Richard Andrew Laviolette (born August 22, 1982) is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Guelph, Ontario. Exclaim! has described Laviolette as an "old soul", with a voice that "can swing from a delicate whisper to a guttural bark in the same breath". The Record in Kitchener has said Laviolette is on "the cutting edge of the local scene", along with James Gordon's son Geordie Gordon. He has released material under a variety of band names, including Mary Carl, Richard Laviolette and His Black Lungs, Richard Laviolette and the Oil Spills, Richard Laviolette and the Hollow Hooves and "Richard Laviolette and the Glitter Bombs".