Now resident in Bristol, RICHARD CRAINE was originally from Southampton where he 'cut his teeth' on the folk scene from around the age of 16. At Swansea University he developed his energetic style and edgy lyrics through regular appearances at The Halfpenny folk-club (a haunt of John Kirkpatrick) and the city's acoustic venues such as the Uplands Tavern and the Chattery coffee house!
Richard has been associated with several agents who recognise his music's ability to stretch across the generations and with these connections he has played several dates in the Manchester and Leicester (The Shed) areas, often with BBC radio interviews and live studio performances to compliment them."
Currently he has branched out of purely one man shows, broadening his horizon's with a selection of fine musicians from the Bristol area : Sometimes he is complimented by the talented singer/songwriter Mireille Mathlener in selected shows.
Richard is proud to be playing with Americana/Bluegrass band Appalachia. Some of his own material is featured in the band's live set.
In the near future, Richard is promoting his 2014 recording: 'Lullabies of Dreamtime.' and continuing to play on a national basis!
'Pitching his music as a cross between pastoral English singer-songwriter and Haight-Ashbury jangler he has both a knack for a catchy tune and some decent words to attach to it'."— J.Searle, Americana UK Biography 'Richard Craine's;style, unique and passionate performance make this album a winner.' Countrychart USA'.