About

I’m Rich Huxley. I’m thehuxcapacitor on twitter and I have what’s often referred to as a portfolio career. I get to do all sorts of interesting work, and will consider most all music related shenanigans.

Photo by Simon Wiffen

Musician:

Band member of (Hope and Social), and Gary Stewart Band. I’m primarily a guitarist though I’ve played piano, double bass, glockenspiel, Hammond organ, bass guitar, multifarious percussion, Fender Rhodes and even drums on countless records now.

I also write and produce music for film, and theatre… occasionally something I’ve made appears on the TellyBox.

New Music Industries:

Founder of the UK’s first fan funded/owned record label, and an advocate of working towards sustainable artistic careers, I speak and write about creative entrepreneurship, and about the new music industries. I’ve worked for Leeds, Lancaster and Liverpool Universities, for the UWCSEA in Singapore, at Leeds College of Music, for the Musicians Union, as well as at events such as UnConvention in Manchester, Live at Leeds’ UnConference and with the Dept. of Trade and Industry for Global Enterprise Week.

I write (here on my own blog) and elsewhere on the internet such as creativedeconstruction.com, had interviews with hypebot.com and I’m studying towards my MA in Music Industries at Birmingham City University.

Record Producer:

You can find me recording and producing records with and for awesome artists and labels such as Label Fandango/Fierce Panda, Sky Larkin (Wichita Recordings), Cry Baby Cry and Hunting Bears to name but a few. There a little bit more about how and where I work over here.

Education:

Founder of the Skipton based, “Libraries Change Lives Award” winning youth song-writing/events group “Rewind“, music mentor for The Amp Awards, and music-leader of community music project “Ukulele Junction”. Here’s two example of great education projects I’ve [coughs] orchestrated (no pun).

Skipton Rocks – a week long programme of intensive band development workshops.
A Band Anyone Can Join – enthusing 45 people from Grassington into joining our band for two months. It’s a lovely story.
Song In A Day – working with
Settle Girls Group to write a feminist anthem in a day.

I enjoy working with musicians of all ages. I’ve also got a full and clear DBS check, public liability insurance, and a car. Safe, and handy!

Get in touch:

If you want me to speak at your event, talk with your band, make a record, have me play on your record, or contact me about anything on here, then please do say hello on Twitter or if you prefer, contact me here.