jeudi 10 août 2017

master musician Thierry Audousset has created a magical, musical universe for my words to inhabit




Thierry Audousset has been composing, playing and recording music since the mid-eighties. His multiple talents have made the Older, Wiser, Harder project possible; Thierry playing all the instruments, writing the tunes as well as engineering and producing the tracks. A musician since the tender age of seventeen, he has worked in the domains of film, folk, rock, manoush jazz, reggae and, more recently, has set to organising the texts and ideas of Richard Earls into musical form.

Here are the fruits of his labours:


Fifteen track album chock full of great tunes with something to say about 
love, hate, hope and disappointment - not forgetting
 desperation on the dance floor.

                     

have a listen here



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RELEASE DATE 15TH SEPTEMBER



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jeudi 3 août 2017

FOLLOW US ON SPOTIFY, SOUNDCLOUD, BANDCAMP, FACEBOOK & REVERBNATION


Fifteen track album chock full of great tunes with something to say about 
love, hate, hope and disappointment - not forgetting
 desperation on the dance floor.

                     

have a listen here



   CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
                                   
CLICK THE BUY NOW BUTTON TO 
PRE-ORDER THE LIMITED EDITION CD LP HERE
RELEASE DATE 15TH SEPTEMBER



OR STREAM AND DOWNLOAD 
THE ALBUM OR INDIVIDUAL TRACKS 
ON BANDCAMP
NOW


                         
                 
         OR STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD



OR STREAM AND DOWNLOAD ON REVERBNATION

mercredi 26 juillet 2017

15 TRACK DIGITAL AND CD LP ON SALE NOW


PRE-ORDER THE LIMITED EDITION CD LP HERE
RELEASE DATE 15TH SEPTEMBER



OR STREAM AND DOWNLOAD 
THE ALBUM OR INDIVIDUAL TRACKS 
ON BANDCAMP
NOW



                         
                 
         


samedi 1 juillet 2017

now on soundcloud and youtube

RICHARD EARLS

YOUR SPECIAL GUEST POET

FOURTH FRIDAY
POETRY CAFE
BAR 48 BRIXTON
RHYME AND REASON
BATH
1000 MONKEYS
GUILDFORD
FREEWAY POETS
THE BIG UNTIDY 
SPOKEN WORD PARIS 
PARIS LIT UP
LUNA LOUNGE
RAGS & TATTERS
songs from below
FROME FESTIVAL


Here I am at Rhyme and Reason, Bath


and here are some recordings of my repertoire


Richard Earls writes and performs poetry and songs on the UK and Paris spoken word circuit from his Older Wiser Harder collection on subjects as diverse as love, war, family, death and desperation on the dance floor. A musician and songwriter for four decades, he was involved in the mid-80s UK jazz/pop scene (CBS compilation LP, Get Wise and Virgin/Paladin release Pull Me UP). 

Following his conspicuous lack of success as a pop star, he moved to France to bring up his family with his wife, Deby. Years later, a chance encounter with a homeless GI, begging on Market Street, San Francisco provided what the French call a ‘déclic’ which resulted in a flood of poems and songs which would become his Older Wiser Harder collection.

Press accolades include:

“At Frome, he was bordering a well-received realm inhabited by John Cooper Clarke and those rapid fire vers libre readings that were prevalent in beatnik circles in the late 1950s - early 1960s - but with an in-built element peculiar to himself.” Alan Clayson, music journalist, biographer and musician

“.. Richard could be a more eloquent, grown up and infinitely less annoying Mike Skinner meets a pan european John Cooper Clarke infused with the blues or perhaps The Indelicates long lost uncle armed with a harmonica. Decide for yourselves, below … » Andy von Pip, music journalist, the Von Pip Musical Express

You will find examples of his work here:


And you can follow him here:

now on soundcloud and youtube

RICHARD EARLS

YOUR SPECIAL GUEST POET

FOURTH FRIDAY
POETRY CAFE
BAR 48 BRIXTON
RHYME AND REASON
BATH
1000 MONKEYS
GUILDFORD
FREEWAY POETS
THE BIG UNTIDY 
SPOKEN WORD PARIS 
PARIS LIT UP
LUNA LOUNGE
RAGS & TATTERS
songs from below
FROME FESTIVAL


Here I am at Rhyme and Reason, Bath


and here are some recordings of my repertoire


Richard Earls writes and performs poetry and songs on the UK and Paris spoken word circuit from his Older Wiser Harder collection on subjects as diverse as love, war, family, death and desperation on the dance floor. A musician and songwriter for four decades, he was involved in the mid-80s UK jazz/pop scene (CBS compilation LP, Get Wise and Virgin/Paladin release Pull Me UP). 

Following his conspicuous lack of success as a pop star, he moved to France to bring up his family with his wife, Deby. Years later, a chance encounter with a homeless GI, begging on Market Street, San Francisco provided what the French call a ‘déclic’ which resulted in a flood of poems and songs which would become his Older Wiser Harder collection.

Press accolades include:

“At Frome, he was bordering a well-received realm inhabited by John Cooper Clarke and those rapid fire vers libre readings that were prevalent in beatnik circles in the late 1950s - early 1960s - but with an in-built element peculiar to himself.” Alan Clayson, music journalist, biographer and musician

“.. Richard could be a more eloquent, grown up and infinitely less annoying Mike Skinner meets a pan european John Cooper Clarke infused with the blues or perhaps The Indelicates long lost uncle armed with a harmonica. Decide for yourselves, below … » Andy von Pip, music journalist, the Von Pip Musical Express

You will find examples of his work here:


And you can follow him here:

mardi 20 juin 2017

OLDER WISER HARDER - THE ALBUM







PRE-ORDER THE LIMITED EDITION CD LP HERE
RELEASE DATE 15TH SEPTEMBER



PRE-ORDER THE LIMITED EDITION CD LP HERE
RELEASE DATE 15TH SEPTEMBER



       
                         
                 
         


lundi 22 mai 2017

AT THE POETRY CAFE IN JUNE

RICHARD EARLS

YOUR SPECIAL GUEST POET

FOURTH FRIDAY
POETRY CAFE
BAR 48 BRIXTON
RHYME AND REASON
BATH
1000 MONKEYS
GUILDFORD
FREEWAY POETS
THE BIG UNTIDY 
SPOKEN WORD PARIS 
PARIS LIT UP
LUNA LOUNGE
RAGS & TATTERS
songs from below
FROME FESTIVAL


Here I am at Paris Lit Up, Culture Rapide, Belleville


I'll be doing this and more at

Fourth Friday
The Poetry Cafe
48 Brixton Road
London
SW9 6BT

Friday 23rd June




Live at 1000 Monkeys, Guildford

more recordings audio and video; and my biog.....



She said, 'Bless me bartender, for I have sinned.'
Live at Luna Lounge, Leytonstone


me and Thierry Audousset....


Richard Earls writes and performs poetry and songs on the UK and Paris spoken word circuit from his Older Wiser Harder collection on subjects as diverse as love, war, family, death and desperation on the dance floor. A musician and songwriter for four decades, he was involved in the mid-80s UK jazz/pop scene (CBS compilation LP, Get Wise and Virgin/Paladin release Pull Me UP). 

Following his conspicuous lack of success as a pop star, he moved to France to bring up his family with his wife, Deby. Years later, a chance encounter with a homeless GI, begging on Market Street, San Francisco provided what the French call a ‘déclic’ which resulted in a flood of poems and songs which would become his Older Wiser Harder collection.

He will be performing some of these at Fourth Friday on Friday June 23rd.

Press accolades include:

“At Frome, he was bordering a well-received realm inhabited by John Cooper Clarke and those rapid fire vers libre readings that were prevalent in beatnik circles in the late 1950s - early 1960s - but with an in-built element peculiar to himself.” Alan Clayson, music journalist, biographer and musician

“.. Richard could be a more eloquent, grown up and infinitely less annoying Mike Skinner meets a pan european John Cooper Clarke infused with the blues or perhaps The Indelicates long lost uncle armed with a harmonica. Decide for yourselves, below … » Andy von Pip, music journalist, the Von Pip Musical Express

You will find examples of his work here:


And you can follow him here: