Richard Lloyd Band

I have been fascinated with the guitar work of Richard Lloyd since I was 19 and first saw him in 1983, within 48 hours of returning to live in New York after 6 years in Sweden. That year I took up the electric guitar and started fooling around with some of his riffs. I saw virtually all of the gigs in New York that he played during the 80s and 90s, of course bought the records he released. In the mid-90s I asked Richard Lloyd to produce a demo for me. We completed three songs, one of which he played on. One thing led to another and I ended up doing a whole album with him as producer and lead guitarist – Firepop!

I then went to Sweden to play a solo gig – and, well you can read below what happened to that – Richard came with me, we played as a band, and when we returned he asked me to join his band. I ended up playing as his rhythm guitarist for another 4 years! It was truly THE highlight of my guitar playing life. I keep telling my friends – I would have been at all these shows anyway!!