Richard Coughlan

Bio / CV

Following his studies Richard worked at the Royal National Theatre for the on-stage band in ‘One Man Two Guvnors’. This was followed by three years in the west end at the Adelphi and Haymarket theatres.
Since then Richard has been working as a busy freelancer, depping on theatre shows such as Jersey Boys and working as a studio musician. Recent work includes ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ for Tony nominated composer Grant Olding at the Old Vic, London.

Current gig/show(s)

Currently doing a new musical at the St James Theatre called ‘Exposure’.
Recently finished recording ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ for the Old Vic.

Notable musicians/bands/shows you have played for/with/in?

One Man Two Guvnors in the west end.
Dep on shows such as Jersey Boys.

Played Leeds and Reading festivals with Tim Minchin.

Which model Overwater bass do you play?

J5 fretted
J5 Fretless
P classic

Why do you choose to play Overwater basses?

Unmatchable build quality. Quality of materials and craftsmanship gives you a completely reliable and enjoyable instrument to play.

How long have you owned an Overwater bass?

Around 5 years now.