Bow down to the King. Meet one of the biggest characters in the Worcestershire music scene, King Rich.
One of MAS Records leading music artists, King Rich toured with the likes of Adrian Byron Burns, Roy Harper and The Levellers.
He's also appeared in a Robert Plant documentary, which was broadcast in the USA, and over 90 million viewers got the chance to hear the King Rich track 'Be Away'.
Talking about his touring schedule, King Rich says:
"It has been quite a grueling last year and a half, with many recording sessions and music video shoots taking place in amongst all the gigs. I'm pleased to say things are constantly strengthening and evolving. I've spent most of the year so far getting down acoustic recordings and supporting some very impressive acoustic stars, so the year is going extremely well."
An underground catalogue of 50 totally acoustic King Rich tracks have been laid down in a studio in Far Forest, to help King Rich capture his catalogue of material, for eventual historical purposes and his own peace of mind.
"It's difficult having songs reverberating around your skull all day" he says. "To get them down in a studio, even in just a basic and raw form, just takes a lot of worry out of me."
As well as being a prolific recording artist, King Rich also runs underground magazine Promotional Marketing Tool, and has recently been placed in charge of Redwoods Rock Night and Redwoods Unplugged nights in Kidderminster.
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on the Friday Session, every week from 7pm, on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
last updated: 16/01/2009 at 23:02
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