PAUL RICHARDS

DRUMMER, COMEDY WRITER/PERFORMER

Paul Richards is a drummer, playwright, novelist, comedian and drum teacher 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. His current show recently won an award, which is lovely.

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

LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND BANTS

An exciting* new night of entertainment for Cambridgeshire, combining music and comedy. Produced by Paul Richards who performs a different set each month, this is a frantic, monthly showcase of comedic and musical talent in a stunning setting. 

All shows take place at The Plough, Shepreth, entry is pay-what-you-want and the shows start at 8pm. Arrive early to get a seat!

*potentially messy, always a treat.

the shows

TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2017 
with special guests: Peter Buckley-Hill, Bim Adeyi and Oleg Denisov. MC: Paul Richards 
live music from: Supermoon

TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2017 
with special guests: Ali Warwood, Olly Watson and Christopher Norton-Walker. MC: Paul Richards.
live music from: Ryan Buxton

TUESDAY 23RD JANUARY 2018 
with special guests: Nessie Ward, Paul Richards and Rob Coleman. MC: Bim Adeyi.
live music from: Christian Smith

TUESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2018 
with special guests: Rachel Creeger, Martin Westgate, Paul Richards and Dan Rubinstein. MC: Mel Byron.
live music from: Minnie Birch

TUESDAY 20TH MARCH 2018 
with special guests: Harrison Salter, Nessie Ward, Paul Richards, Dom Mackie, Paul Kerr and David McHardy. MC: Mel Byron.
live music from: Claudia McKenzie

TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2018 
with special guests: Dom Mackie, David McHardy, Jamie Green, Paul Richards, Carrie Sully, Gabriel Bowker and Bim Adeyi. MC: Ali Warwood.
live music from: Jacqui & Geoff

TUESDAY 15TH MAY 2018
with special guests: Eamon Goodfellow, Isaac HP, Stuart Clarke and Callie Vandewiele. MC: Paul Richards.
live music from: James Erskine

TUESDAY 12TH JUNE 2018
with special guests: Stylophobia, Paul Richards, Josh Massen, Annika Pecchia-Bekkum and Dom Mackie. MC: Mel Byron
live music from: Claudia McKenzie

TUESDAY 10TH JULY 2018
with special guests: Cassie Atkinson, Harrison Salter, Paul Richards, John Pendal and Joel Yentis. MC: Nessie Ward
live music from: Jo Ash

(AUGUST IS OFF BECAUSE WE'RE ALL AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE)

TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2018
line-up TBC

TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2018
line-up TBC
live music from: Minnie Birch

TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2018
line-up TBC

TUESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2018 
line-up TBC