Richard Digance is an evergreen performer who appeals to all ages, making him still one of Britain's top comedy and music attractions. He is a rare performer in that he is respected by fellow comedians for his original material and by musicians for being one of Britain's top acoustic guitarists. He has appeared to an audience of 8 in The Falklands, half a million at Knebworth Festival and done thousands of shows in between as well as finding 9 letter words on Countdown./>
He gained a BAFTA Nomination for TV Entertainer Of The Year in the late 1980s and in 2003 received the Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for his services to live music.
However, Richard Digance does not rest on his immense reputation. In the last two years he has broadened his appeal, firstly by proving to be one of Britain's most sought after cruise entertainers and secondly by returning to his musical roots through major festival appearances. His book Footynotes, written with Sky's Chris Kamara, reached the top 10 in WH Smith's best-sellers list in November 2008. This year sees the release of two books of rhyme and the completion of his new novel Greedy.
He has worked with a multitude of world-class artists; Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Steeleye Span, David Essex, Jim Davidson, Supertramp, Elkie Brooks and Tom Jones. His TV specials for ITV ran for a record 11 years and on these shows he played guitar with Brian May, Status Quo, The Moody Blues, Buffy St Marie, Juan Martin, Marc Cohn who wrote Walking in Memphis and Chris de Burgh.