Virtuoso pianist Richard Lennox has announced that his new, self-titled album – a collection of 10 classical piano pieces, will be released this October. With some initial crossover success, Lennox is now looking to broaden those horizons with this new collection. Know him better:
1, How did you get your initial start in music?
I started playing for the junior section of the local operatics society when i was 10, which gave me experience at playing for musical theatre and being involved in shows.
Everything then fell into place, playing for cabaret, accompanying various singers and instrumentalists, playing in bands and working as a solo artist.
It was great for gaining experience in all sorts of genres which led to a broad range of musical skills.
2. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
To be a major classical crossover artist that spans the fine line and brings together different audiences to appreciate classical music. Its my aim to create music thats different so its instantly associated with me and no one else.
3. How long have you been writing your own music?
Ive been writing various music for different media for 10 years, I started arranging music early on for not only myself but other artists.
4. Who are your top three influences and why?
My influences are Nigel Kennedy,Andre Rieu, Rick Wakeman and 70’s Rock band ‘SKY’.
They are amazing musicians in there own right and have great staying power due to talent and creativity.
5. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
I’ve released 4 albums, all different, Calm beneath the Storm, which is Classical crossover, Organ favourites which is solo Organ, A solo piano album based on Show music and easy listening and a classical piano album.
I would like to encourage people to check them all out.
6. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
I live in Weston super mare but I travel round to different venues from major concert halls including the royal albert hall to jazz clubs and village halls. I enjoy them all wherever i perform.
7. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
I’m not really up on that to say.
8. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.