Dan Richards - One Direction

About Dan Richards

Dan Richards is a guitarist, composer and teacher based in London. A graduate of the London College of Music with a Masters Degree in Popular Music Performance, Dan has over a decade of experience working in the music industry.As a session guitarist and composer, he has worked with up and coming artists David Milligan and Jamie Abbott, as well as serving as a bandleader and resident guitarist for Thompson Mediterranean Cruises.

Dan is currently working with UK Boy Band One Direction, having performed with them on their sell out 2011-2012 UK tour, at venues including the Liverpool Echo Arena, Birmingham NIA Arena and the Dublin O2. He has also appeared on various TV programs including X-factor, BBC Children In the Need and the Teen Awards. Dan also features on the B-side of the One Direction single ‘One Thing’ with an acoustic rendition of the title track.

When not on tour, Dan can be found working on his own solo projects, as well as teaching at various musical institutions. Dan endorses Taylor Guitars, Black Star Amps, D’Addario Strings and Planet Waves Cables.

I like to be able to drive an amp hard without the worry of it breaking up on me, the Artisan 100 head works perfectly and gives me great tone with tons of headroom. I use it in combination with my Blackstar HT-DUAL pedal, which allows me to get all the clean and distorted tones I could ever need!