|Richard Blanshard joined Kim's band in 1983 as a saxophone and flute player and toured with the band for years all over Europe.|
Richard's current activities
Richard Blanshard's Current ActivitiesRichard also played with Dan Hartman and Elkie Brooks, and still plays live with the Indies, a band that is put together from people in the Film industry, raising money for Charity.
They made an album and have opened the Cannes Film Festival twice. They also played at the House of Blues in LA and the Avalon in LA.
He is now producing and directing documentaries and TV shows and has just finished a Feature Documentary recently showed in Cannes. It's a rock and roll movie about a ballet company, the New York City Ballet, going on the road to dance at the Kirov in St Petersburg. Kevin Kline has narrated the film and it will be released in Cinemas
Some of his other references are: The Krays, Judge Dredd, Mission Impossible, Equlibrium, Below. He's currently working on a movie with Anjelica Huston and Lauren Bacall.
In 1995 he directed and photographed a documentary series going from London to New York Overland crossing Siberia at the coldest time of the year.
When he played with Kim, Richard was also taking photos professionally on movies and he did shoot some of his best photographs of Kim.
Richard still occasionnally writes and records music for his film projects.
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Related linksThe Overland Challenge - London to New York on Bbc.co.uk