Richard James fronted The Retreat from 1990 to 1996. The Retreat released three critically acclaimed albums. The band were infamous for their live shows and amazing performances around the festival circuit in Europe and the south of England. During this time they supported acts such as Jamiroquai & Radiohead, even headlining the Ostend festival in Belgium with the Jools Holland band.
Recognised for his energetic live performances, Richard has been holed away in Cornwall writing and recording a new 12 track album; "My Little Black Book". The music draws on influences landing between The Beatles (especially Lennon), Dylan, Bowie, and early Waterboys.
The new album "My Little Black Book" is available from iTunes and Maker Records.
An extremely talented musician.........He played a fantastic set at the Yealm Yacht Club during the Wedding Reception. He was so good I wished that he could have played at my own Wedding as well.