Richard Alexander Ferdinands known professionally as Don Ferdinands (Paladin) is a singer, songwriter and self-taught multi-instrumentalist who produces, records and releases his music independently. Due to his father's work commitments, his family travelled extensively between what was then known as The Straits Settlements, The Malayan federation, British North Borneo and the Sultanate of Brunei until they returned to settle in Singapore where he grew up before coming to Perth, Western Australia.
Despite living with the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and related mental health issues like agoraphobia and dissociation, he channels his emotions into his song writing.
His music is available from major streaming services and local community stations also showcase his music regularly.
Interested Australian Community radio program presenters or station music coordinators can download his music from the AMRAP website. He is a member of APRA AMCOS and WAM and his music is licensed by PPCA.