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Tribute to industry stalwart, Richard Blamire

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:36

Richard Blamire

It is with great sadness that we pay tribute to Richard Blamire, husband, dad, friend and the owner of Cape Staging, who died tragically in a motorbike accident on 8 November.

Living in Bergvliet, Cape Town, Richard was well-known in the South African events industry having previously worked at Gearhouse, Sound Harmonics and was a close collaborator with Dream Sets. For Sean Hoey of Dream Sets, Richard was one of his best friends. They shared a keen interest in all things mechanical and a love for their craft and family. With an eye for detail and a creative flair, Richard was able to produce beautiful pieces for events, sometimes even furniture that you would only dream of having in your home. More importantly, he was just one of the people that made you feel like family.

It was at home though, where Richard was a pillar of strength. He was greatly loved by his two boys and his beautiful and talented wife, Lynne Poulsen Blamire. The walk has not been easy but Lynne, a pianist, singer, music composer, songwriter, programmer and arranger who studied music at the University of Cape Town, has been brave. She is outperforming already, strong for her boys, and loved by many people around her.

The SOS Charity fund was established a year ago to help in times like these. SOS will be giving three grocery vouchers, each to the value of R3 000 to Lynne over the next three months. We also ask that should you need a performer at an upcoming event, please consider Lynne; If you are in a position to assist Lynne and her children, kindly contact Sherryn Riley at or Lee Baird at