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Richard Mainwaring

Richard is a musical performer, composer and teacher who wants everyone to love music as much as he does!

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What would be the ONE meal you could not live without?
It's got to be fresh crusty bread, a slab of cheese (anything apart from Blue!), and a bottle of wine!
What would be the ONE thing you could not live without?
It HAS to be my family and close friends!
What ONE surprising fact do you have that our audience should know about you?
I have a pathological fear of cows, after being chased into a river by an angry herd!

Richard has worked in front of, and behind the cameras on The One Show. He directed 14 Elvis impersonators (including Vernon Kay!) in a live Elvis medley, and arranged a swing version of The One Show theme for the John Wilson Orchestra to perform. On-camera, he's been a DJ with his own Bach Mash-up, performed live "lift music" at the Grosvenor Hotel (that was a squeeze!), and entertained with his unique 15-instrument One Man Band and a loop pedal.

In between reporting on The One Show, Richard performs and records in a wide range of styles throughout the UK, and is always involved in new composing projects. He can also be found teaching in Bath.