SongVault Artist Profile
Pop / Power Pop
Richard Snow is a 33-year-old singer-songwriter from Nottingham, UK who sings, plays guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion. His influences are The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Beatles and R.E.M. A former member of the new wave/post-punk band Enellen and a couple of other bands, Snow has also worked as a recording engineer. It was during this time that he learned how to make top-notch, professional-quality recordings, an experience that would later become indispensible in making his own albums. Having made two solo albums, he is now working on a third with his new band The Inlaws. Those fortunate enough to have heard Snow’s music are no doubt aware of his amazing gift for beautifully crafted, catchy power pop backed with multi-layered, Beach Boys-style harmonies.
Richard Snow was originally released in the UK in 2002 and was received warmly by the indie music press. One of the tracks, “Real”, was later included in the 2004 Brian and Dennis Wilson tribute CD Two Steps Forward. Snow’s second CD Tuesday Music was released in the UK in 2005 and received even higher praise than the debut CD.
In August 2007, Snow signed with US indie label SideBMusic to re-issue Richard Snow. Jerry Boyd, the label’s co-founder, had produced the Two Steps Forward CD, collaborating with graphic designer and SideBMusic co-founder Brian Battles. For the re-issue, Richard remastered the CD and even remixed the album’s closing track, “The Sweetest”. Battles created new artwork for the CD and Richard Snow was released in the US in November 2007.