Stepping out solo from Ghosts & Highwaymen at local open mic nights early in 2010. Rik was persuaded by a friend to play opening act for Cruel Folk when they played at Jags in Ascot. Following a short trip in the north Rik returned to Jags to play support for Pressgang and a liking for solo shows bloomed. The story telling from the days of Ghosts and Highwaymen is still there now honed with the stage craft gained on stages both large and small with Knight & Tuffery and RyeWolf.
Rik moved from Berkshire to Devon in 2015.