12/17: THEATRE - Paul Richards Presents: Cold Christmas Lane @ Emma's House (house show)
12/12/17: THEATRE - Paul Richards Presents: Cold Christmas Lane @ Izzy's House (house show)
13/12/17: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
13/12/17: THEATRE - Paul Richards Presents: Cold Christmas Lane @ The Plough, Shepreth
15/12/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Boathouse, Cambridge
16/12/17: MUSIC - Riot Of Sound @ TBC (afternoon, Cambridge)
16/12/17: THEATRE - Paul Richards Presents: Cold Christmas Lane @ Paul H's House (house show)
17/12/17: THEATRE - Paul Richards Presents: Cold Christmas Lane @ Alex's Boat (house show)
19/12/17: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
23/12/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Private Function
31/12/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Embankment, Nottingham
23/01/18: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
01/02/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Redbourne Folk Club, Redbourne
03/02/18: MUSIC - We Are Sound @ TBC
10/02/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Portland Arms, Cambridge
20/02/18: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
03/03/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Mary Agate Hall, Salford
20/03/18: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
05/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Acoustic Club, Bishop's Stortford
12/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
13/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
15/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead
17/04/18: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
21/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Ent Shed, Bedford
24/04/18: MUSIC - Gavin Chappell-Bates @ The Blue Moon, Cambridge (album launch)
18/05/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry
19/05/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ St Donats Arts, Cardiff
25/05/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Royston Folk Club, Royston
26/08/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Catfest, Salford
03/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Baldock Folk Club, Baldock 
13/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Harwell Village Hall, Oxfordshire