Richard Byford has had a dream for many years of writing, producing and performing in his own one man show. He performs stories from his travels, highlighted with original songs, in this intimate and very personal look inside a life well lived - a life inspired by “The Heart of a Gypsy Troubadour”.
With candor, wit, humility, and grace, Richard Byford reveals the power of 'writing what you know,' and this brilliant performer does just that, making his mark, and leaving his legacy.Filled with poems and ballads that will enrich all who are privileged to hear them.
Bonnie Priever, LA Examiner
Charming and personable, Byford establishes a warm rapport with the audience, cracking jokes, adlibbing, and asking questions. His playful and animated attitude keep the production rolling along, and his expressive face and body language clearly define characters who might have populated his journey. Mary Mallory, Tolucan Times (LA)
"Richard takes his audience on journey through a lifetime that many of us only dream about. I give it a perfect 4 out of Fordyce." Jim Fordyce, Coachella Valley Talk Radio
The Heart of a Gypsy Troubadour was chosen by the 6th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival in New York
and Richard performed his show on Sunday, October 11th at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York.
"It was a real pleasure to see Richard's show after working with him for many years. I learnt a lot about him I did not know and his ability to take everyday events and turn them into magical stories and songs was remarkable.
A Gypsy Troubador is a true description of him and it is very sad that such an art is disappearing. We need more like Richard to keep this fine art going"
David King, Entertainment Visa Consultant NYC
"Richard Byford takes you on a magical musical journey of original songs, storytelling, laughter, sadness and second chances as he reinvents life through the eyes of a Troubadour. The Heart of a Gypsy Troubadour is a must see!"
Marie Gabrielle - guitarist, singer/songwriter
A very big thank you to all my sponsors
The Heart of a Gypsy Troubadour tour is made possible by generous sponsorships from:
Dr. Evar Nering; Ken Aubuchon; Brian Ingelson; Larry Bitonti Owner of Hair of the Dog; Randy Myers owner of Operation Web; Gil Abrams; Lyle Pierceall; Jimmy & Dr. Dee Ogden; Grady Price; Richard Vicenzi; Deborah Johnson of DJWorksMusic.com; Justin Blake of California Desert Regional Theatre.
To become a sponsor of The Heart of a Gypsy Troubadour please contact us at 760-320-9054 or firstname.lastname@example.org