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ichard Musgrave

Golgotha's second drummer

Richard Musgrave Golgotha’s second drummer, Richard Musgrave is an instrumentalist, singer, writer, poet and painter.

He has witten and performed with such diverse acts as The Godfathers, Marillion, Eurythmics, Crowded House, Quireboys, Ruby Turner, Godfathers & Wilko Johnson amongst others.

Richard began playing drums in the early 80’s with a variety of Progressive/Rock Bands such as Golgotha (this one) and Presence (not that one).

From 1986 to 1989 Richard played drums for The Weather Box, a Stafford based band formed out of the wreckage of Golgotha’s ‘Pop’ contemporaries, Tora Tora - "Of all those early bands - the bands I played drums for - The Weather Box was easily my favourite, the most ‘me’ and the one I’m proudest of" he says.

More influenced by Jazz and Pop than Rock his favourite drummers were (and still are) Tony Williams and Paul Hester but unimpressed by both the writing and performing skills of some of front-persons he had to sit behind night after night he ventured out from behind the drums to sing and play guitar in the late 1980’s.

He began writing "seriously" in 1990 with formation of The Bewlay Brothers ("The most fun you can have with two guitars with your clothes on" – Time Out) with his old friend from The Quireboys, Tim 'Bewlay' Wardle. Based now in London, The Bewlay Brothers recorded one album ("All Good Things"), made a variety of radio appearances and played regularly at The Mean Fiddler and Weavers venues.

Of that time Richard comments "Working closely in partnership with Tim reinforced my belief that co-operation, real close communication with another writer can produce something far more interesting than either one individual could have managed alone - unless of course one is a genius which I am not".

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