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14-05-2016 -- These People BBC Radio 2's album of the week

A track from These People was played every night on BBC Radio 2 on the 'After Midnight' show.

13-05-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft's title track, These People premiered

The title track from Richard's forthcoming album These People was premiered on Radio X on the Vernon Kay show during a 30 min interview.

5/6-05-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft appeared on Paris radio & TV

Richard appeared on Paris radio station RTL2 on 5 May and TV show 'C à vous, la suite' on 6 May.

01-05-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft playing Lucky Man to two kids

21-04-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft performed on BBC Radio 2

Richard performed a live acoustic session (joined by Damon Minchella and Steve Sidelnyk) on the Jo Whiley show - BBC Radio 2, to promote his forthcoming album These People. The interview began with a tribute to Prince, who's tragic death was announced ealier that day. Richard started his four song set with the first single from his forthcoming album, This Is How It Feels (which sounded amazing - listen below) and added some lyrics from Prince's 'Purple Rain' at the end as a tribute. He then went on to perform Hold On, the second single from his album, followed by Lucky Man. He finished with Bitter Sweet Symphony, using lyrics from Prince's 'Manic Monday' and '1999' for the first verse.

This Is How It Feels - Acoustic, BBC Radio 2

20-04-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft interview on BBC6 Music

Richard Ashcroft interview with Steve Lamacq on BBC6 Music 20-04-2016 Richard was interviewed by Steve Lamacq on BBC6 Music, and clips of four tracks from These People were aired. Two very short clips of They Don't Own Me and Ain't the Future So Bright and longer clips of Out Of My Body and Songs Of Experience.



18-04-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft Interview - The British Masters

Noisey's host, John Doran interviews Richard Ashcroft as part of the British Masters documentary series.

Hold On Mirwais RMX

15-04-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft's New single Hold On premiered

Hold On premiered on BBC Radio 2 and Radio X on 15 April. Available to download on iTunes.

29-02-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft interviewed on BBC6 Music

A 13 minute interview aired on the Steve Lamacq show on BBC6 Music followed by Richard's new single, This Is How It Feels.

26-02-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft article in NME

Richard Ashcroft nme article 2016

<--- click to read full NME interview!



22-02-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft's new single premiered on Radio X

'This Is How It Feels', the new single from Richard's forthcoming album 'These People' was aired on Radio X today Monday 22 Feb on the Chris Moyles show. This was followed by an interview with Richard on the Vernon Kay show. You can listen to the interview here: radio x »

2015 -- Richard Ashcroft's autumn tour

Richard had three successful tour dates this autumn performing acoustic sets at Zermatt Unplugged in Zurich, Switzerland on 22 October, The BIME Live festival in the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), Barakaldo, Spain on 31 October and Corona Capital in Mexico City on 22 November (See gigography for setlists).

14-11-2014 -- Richard Ashcroft performs in Dubai

Richard performed on the main stage in Dubai at the Media City Amphitheatre's first ever Party In The Park festival, on 14 November. Also performing were Lily Allen, The Ting Tings and Freshly Ground.

22-07-2013 -- Richard Ashcroft's first ever recording

An ex-teacher from Winstanley College, Wigan where Richard attended, has made available on his blog what must be the first ever recording of Richard singing in his early band 'Rain Garden' when he was just 17. The song is called Documentary and also included Nick McCabe.

"Richard was not in one of my A level classes (and by all accounts, including his own, he wasn’t easy to teach) but I spent time with him and his friends when they were starting out in bands, mainly to help them make videos. We had an optional class called ‘Video Production’ that I taught and they made a hilarious video charting the rise of a fictitious band through the ages. This consisted of creating mock-ups of legendary music videos: The Beatles’ Help (which we filmed in the snow) and All You Need is Love- lots of people crammed into a room sitting on the floor; songs by The Sex Pistols and The Happy Mondays also featured. Somewhere, there is a tape in someone’s attic…

I also spent time collecting recordings of students’ original music, and making a few recordings of them myself in the college studio. One of the songs I recorded was ‘Documentary’ by Richard’s band ‘Rain Garden’ a forerunner to the Verve that also included Nick McCabe." -- headguruteacher 22-07-2013

Blog and song here »»

20-07-2013 -- Richard Ashcroft performed at the Latitude Festival

Richard performed an acoustic set at the Latitude Festival on the BBC6 Music Stage. Although unfortunately there was no live coverage of his performance on the radio, highlights were shown via the BBC red button and also on the 6 Music website.

09-07-2013 -- Richard Ashcroft talks of a new single to be released in September

Richard spoke to Lauren Laverne on BBC6 Music Radio about his forthcoming performance at the Latitude Festival and he divulged that a single was due to be released in September, ahead of his long awaited forthcoming album. listen to the interview here »»

15-03-2013 -- Richard Ashcroft performed an acoustic set in Dubai

Another great performance by Richard in Dubai, supporting Noel Gallagher .. according to Time Out:

"Richard Ashcroft doesn’t do humble: ‘Legend is an overused term,’ he told the Atlantis crowd, ‘but in my case it’s totally appropriate’. After an hour-long solo set packed with Verve classics including requests from the crowd, and climaxing with ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, we found it hard to argue."

Time Out, Dubai »»

05-03-2013 -- Richard Ashcroft to support Noel Gallagher in Dubai

It was announced that Richard will be supporting Noel with an acoustic set at Live At Atlantic, Dubai, on Friday 15 March. In an interview with Rob Garratt for Time Out, 5 March - when asked whether there was any chance of a tune together, Noel replied:

"You never know, you never know. But I’m very, very interested to hear what he’s doing, because he’s made a new album, and I really liked his last. It’ll be great to see him and give him [abuse] about Man United, because he’s one of those Man United fans that doesn’t live in Manchester. The last time I saw him he was on sparkling form, so I’m looking forward to it."

Read more of the interview with Noel here »»

2013 -- Waiting for Richard Ashcroft and solo album No.5 ...

With Richard now in the studio, fans are eagerly awaiting his 5th solo album, hopefully later this year. One fan - CheckTheMingo10 - has made a video chronicling Richard's solo single releases from A Song For The Lovers in 2000 to Future's Bright in 2011.

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