Rich put together his band Rich and the Poor Boys in March 2023, having met Denny, Andrew and Jason through the Tasman Bay Blues Club where they performed at the Club's monthly Blues Jam Nights.

The Poor Boys are all dedicated, talented Blues musicians who have been playing around the Nelson/Tasman region in various bands for many years.

Rich is a founding member of Jukejoint with whom he continues to play, but he was keen to form a smaller Blues band which was harmonica-led, playing more in the Chicago Blues style of Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, and Junior Wells, as well as incorporating some original material.