"Thank you again...My father danced more that night than I have ever seen him dance in my life!"
Charlotte & John; happy bride & groom
"We were delighted by the bands versatility and were impressed by the way you tailored your performance to suit the mood of the occasion - it fitted our theme perfectly."
The National Trust
"We will have to go some to beat this magical evening where your incredible talents played such an integral part"
Ashford Haig Associates
"The party went most successfully and your part in this was very much appreciated. We would hope to be able to engage your services again in the future."
The Deputy Personal Assistant to HRH The Prince Of Wales
Richard Pite is a professional musician who also runs The Jazz Repertory Company and The Party Jazz Agency as well as being Director of Music for Boisdale PLC. Richard Pite's drum heroes range from Buddy Rich to Gene Krupa and from Ringo Starr to Charlie Watts. For many years he specialised in 1920s music & the drum techniques and visual tricks of the era's jazz drummers.
Music Director - Boisdale: Director of Music for Boisdale Restaurants PLC booking live bands 7 days a week across three central London venues.
Music Director - Party Jazz Agency: Founder of this long established live music agency (started in 1987) which specialises in jazz, blues, soul and funk music programming for corporate, private and public clients, parties, functions, product launches, corporate events, weddings, TV, film and radio events.
Music Director - Jazz Repertory Company: Founder and co-owner of the UK's premier producer of authentic live recreations of the greatest music in jazz history. Over the last twenty years The Jazz Repertory Company has been presenting a wide variety of shows featuring the UK's finest jazz musicians including four sell out shows at London's Cadogan Hall in the last year including: 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes, Louis and The Duke in London 1932-1933, and Benny Goodman Orchestra's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert.
Bandleader and freelance musician - Professional Musician: Full time musician playing drums (mainly) and also double bass and tuba/sousaphone. His speciality is jazz from the 1920s to the 1940s and he has performed regularly with Keith Nichols and The Blue Devils, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and for 10 years played with and managed The Rio Trio (1986-1996). He regularly performs on drums and bass at Boisdale Canary Wharf and Boisdale Belgravia as well as acting as bandleader and sideman in numerous jazz bands (mainly vintage and mainstream). His most recent musical projects include Soul Shadows (playing the music of Jazz Funk pioneers The Crusaders), Quiet Riot - a band dedicated to playing soul funk and pop with minimal amplification and London Omnibus - a trio performing jazz and popular music of the 20's and 30's alongside comedy and vaudeville routines.