Richard Digance gained a BAFTA Nomination for TV Entertainer Of The Year in the late 1980s, and in 2003 received the Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for his services to live music. He is one of Britain’s top comedy and music attractions, a rare performer in that he’s respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished acoustic guitarist. His loyal following confirms his wide appeal, from the younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many modern-day performers, to the super-loyal who have followed Richard since the time he had his own ITV series and even further when he started out in folk clubs.
In the last two years, Richard has broadened his appeal, firstly by proving to be one of Britain's most sought after cruise entertainers and secondly by returning to his musical roots through major festival appearances. His book Footynotes, written with Sky’s Chris Kamara, reached the top 10 in WH Smith’s best-sellers list in November 2008. He has worked with a multitude of world-class artists: Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Steeleye Span, David Essex, Jim Davidson, Supertramp, Elkie Brooks and Tom Jones. His TV specials for ITV ran for a record eleven years, and on these shows he played guitar with Brian May, Status Quo, The Moody Blues, Buffy St Marie, Juan Martin, Marc Cohn (who wrote Walking in Memphis) and Chris de Burgh.
We are delighted to be representing Richard and confidently predict his new novel Greed will be a blockbuster!