Hard Rain: A Mixtape Cabaret

  • Richard Lam
  • Bob Dylan
  • Tim Baker
  • rickyslams
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  • Richard Lam
  • Genres:
    Electronic Rock, Folk, Spoken Word
  • Length:
    23 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2020
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Artist Biography

Richard Lam is a Toronto-based Actor, Writer, Musician, and Sound Designer. Originally from Vancouver, Richard obtained his B.A. in Political Science at UBC before training in the BFA in Acting program at the University of Alberta. Richard was a company member at Soulpepper Theatre for four years, where he trained at the Soulpepper Academy in a split actor/musician stream under Director of Music Mike Ross. At Soulpepper, he appeared in 15 stage productions and concerts, and joined the company on tours to the Charlottetown Festival and Off-Broadway in New York City. He has also worked for many other theatres across Canada, including the Citadel Theatre, Canadian Stage, Bat Hats Theatre, Coal Mine Theatre, Buddies In Bad Times, Talk Is Free Theatre, and Outside The March. In 2019, Richard wrote, performed, and composed music for his first original play, The Little Prince: Reimagined, and received Dora Award nominations for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance. He is the guitarist in the band James King and the Midnight Hours (@jk12hr), and recently released his own home-recorded pandemic EP Hard Rain: A Mixtape Cabaret.

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Artist Statement

This is an album, or maybe a cabaret, or maybe a sound collage, or maybe a guided meditation about being alone in your room, looking out a window at the rain. It has three songs on it, and is intended to be listened to as a single unbroken piece.

For best results, pour yourself a cup of something that helps you get through the night, sit by a window, and think about something you've lost that you can't get back before you press play.