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Richard is a modern musician and entertainer who has played at hundreds of wedding and special events, from intimate occasions with a handful of guests to the largest, most lavish of celebrations.

He adds a beautiful ambience to any occasion with his unrivalled & fabulous repertoire of piano interpretations of contemporary pop and rock music. With the ability to play by sheet music, Richard is understandably very much in demand on the wedding and events circuit. If you are looking to add an unsurpassed level of sophistication to your wedding or event, Richard provides the only music you should consider.

Richard is a versatile modern, multi-instrumentalist and entertainer from Evenwood, County Durham. Also placed highly on the national map. He began learning the piano and organ at the age of 9, and by the age of 12 was playing with high school ensembles, bands and in musical productions, alongside being a local church organist. In the future Richard intends to carry on musical studies in the piano and organ industry. Richard continued his interest by studying HND music at The College of Bishop Auckland, and University of Sunderland  specialising in Theory, The local music industry and creative research projects.  I have recently started ABRSM Grades. 

Today, Richard is an award winning, professional and in-demand Wedding and Events pianist. He can read music and perform the best pop music of the modern era, and from the last 50 years and beyond!




Richard Ellis Hawley 

Director of Music 

St Paul's Evenwood 


I have played in many different churches in County Durham and beyond