BedHead consists of husband and wife team Stu and Hazel Richardson. The band was formed in January 2000 and since then they have performed over 3,500 shows.
Stu First picked up a guitar at the age of 14 when a friend of his father, legendary folk singer, Alistair MacDonald, played at their house. He also played the cello and was in the school orchestra. He trained as a tenor and performed in many Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas. His favourite is HMS Pinafore. He auditioned for the Doyle Carte opera company but didn’t want to move to London. He performed in rep for several theatre companies. Stu plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, cello, ukelele and harmonica. He is hopeless at playing the penny whistle. Stu has a Bsc (Hons) in biology and biochemistry. He once performed a show on the flight deck of a destroyer in the Falkland Islands to and audience of several hundred Ghurkas. He got very drunk with them and they presented him with a Kukhri.
An ex -choir girl, Hazel has been performing and singing in theatre productions for many years. She has won prizes for directing and producing plays. Hazel plays the piano (not the keyboards, she says) and help in creating BedHead’s backing tracks. She formed BedHead with Stu after he left his previous band. Hazel has a BA (Hons) in humanities and philosophy. Stu has never won an argument with her. Hazel suffers from M.E. But keeps fit and well by careful exercise and nutrition.
Stu knows he is bald…..you don’t need to tell him.
No. You can’t sing with us. The law requires acts performing in public to have public liability insurance, so it’s actually illegal to let you up to sing. Blame Gordon Brown!
Electricity and fluids don’t mix so please don’t come near the gear carrying drinks.
No. BedHead will never, ever appear on X factor. It’s a con.