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Richard Sadler

Works as musician, composer and sound engineer.  Plays all genres of music - jazz, pop, blues (even country!) In studio and onstage as session musician (eg Ray Davies (Kinks), Paul Weller, Tom Jones).  Has played at major festivals in the UK (Glastonbury, The Big Chill, London Jazz Festival etc)  Has played in major venues in UK from Queen Elizabeth Hall to Ronnie Scott's, etc Played at jazz clubs and festivals in USA (Rochester), Canada (Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto), Australia (Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne) , New Zealand (Auckland, Queenstown) Thailand, most of Europe (not all tho!!)... TV - Later With Jools Holland, RTE Eire Radio - sessions for BBC Radio 3 and 6 (Jazz Line Up and Tom Robinson) Tiny bit of teaching (one week a year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama summer school!)


BBC Jazz Award 2007


”The playing from Richard Sadler (Double Bass)... demands every nerve in your body to move with their rhythm, at times echoing the Bristol-flavour of Roni Size Reprazent or the double bass assisted styling of live drum and bass group, Red Snapper.” the bristol metro

”...a creative, abrasive blast of fatback drums, rubbery bass and thick, pounding ivory...” the scotsman, edinburgh.

”...this is not just a pianist with backing; it is an integrated band with Cowley melding seamlessly with the bass of Richard Sadler and the dynamic drumming of Evan Jenkins. Nowhere was this better illustrated than in the opening number, How Do We Catch Up, built around Sadler's strong riff line, which is the fulcrum of the piece...” eastern daily press, norwich

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Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic



Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Guildhall School of Music & Drama Summer School (2000 - present)



Requiem For The...

Self Produced



Cheesepeas Records


Requiem For The Faithful

From: Requiem For The Faithful
By Richard Sadler


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