Richard first played trombone at Bushey Grammer School in 1962. He soon ventured into the London jazz scene and played alongside Humphrey Lyttleton. Acker Bilk & Ken Colyer. His Street Band today plays with an infectious two-beat rhythm helped along by the inclusion of a sousaphone.

Line-up: Richard Leach (trombone); Kevin Grenfell (trumpet); Chris Pearce (reeds); Terry McGrath (bass & sousa); Ian Perry (banjo); Nick Ward (drums)