ALL ARTIST INFO IS PULLED FROM PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA.
IF YOU REPRESENT THIS ARTIST AND WOULD LIKE TO VERIFY YOUR PAGE OR UPDATE THE INFO, Click Here

Richard Ashcroft

English singer-songwriter

Richard Ashcroft

English singer-songwriter
ALL ARTIST INFO IS PULLED FROM PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA.
IF YOU REPRESENT THIS ARTIST AND WOULD LIKE TO VERIFY YOUR PAGE OR UPDATE THE INFO, Click Here
birthday
11th
September, 1971
Birth Place
Wigan, Lancashire, England
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

Richard Paul Ashcroft (born 11 September 1971) is an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band the Verve from their formation in 1990 until their original split in 1999. Songs he wrote for the band include “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, “Lucky Man”, and the UK number one “The Drugs Don’t Work”. He became a successful solo artist, releasing three UK top three solo albums. The Verve reformed in 2007 but again broke up by summer 2009. Ashcroft then founded a new band, RPA & The United Nations of Sound, and released a new album on 19 July 2010. Ashcroft released his fourth solo album, These People, on 20 May 2016.
In May 2019, Ashcroft received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.Chris Martin of Coldplay has described Ashcroft as “the best singer in the world”.

instruments played
bass
drums
Guitar
keyboards
Vocals
Associated Acts

Confessional Lights The Verve RPA & The United Nations of Sound U.N.K.L.E. DJ Shadow Liam Gallagher No I.D. The Chemical Brothers Pino Palladino Coldplay

Birth Name

Richard Paul Ashcroft

Genres

Alternative rock shoegazing dream pop Britpop space rock neo-psychedelia

Labels

Righteous Phonographic Association Cooking Vinyl Parlophone Hut Virgin

Occupations

Singer songwriter composer multi-instrumentalist

Years Active

1990 present

Name

Richard Ashcroft

Nationality

United Kingdom

Upcoming NOCAP SHOWS