A Calderdale singer-songwriter has just completed a mammoth 12-month tour with top trance DJ, Armin van Buuren.
Richard Bedford, who has worked in trance music for the last ten years, toured with the top DJ on his tour - Armin Only Intense.
The tour hosted half a million guests - shows were held in some of the most iconic venues in the world, in front of audiences of more than 30,000 people.
Richard, 42, first met Armin Van Buuren at a music festival in 2005.
“He was the DJ everyone looked up to and he has been a big influence for everyone in the industry,” Richard said.
“The tour was an amazing experience and a testament to the quality of the local music scene where I started my career playing in local bands.
“To play in front of so many people was mind-blowing and surreal. It was a massive adrenaline rush.
“The tour was something I never expected to do, I’d done shows on my own but it was really nice to work with a team of people.”
Richard, who lives in Copley, now plans to release his own album in summer 2015 and hopes to build on the success of Armin Only Intense.