Liam Rickard/ LSR/Worldwide Welshman is a singer-songwriter from Betws-Y-Coed, currently based in London. Inspired by all styles of music, especially, ethno/world/folk music, LSR has composed songs in several languages and entertained audiences across London, the UK and abroad.
The band, “Worldwide Welshman & Beyond” has many guises: the London group consists of Nicholas from Padova, Hugo from Paris, MJ from Welwyn Garden City, and Ben from and New York, and they regularly feature guest musicians from all over the world, such as Giusy from South Italy and Ana from Colombia. Each band member brings their own unique elements to the mix to create an exciting, new, international folk-rock sound.
LSR's first album “Worldwide Welshman Volume 1” is recorded partly at home in East London and North Wales, partly in a studio in North London, and partly on location (Balabam; Stradella; Robinialand; Oxford; Algiers) and features past and present members of the Worldwide Welshman collective, and collaborations with musicians he met in London, Oxford, Gent, Italy and Algeria.
It features original songs in English, Spanish & Chinese, and alternative versions of two popular Welsh folk songs. The first edition of the physical release also features the upcoming christmas singles “Song for September a.k.a It's Nearly Christmas” and “Christmas in Yiwu”.