Works as musician, composer and sound engineer. Plays all genres of music - jazz, pop, blues (even country!) In studio and onstage as session musician (eg Ray Davies (Kinks), Paul Weller, Tom Jones). Has played at major festivals in the UK (Glastonbury, The Big Chill, London Jazz Festival etc) Has played in major venues in UK from Queen Elizabeth Hall to Ronnie Scott's, etc Played at jazz clubs and festivals in USA (Rochester), Canada (Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto), Australia (Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne) , New Zealand (Auckland, Queenstown) Thailand, most of Europe (not all tho!!)..
The playing from Richard Sadler (Double Bass)... demands every nerve in
your body to move with their rhythm, at times echoing the Bristol-flavour
of Roni Size Reprazent or the double bass assisted styling of live drum
and bass group, Red Snapper. the bristol metro
...a creative, abrasive blast of fatback drums, rubbery bass and thick,
pounding ivory... the scotsman, edinburgh.
...this is not just a pianist with backing; it is an integrated band with
Cowley melding seamlessly with the bass of Richard Sadler and the
dynamic drumming of Evan Jenkins. Nowhere was this better illustrated
than in the opening number, How Do We Catch Up, built around Sadler's
strong riff line, which is the fulcrum of the piece... eastern daily press,
Willing to teach
Guildhall School of Music & Drama Summer School (2000 - present)