Richard Watson

Welcome!

About Me

Hello and welcome to my website. Here you will find some of my recent travel stories, various videos I have produced or been involved in the making of, as well as some of my musical endeavors. Please let me know what you think by contacting me even if just to say hi, and I will get back to you ASAP. I hope you enjoy my site and please stop back again sometime.

Richard Watson.

Latest Video - Never Give Up

My third entry to the Great Crusade Competition.



The Wallabies are Ready

My third entry to the Great Crusade Competition.



Latest Video - The Wallabies (Larger Than Life)

My first entry to the Great Crusade Competition.



The Magic Water Tour in Lima (Peru)

An incredible water fountain park featuring a water fountain laser, light and video screen. We really enjoyed our night out here and recommend it to anyone visiting Lima.



Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina

This was one of our favourite day trips on the recent trip to South America. We actually had the chance to walk on the glacier itself as well as watch the ice calving from the popular viewing platform.



Accordion

Music

I began playing piano in primary school and then started playing the cello in High School. At college I learnt guitar although am not brilliant at it. After many years in the music scene playing cello, piano and guitar in various orchestras, jazz duos and bands, I took the leap into the wonderful realm of accordion. I am now playing in Perth world music band Zigatango which plays a variety of fiery Gypsy and Argentinean tango pieces, as well as occasionally indulging in the more folky repertoire and occasional 70's rock covers.

Zigatango plays at various festivals around Perth and has also recently toured through Tasmania (2009) where we played at Cygnet and Tamar Valley folk festivals. If you would like to listen to our music, are chasing a CD or would like to book Zigatango for a gig, you can visit our website at www.zigatango.com. I also have a number of other samples of my musical composition in various styles from classical to drum and bass. I hope you enjoy listening to my tunes, and if you have a moment, be sure to check out our www.zigatango.com website.

Video

Video Projects

Never being allowed to touch my parents video camera I developed a desire to get my hands on a video camera. Finally in about 2003 I managed to afford one and since then I have filmed hundreds of hours of footage putting together music videos, travel videos and a couple of documentaries. I have also entered several videos in competitions and put some of the more quirky examples of my work on YouTube. Thankyou to all those people who have helped me out with these videos in the past and to those who have invited me to be part of their projects. It is never a dull day when you are mucking around with filming gear. Richard's Travels

Be sure to check out my page of videos... some good, some terrible, some damn right weird (but hopefully entertaining for you). If you have an idea for something else I am always looking forward to the next project so send me an email now!

Travel Stories

Recently I have travelled through parts of Malaysia, Thailand, Lao, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, UK, Holland, and Ireland with friends for over 2 and a half months. We have also recently toured in Tasmania, and spent a few weeks hiking and travelling around this beautiful state in Australia.

I have set up a Google Earth Overlay of my travels which you can get to on my travel page, aswell as a day by day travel blog of our Asia Europ adventures. And one last thing... if you come to Australia, make sure that you are Drop Bear Aware!

About

You have found Richard Watson's website... full of pics, vids, stories and other random stuff. I am originally from Albany in Western Australia however have lived in Perth for the last 8 years. I am keen to hear from anyone with similar interests, projects or thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the site as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.

Cheers

Rich

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