'Something extravagantly special’ – MOJO
‘Hushed and haunting’ – THE GUARDIAN
‘Exquisite agony’ – UNCUT
Richard Walters is a critically acclaimed UK artist, Grammy nominated songwriter, and educator.
As a solo artist, he has released five albums and four EP's since 2007. His music has featured on a number of TV shows including Grey's Anatomy, After Life and CSI: Miami.
As a songwriter and collaborator Richard has worked with an eclectic mix of artists including Grammy winner Joe Henry, British icon Alison Moyet, Finnish symphonic metal heroes Apocalyptica, US alt-rock legends Semisonic, a number of key players in the electronic music world - including Deadmau5, Kaskade, and Sultan + Shepard - current UK poet laureate Simon Armitage (as part of the band LYR) and even Oscar nominated actress and singer Florence Pugh. Collectively, his work has amassed well over 200 million streams. Recent commissions have included a new upcoming project 'Blossomise' for The National Trust, and the North-East Culture Awards winning 'Firm as a Rock' for Durham Brass festival 2022.
Richard’s releases have gained notable support from Lauren Laverne and Guy Garvey at BBC 6 Music, Jo Whiley and Dermot O’Leary at BBC Radio 2, and a number of influential publications including The Guardian, The Line of Best Fit and Mojo Magazine.