Richard Alexander Davis

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Classically trained singer & songwriter Richard is the cousin of the late reggae star Sugar Minott…

His first taste of success was as a winner of Melody Maker’s ‘Battle Of The Bands’ & then on an ITV music competition with his band Mixed Breed. During the early 1980’s he worked with talented US musicians playing funk & soul standards of the time, on the busy club circuit. By the 1990’s Richard was signed to Hysteria Records as a solo artist & scored huge dance chart hits with ‘Dont Stop Believing’ & ‘Party On’. In 1995 Spice Girls’ producers Absolute produced the song ‘Deep Inside’ which also became a sizeable hit for him.

Richard has also worked with the likes of Eddy Grant, The Nightcrawlers, Tears For Fears & Omar but his love of that classic old skool sound has remained in tact throughout his career. This can be best heard on his 2008 self-titled album & his follow-up a year later in the shape of ‘Lovin’ You Direct’. Even more recently Richard has featured on the highly acclaimed Soul Unsigned compilation series.

We’re glad he joined us on that Saturday evening in 2011 on the Main Stage of our 5th Summer Soulstice, a true gentleman & yet another quality addition to our Hall Of Fame!

Richard continues to release tracks independently including this quality piece of British R&B from 2015…


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