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Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft

Background information
Birth name Richard Paul Ashcroft
Born September 11, 1971
Born place Billinge, Lancashire, England
Origin Wigan, Lancashire, England
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Space Rock
Years active 1990—present
Label(s) Virgin Records
Parlophone Records
Hut Records
Associated acts Coldplay
RPA & The United Nations of Sound
The Verve
DJ Shadow
The Chemical Brothers
Pino Palladino
Website Website

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Richard Paul Ashcroft (born 11 September 1971 in Billinge, Wigan, England) is an English singer-songwriter. He was the lead singer and occasional guitarist of rock band The Verve from their formation in 1990 until their split in 1999. After this, he became a successful solo artist in his own right, releasing three UK top three solo albums. The Verve reformed in 2007 but again broke up by summer 2009. Ashcroft has since founded a new group, RPA & The United Nations of Sound, and has announced plans through NME to release an album with that group on 19 July 2010.

Keys To The World (2006) Human Conditions (2002) Alone With Everybody (2000)

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Richard Ashcroft To Play London Gig Next Month (December 7)

November 25, 2010
Richard Ashcroft is set to play a one-off solo gig in London next month, it's been announced. The show, at the Union Chapel, will incorporate songs from the former Verve star's back-catalogue as well as his new material with the United Nations Of Sound.  Read more 

Richard Ashcroft, The Who, Debbie Harry For Killing Cancer Gig

November 12, 2010
The Who and Debbie Harry will both perform at a charity gig for Cancer Research, it’s been announced. The gig, dubbed Killing Cancer, will take place at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on January 13.  Read more 

Richard Ashcroft Flees Australian Concert After Just One Song

August 2, 2010
Richard Ashcroft abandoned an Australian concert over the weekend claiming that his voice had failed him and he was unable to perform. Ashcroft and his band, United Nations of Sound, were playing at the Splendour In The Grass festival, at the same time as Pixies and Empire Of The Sun.  Read more 

Richard Ashcroft: 'Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye Won't Eclipse Oasis'

July 21, 2010
Richard Ashcroft has said it is unlikely that Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye will eclipse his former band Oasis. In a recent interview, Gallagher claimed his new group had the potential to be bigger than the Manchester band.  Read more 

Richard Ashcroft To Release New Album In July

June 7, 2010
Richard Ashcroft will release his new album next month, it’s been announced. The record will be the first from Ashcroft’s new outfit, United Nations Of Sound, and will be self-titled.  Read more 

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