Richard Pleasance (ex Boom Crash Opera) has had great success outside of the band. His 1991 album Galleon featured the singles “Sarah (I Miss You)” and “Don’t Cry”. The album featured some of his closest friends in the music industry including Paul Hester and Deborah Conway. Galleon was critically acclaimed and went on to earn five nominations at the ARIA Awards. Pleasance then toured the album, as a support act for Elvis Costello.
Also at this time Richard co-produced and performed on the highly successful debut album for Deborah Conway String Of Pearls. Conway and Pleasance co-wrote a song on the album called “King Of Jordan”. As well as producing and co-writing with Conway, Pleasance has also produced, arranged, played and written with acts such as Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, Suzanne Vega, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Nick Barker, Seven Stories and Augie March. In 1996 Pleasance teamed up with singer/songwriter Wendy Morrison. They called themselves ‘Felt’ and released a self titled album on Gotham/BMG records.
One of his Richard Pleasance’s biggest successes came when he wrote and produced the theme from the popular Australian television series SeaChange. He also started a band, Pleasantville, which included his wife, Michelle, releasing their debut album Hill of Beans in 2004.