15 December 2023
Wind Of Change - *OUT TODAY*
This album is the culmination of several years of hard work, and comprises ten tracks. Seven of them are my own songs, while two were written by my good friend Graham Dee, and one by Larry Jon Wilson, whose work I came across several years ago, and greatly admire.
In the title track, Wind Of Change, I explore the ever changing nature of life. We watch those around us ageing and changing, and then recognise those same changes in ourselves.
Nothing stays the same.
17 November 2023
The silence is gently broken
Out today!!! A beautiful and moving acoustic ballad, written in the 1970s by my good friend, Graham Dee.
This is the first of two single releases in the run up to Christmas. And it paves the way for my long awaited album, Wind Of Change. But more on that later.
I've gone simple with this track, just acoustic guitar, electric bass, drums, and a guest appearance by Paul Gillings who adds a touch of magic with the harmonica. I love that instrument in his hands.
17 July 2020
Out today!!! Two new songs, written, recorded, arranged, and produced by the songwriting partners, Graham Dee and Richard Sutton. Using Skype and zoom, the two have dedicated every available minute to work together across a distance of over 250 miles, and this is only the beginning.
Ballad of Old Covid
A toe tapping outlaw-style country song with hints of Johnny Cash, bringing humour and warmth to the unique challenges of our times.
VACCINE (For the World)
A groove-driven pop plea to the people of the world to come together and save the planet for the good of us all… and our children to come.
31 January 2020
The culmination of a great deal of work
Grahams Dee's new album, Carnaby Street Soul West Coast Vibes is out today. And what a day for it!! Regardless of your opinion on Brexit, the album is great news for lovers of lost 60s and 70s tracks, and I believe Acid Jazz has done a wonderful job in bringing the album together.
The work that has gone into it is tremendous. Over the last year, I spent many many hours working privately with Graham, helping him compile, sift through and archive countless songs and mixes that he’d had transferred from old quarter inch tapes.
They were all from the era when he worked as a producer and staff songwriter for the likes of Pye, United Artists, Polydor/Atlantic and ATV Music. And WOW what incredible stuff he has!
Well, I’m both excited and honoured to have been a part of that journey and helped bring the music to light.
Available in Vinyl, CD and MP3 from all the usual online shops, streaming sites and specialist vinyl record stores.
15 October 2018
PAPER PLANE - out today!
The songs gathered together in Richard's debut album explore and reflect many of the challenges and emotions of life. The title track, Paper Plane, represents the concept. Like a paper plane, life is unpredictable, it can soar into the air and nosedive to the ground.
Nothing Matters Anymore
Leaves On The Line
Friend On The Go
A New Day
Available in CD and downloads from: https://store.richard-sutton.com/
Also out on all major download and streaming sites
Album artwork by Jessica Knight
8 October 2018
Unique musical experience takes off
Today is the day, and culmination of many months of preparation and programming. The online Paper Plane musical experience has gone live and the first visitors are exploring day one.
28 August 2018
Paper Plane experience opens for bookings
Bookings are now being taken for the online album release experience.
I shall be sharing my entire album through interactive web pages. Seven emails over seven days taking people behind the scenes to hear, understand and feel the music in a way that hasn't be done before.
More info, and booking form are available here
19 August 2018
Announcing new album release
I am delighted to announce that I will be releasing my new album, Paper Plane, on Monday 15 October. It will become available in all the usual ways, as a CD, digital downloads and through streaming sites.
What is different, though, is that I'm working a really unusual introduction to the album, beginning in the week leading up to the release.
I am inviting people to come with me on an interactive and immersive on-line musical journey which begins on Monday 8 October. Perhaps you could call it a paper plane ride.
Reservations for the trip will begin shortly. More announcements to follow.
30 January 2018
Work on my new album has been progressing quickly over the autumn and winter, and we shall shortly be ready to begin mixing.
We should be able to announce the release date soon, and along with it will come another exciting announcement.
We'll keep you posted.
8 September 2017
Out today!!!!!! This song is very personal for me. I wrote it several years ago, but it is as true today as it was then.
DOWNLOAD NOW: https://richardsutton.bandcamp.com/track/drifter
You can also sign up to my mailing list, and receive a download of Mrs Potter for free: JOIN HERE
Album artwork by Richard Sutton
A big thanks to all the wonderful people involved in making this recording!
Richard Sutton - Vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar and piano
Graham Dee - Lead guitar
Cesar Camba - Bass guitar
Cath Evans - Drums
Produced by Graham Dee and Richard Sutton
Recorded at Epic Studios and PodFrog Studios, Norwich, UK, 2016.
Engineered and mixed by David Wallace
Mastered by Eric James at Philosophers Barn Mastering UK
31 August 2017
Coming very soon!
My next single, Drifter, is due for release on 8 September - just over a week away.
The details about how to download it will appear here on that day, so do pop back for more information.
19 May 2017 - THE BIG DAY
NOTHING MATTERS ANYMORE
YAY!!!!!!! It's finally here. This will be the first of a series of single releases planned for the coming year (2017), I hope you like it :)
You can also sign up to my mailing list, and receive a free song here: MAILING LIST
A big thanks to all the wonderful people involved in making this happen!
Richard Sutton (songwriter) - Vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar and piano
Graham Dee (producer) - Acoustic guitar and harmonica
Produced by Conflux Studios
Director, Carl Turner
Director of photography, JT
Executive producer, Julie Hay
16 May 2017
Release date is nearly here
It's a big day for me on Friday this week. On 19 May I will be releasing my first solo single, Nothing Matters Anymore. The details on how you can download it will go up here on Friday morning.
Well it's been a busy time over the last few months. As well as recording my music I've also filmed a video which will be on general release from the 19th too. If you haven't seen the trailer, head on over to the video page and take a look.
12 March 2017
Things are moving fast now
Most of the mixing is done, and we should have a release date confirmed shortly for my first single.
Meanwhile, I'm really exciting to be going to a photoshoot this weekend in London. So keep your eyes peeled for some more photography.
12 December 2016
As Christmas approaches
I'm sure everyone is very busy.
The end seems to be in sight for bringing the first of my new releases to fruition. One more recording session just after Christmas, then early in the new year we're going to be spending time in the studio mixing them. That is a wonderful job and I can't wait!
In and around all of this you can catch me either at the Plasterers on 15 December OR at the Albatros at Wells-Next-The-Sea on 30 December.
There seems to be a theme running through these gigs. It's good food and good beer!!!! I can highly recommend the ales and Pizza at the Plasterers, and the local beers and home cooked Dutch food at the Albatros.
28 July 2016
Suddenly moving forward
It has been a very productive week regarding plans for my music and recording. Lots to look forward to.
In the short term, here are some gigs to look forward to-
Sat 30th July at Gorleston Clifftop Festival, 2pm
Sun 31st July at The Tudor Rose in Lowestoft, 6pm
Sat 6th Aug at Whitenoise Festival, 8pm
Sun 7th Aug at Gonzos Tea Room in Norwich, 6pm
1 February 2016
Studio here I come
Heading into the studio again next week to lay down some more vocals. Next step will then be adding the bass and drums.