R!CHES is the new project from award-winning artist and producer Richard Navarro and co-writer/performer Nicholas Thurston.
Navarro’s live shows are renowned for spectacular feats of vocal and instrumental virtuosity and improvisation. Previous collaborations include the ‘Let Go Light’ UK tour with live visuals controlled by wireless shoes, the ‘Firewatching’ UK and Ireland tour with choirs and brass bands, and with The Luminants featuring extraordinary magic lantern displays.
Navarro composed and produced the music for Lemn Sissay’s critically-acclaimed ‘Warrior Poets’ and is curator of the poetry stage at the prestigious In the Woods Festival.
Navarro and Thurston have themselves performed at many UK festivals including Latitude and Greenbelt, and toured as support for Joan Armatrading.
Many of these performances and projects have included young and marginalised people in composing and performing new music.
R!CHES make joyful and euphoric songs inspired by these experiences of hardship and hope.