Having first picked up the sticks at the age of 3, Bob Richards earned his stripes playing hundreds of gigs on the South Wales club circuit, all before the age of 15 – a grounding that would come to inspire a tireless work ethic for the years that follow.
Be it tours with the likes of Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), MAN, Dave Edmunds and Graham Bonnet; gigs with Andy Fairweather Low, ASIA ,Dave Bickler (Survivor) and SHY; movie title tracks for MGM (Cody Banks 2 – Destination London) or video shoots with AC/DC (Rock or Bust / Play Ball), Bob has never been one to stand still; his use of Premier drums, (namely any one of his 9 vintage Elite series) being one of the few consistent elements.
Bob currently plays for both Buck & Evans – a hotly-tipped South Wales rock and soul quartet – and Son of MAN, an offshoot of the legendary Welsh psychedelic rock band MAN, of which he was a member for over 10 years. Recently, Bob has joined the band Atack featuring members of Thunder and The Sweet .
It may be as far back as 1970 since Bob first sat behind his Grandfather’s Premier 303 grey shimmer, but he’s not showing any signs of slowing down…