Richard Havers, after working twenty years in the airline business, found the opportunity to pursue his passion for music. And what a long, strange trip it’s been.
Havers began by writing radio ads, got into jingles, and before he knew it he was once again in a ‘proper’ job as the MD of an advertising and promotions agency – it wasn’t fun.
Back on his own he started working more for radio and somehow this led to music production, tours with the Beach Boys and a concert with Paul McCartney at St James’ Palace.
A chance conversation with Bill Wyman led Havers to collaborate with him on his Blues Odyssey TV series, which in turn led to writing the book that accompanied it; since then Havers has made a living from writing books.
A tour of India with the Beach Boys eventually led Havers to move to the Lammermuir Hills in the Scottish Borders (the two are somehow related!). To Havers it’s paradise and the perfect place to write – even if it takes a little longer to get to London than he would sometimes like.