who is Liam Rickard?
Liam Rickard is a Welsh singer-songwriter & illustrator on a mission to save the world. This is proving rather difficult, so in the meantime he collaborates with a host of international musicians to entertain audiences around the world with his multilingual musings on modern life.
"Humour is an integral part of my artistic output, as is celebrating diversity of language & culture, and trying to do something different that challenges the mainstream but also appeals to a wide range of people."
Liam comes from from a rich musical heritage on both sides of the family – his father is a singer-songwriter from Lancashire and his maternal grandmother was a Russian-Jewish folk singer, herself the granddaughter of the famous cantor, Yankel Der Heizeriker Gottlieb.
Since completing his Bachelors in Architecture at the University of Nottingham, in addition to his artistic exploits as Worldwide Welshman, Liam has worked as an Architect Intern at SHiFt in New Delhi, volunteered with Servicio Internacional Britiancio in La Paz, and worked as a teaching assistant and special needs music teacher in London.
Liam has been regular participant of JMI's Ethno-World international folk music camps since 2016 when he discovered Ethno England in the Oxfordshire countryside. As part of this global network, Liam has performed in festivals throughout Europe, even venturing as far as Algeria.
Prior to the great lockdown of 2020, Liam worked as an IT hardware support assistant in University College London.
Liam is currently studying a masters in Green Building at the Centre For Alternative Technology.