ABOUT

Fender endorsed Guitarist, Richard Pryor is spreading the Blues Rock Gospel.
Let’s see what he’s been up to:
  • He’s been playing guitar for 35 years
  • He has two live gigging bands namely PEBBLEMAN and BOULEVARD BLUES
    who play original music and blues rock covers
  • He has nearly 3000 live gigs tucked firmly under his belt.
    Click here to see where Richard has been playing over the years   PAST GIGS
  • Richard is also a Guitar Teacher and has has been Teaching Guitar for 25 years
  • Richard studied music at UCT and did a 3 year Performance Diploma at the College of Music
  • Richard is the founder of the monthly BLUES MEETS ROCK concerts
    & has been running them at various venues for the last 6 years
  •  He has also been running some of the biggest Blues Rock festivals in SA namely
    the TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES FEST & the BIG BLUES MEETS ROCK FEST
  • Richard is also a prolific songwriter and has recorded & produced 7 studio albums and 2 live albums
  • Richard is also a session guitarist and can be heard on numerous albums and productions
  • Richard is proudly endorsed by

           

GUITAR TUITION

You’ll Learn how to play Guitar from someone who has been a Professional Musician & Guitar teacher for over 25yrs
Richard Teaches beginners to advanced, Young to old, Hobbyists to Professionals
You’ll Get one on one lessons tailored to suit you with expert advice on all aspects of Guitar Playing
Lessons are generally 45 mins long, same time once a week.
Although different times, Frequency of lessons and Power Hour lessons can be arranged.
Lessons take place in Tokai / Kirstenhof area Cape Town

Let’s see what Richard covers

  •     Richard teaches Many different styles but Specializes in Rock and Blues.
  •     All the basics including scales, Triad Shapes, Chords, Arppeggios & learning songs etc.
  •     Learn to play many Different types of Blues Progressions and how to really solo over them.
  •     Learn to solo over chord progressions properly & to play beyond just the pentatonics.
  •     Learn how to Improvise in any key and how to use the right scales & notes at the right time.
  •     Unlock the mysteries of the fretboard. No more ‘sea of notes’ when you look at the Frets.
  •     Learn how to really use the modes in the real world and apply them to your playing.
  •     Learn how to bend, vibrato, slide, rake and embellish each note properly
  •     Learn to use Harmonic minor, Spanish Phrygian & many other Altered scales Properly.
  •     Music Theory and applying it practically to help understand & improve what you are playing.
  •     Richard can help you with Chord Construction & guide you to write better Songs
  •     Learn Target note soloing, Triad & Chordal improv. Break out of the scale & outline chords
  •     Learn to improve your Right Hand Technique & Rhythmic Ability.
  •     Learn Technical guitar exercises speed,  alternate, economy & sweep picking.
  •     Learn to play over many different Time signatures including altered time signatures
  •     Learn ‘right and left hand’ muting techniques plus two handed tapping exercises
  •     Get expert advice & tips on playing live from someone who has been on stage for many yrs
  •     Get advice on gear in general and how to get great tone out of your instrument.
  •     Getting  the Tone, Sound and Feel in your head out of your guitar and amp
  •     Plus a whole bunch of other stuff you never needed to know …… UNTIL NOW!!!

Richard provides all the material and Backing Tracks need for the lessons.
These backtracks are an invaluable tool for teaching especially improvisation.
All students bring a flashdrive to lessons for these backtracks
and for Richard to directly record his guitar onto for later reference.
This gives the student a chance to work through with the backings and exercises
at home on their own computer in their own time.
Richard also allows the student to film him playing specific exercises in the lesson.
There is great scope for learning Guitar here & Having a good time while doing it aswell.

Checkout the Videos below to see Richard Live in Action

 

VIDEOS

 

PHOTOS

 

Richard ‘s Bands


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Richard’s Albums

Call of Fate by Pebbleman
Available here  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/pebbleman1

Life inside a Dream by Pebbleman
Available here:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/pebbleman

The Red Stone Album by Richard Pryor

The Book by Richard Pryor

The Lost Pebbles by Richard Pryor

About Time by Boulevard Blues

Live and Direct  by Boulevard Blues

Railhouse Tracks by Boulevard Blues

 

 

Past Gigs, Festivals & Launches

 

Festivals and Rallies

Back Of The Mountain Festival, Somerset West
Barleycorn Music Club, Maynardville Festival, 2003, 2010, 2012
Big Blues Festival Kleinmond 2010, 2011, 2012
Blanc & Blues Festival 2007, 2008, 2009
Big BLUES meets ROCK Festival Hillcrest 2015 and 2016
Blues & Brews Festival D’Aria
Big Rivers Festival Dordrecht Netherlands
Bloemendal Wine Estate season of Savignon Festival 2006
Blues Fever Festival
Buffalo Bike Rally Mossel Bay 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017
Caledon Beer Festival
Champagne & Oyster Festival 2006, 2007 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016
Christmas in July Tulbagh 2014
Community Chest Carnival, Maynardville.
Constantia Waldorf Annual Fair 2017
Delvera Wine Festival, 2004 and 2005
Die PlaasFees 2010
Durban International Blues Festival, Sun Coast Casino
Durban International Blues Festival, Zacks 2011, 2012, 2014
Durbanville Beerfest Hillcrest Quarry 2012
Durbanville Beerfest D’Aria 2011
Eindhoven Blues festival, Eindhoven Netherlands
Elgin Valley Blues Wine Fair
First JamRock Festival, Ladismith 2004
First Rocktober Festival, Ladismith, 2005
Franschoek Festival, 2005
GetLaid Festival Ostrich Farm N7 2011
Go Green Festival, CTICC, 2007.
Greyton Rocks Festival 2010
Grahamstown Festival Std Bank Jazz 2015
Harley Davidson International. Rally, Colesburg, 2006 and 2007
Harley Davidson International. Rally, Graaff Reinet, 2007
Harley Davidson Rally Graaf Reinet 2014
Harley 2 Passes Rally Wildernis 2015
Hermanus Whale Festival, Fisherman’s Tavern, from 2000 to 2005
Hermanus Whale Festival, Gecko Bar, 2006
Hermanus Whale Festival, High School Marquee, 2006
Hermanus Whale Festival, Street Concert, 2003
Hermanus Whale Festival, Town Centre Marquee, 2007
Helderberg Wine Festival Zandberg Farm
Hoodlums Bike Club Birthday party
Jazz on the Rocks Music Fest  Paternoster 2016
Karoo Buurman Fees Simonsvlei 2017

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts , 2004 and 2005.
Kirstenbosch Winter Sessions, Silver Tree Restaurnt, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
KKNK Festival Oudtshoorn 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006
Krabbenfoor Festival, Bergen op Zoom Netherlands
Klein Libertas, Beyerskloof Music Marathon, Stellenbosch ’07
Levi’s Vintage Sundays, Gren Dolphin, V&A, 2005
Louis B’s, Arabella Sheraton Hotel, Cape Town.
Loskop Dam Blues and Rock festival
Mesklip Springbok Halfmens Rockfees 2007
Marimba’s, 48 Hour Blues Festival, 2004
Maynardville Community Chest Carnival Annually
Milnerton Carnival 2004 and 2005
Mykonos RCYC, Regatta, 1999 to 2001
Mykonos Tri-Athlon, 2005
Oppikoppie ‘The Way of The Dassie’ Festival, 2007
Paulana Brauhaus Music Festival 2008
Paarl WingerdFees 2005
Robertson Rocks Festival 2005 and 2006
Riebeeck West Olive Festival
Rocking The Daisies Festival, Darling, 2007
Rocking the Rhino 2012 Hillcrest
Rocktober Fest Durbanville 2016
SAA Sushine Golf Tour, Pearl Valley Golf Estate, 2007
Shoot the Moon Nelspruit Festival 2012
Up The Creek from 2003, 2004, 2005 2006 2007 to 2010
Simonsvlei Winter Concert, Paarl, 2005
Splashy Fen 2011
Table Mountain Blues Summit, From 2006 until 2015
The Riverside Festival – Franschoek
The Tulip Times Music Festival Dordrecht The Netherlands
The TP Bike Rally Malgas 2012
The TP Bike Rally Wildernis 2014
The Deep South Blues Fest 2016 & 2017
Wacky Wine Festival 2004
Wingerdstok, Theewaterskloof, 2003
Wine Makers Guild Festival
Loskopdam Music Festival
White Shark Festival 2008 Gaansbaai
Yacht Club Kamperland Open Air Concert, Kamperland Netherlands

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RESIDENT and ONE OFF GIGS

Acoustic Café, Muizenberg
Albertinia Hotel
Alphen 5 Rooms Restaurant Constantia
Al’s Easy Diner – Knysna
Alliance Française du Cap
Alma Cafe Observatory
Armchair Theatre, Observatory
Barcelona’s Pretoria
Barleycorn Music Club
Barn Celos, Melkbos Strand
Bertie’s Moorings, Gordons Bay
Best Ugly Cocktail Lounge
Belair, Breda
Birdwatchers, Muizenberg
Bloemendal monthly Curry, Cab and Blues Concerts
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Blow Hole, Southern Right Hotel, Glencairn
Blue Chilli, Plettenberg Bay
Blue Moon Nelspruit
Bohemia, Stellenbosch
Botrivier Hotel
Brass Bell Kalk Bay
Buckleys, Table View
Cafe Roux Noordhoek
Cafe Roux Cape Town
Caledon Hotel Casino and spa
Cape Farmhouse, Scarborough
Carlucci’s Durbanville
Casa Do Mar, Table View
Casterbridge Barnyard
Che’s Latino Café & Havana Lounge, Brackenfell
Club Mykonos Terrace
Coco’s Hermanus
Conradie Hospital Open Day
Cool Runnings, Observatory
Cubana – Hermanus
Diamonds and Pearls, Observatory, Cape Town
De Witte Hemel Geertruidenberg
Design For Living Marquee
Desperado’s Extreme Bar, Melkbos Farm
Die Boer, Durbanville.
Die Hoenderhok
Die Meul – Philidelphia… Electric Blues
Die Plaasteater
DorpStreet Theatre, Stellenbosch
Durbanville Soccer Club
Durbanville Golfclub
Ferrymans Tavern V&A Waterfront
Firlands, Gordons Bay
Fisherman’s Tavern Hermanus
Flaming Fox, Parklands
Flashbacks, Plettenberg Bay
Fogey’s Restaurant, Muizenberg
Gasoline Creek White River
Gouden Leeuw, Dongen
Gecko Bar, Hermanus
Green Dolphin, Levi Vintage Sundays, V & A Waterfront
Guzzlers, Durbanville
Guzzlers, Milnerton
Guzzlers, Table View
Habonim Youth Camp, Onrus
Harley Davidson Club Cape Town City Centre
Hermanus Forest Theatre 2017
Hidden Cellar, Stellenbosch
Hillcrest Quarry Durbanville
Hoenderhok Theatre, Langverwacht Farm.
Ikhaya Backpackers, Stellenbosch
Independent Armchair Theatre, Observatory
Insomnia, Brackenfell
Just Wine, Montague Gardens
Jazz at the Nassau End of Year gig 2009, 2011,2012
Kaktus, Langebaan
Kalk Bay Packpackers
Keg and Klipper, Table View
Keg and Swan, Oakdale
Killarney Hotel, Table View
Kirstenbosch, Silvertree Restaurant
Klein Libertas, Stellenbosch
Kunskafee, Durbanville
La Med, Clifton
Lily Rose Mcnaughton’s in Somerset west
Lemon and Lime, Tygervalley
Marimba Restaurant, Cape Town International Convention Centre
Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville.
Mercury Live Cape Town
Metropolitan Golfclub
Midnight Blues, Oakdale
Midnite Groove, Loop St, CT
Misverstand Resort
Monkey Valley, Noordhoek
Muratie Wine Farm, Paarl
Mykonos Terrace, Langebaan
Nameless Pub, Somerset West
Opened for Prime Circle 2014 and 2017 Hillcrest Quarry
Opened for Springbok Nude Girls Hillcrest Quarry 2016
Opened for Van Coke Kartel  Hillcrest Wine Estate 2015
Oud Brabant, Oosterhout in The Netherlands
O’zario’s, Oakdale.
Oude Libertas Amphitheatre – Stellenbosch 2004, 2009
Pampoenkraal, Durbanville
Paulaner Brauhaus, V&A, Cape Town
Perigators Perescope Theatre Pringle Bay
Pizza Tavern, Table View
Quay 4 V&A Waterfront
Radisson Hotel in Granger Bay
Rhapsody’s Tyger Valley
Riebeeck Kasteel Barn Blues
Rock Art Café, Oudtshoorn
Rocktober Fest 2016
Rondebosch Golfclub
Ronnie’s Sex Shop, Barrydale
Simonsvlei Winter Concert, Stellenbosch
Simonstown Country Club
Sirocco’s, Gordons Bay
Spier Wine Estate Auditorium
Springbok Blues and Sports Pub Somerset West
Saronsberg Theatre Tulbagh
Stonehurst Mountain Estate Lifestyle Centre
The 1876 Sports Bar
The Bluestown Sessions
Tans Cafe Joburg
The Corner Bar, Durbanville
The Edge, Parklands
The Catch, Breda The Netherlands
The Lord Nelson Inn, Simonstown
The Sharks Supporters Club
Tin Roof Blues Bar, Knysna
V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre
Villa Pascal , Durbanville
V Macs Durban
Vredenheim Wine Farm
Vercelli’s, Wellington
Weldon Kaya, Plettenberg Bay
Wolvendrift Wine Cellar – Robertson
Wild Turkey Foundation, Melkbos Strand
Zula Lounge, Long Street, C.T.

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LAUNCHES and CORPORATE GIGS

‘Die Boer’ CD launch of ‘Live and Direct’ September, 2006
Railhouse Tracks CD and DVD launch Fogeys Railway House
Autotech Truck & Coach, Opening, Tsumeb, Namibia June, 2007.
Bells Golf Academy, Oakdale, Bellville.
Combustion Technology, Year End Function, Spier Wine Est. Dec 2007 until 2016
Corporate End Year Dunes, Hout Bay
Festo Private Corporate – Pinelands 2007 2009
Fairstep Print Company, River Club
Fiser Christmas Party, Pinelands Bowling Club 2006
Gasoline Creek Motorcycles Launch, White River
Heavy Decor Sponsor Gig, The old cinema, Geertruidenberg Netherlands
High on Blues CD launch, High Street Theatre
Metropolitan Life, Lord Charles Somerset Hotel
Metropolitan, Oude Paarl
Opening of renovated Gekko Bar, Hermanus
Out of the Blue Clothing Co. Launch
Sandoz SA Conference, Simon’s Restaurant, Groot Constantia 2007
Sanlam Department Dinner, Kunskafee, Durbanville
Standard Bank, Grand West Casino, Opening of Hanover Street
Tassenberg Stal CD launch, Stellenbosch
Vercelli’s First Anniversary Festival, Wellington
Wingerdstok CD launch, High Street Theatre
Worcester Lions – (KWV House of Brandy, Church Street)
Weddings, Birthdays and Private Parties

 

Contact Richard

For Guitar Tuition, Gig Info or any other information, feel free to get in touch!