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Richard Ashcroft

About

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".

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May 6, 2022

Ride to join Richard Ashcroft at South Facing Festival

Also features Steve Lamacq, BDRMM, Tess Parks and Alan McGee The post Ride to join Richard Ashcroft at South Facing Festival appeared first on NME.

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March 22, 2022

Richard Ashcroft announces two huge autumn headline shows

He's already confirmed summer gigs in London and Leeds The post Richard Ashcroft announces two huge autumn headline shows appeared first on NME.

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March 15, 2022

Richard Ashcroft announces London show for South Facing Festival

The open-air concert series returns to Crystal Palace this summer The post Richard Ashcroft announces London show for South Facing Festival appeared first on NME.

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February 2, 2022

Richard Ashcroft announces massive summer show at Leeds’ Millennium Square

Tickets go on sale this Friday The post Richard Ashcroft announces massive summer show at Leeds’ Millennium Square appeared first on NME.

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January 14, 2022

Richard Ashcroft shares new remix of ‘C’mon People (We’re Making It Now)’ with Liam Gallagher

The original collaboration appeared on the former Verve man's 2021 album 'Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1' The post Richard Ashcroft shares new remix of ‘C’mon People (We’re Making It Now)’ with Liam Gallagher appeared first on NME.

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November 8, 2021

Richard Ashcroft wants to work with Rihanna

"I like big hits. I write big melodies and big choruses." The post Richard Ashcroft wants to work with Rihanna appeared first on NME.

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November 6, 2021

Richard Ashcroft claims Netflix wants to make docudrama based on ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ dispute

The Verve famously were involved in a copyright dispute over the song's sample of The Rolling Stones' 'The Last Time' The post Richard Ashcroft claims Netflix wants to make docudrama based on ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ dispute appeared first on NME.

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November 5, 2021

Richard Ashcroft says people should “stop knocking” Ed Sheeran

"I’m buzzing at how huge he is here and in America" The post Richard Ashcroft says people should “stop knocking” Ed Sheeran appeared first on NME.

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September 22, 2021

Richard Ashcroft shares new acoustic version of ‘This Thing Called Life’ from upcoming ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’ album

Former Verve frontman's new LP is out next month The post Richard Ashcroft shares new acoustic version of ‘This Thing Called Life’ from upcoming ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’ album appeared first on NME.

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September 8, 2021

Richard Ashcroft announces album of fresh versions of his solo and Verve classics, ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’

Re-recorded acoustic versions of his work includes a new feature with Liam Gallagher The post Richard Ashcroft announces album of fresh versions of his solo and Verve classics, ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’ appeared first on NME.

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September 3, 2021

Richard Ashcroft pulls out of Tunes In The Dunes festival after contracting COVID-19

The former Verve frontman had previously pulled out of festivals in protest of COVID-19 safety measures The post Richard Ashcroft pulls out of Tunes In The Dunes festival after contracting COVID-19 appeared first on NME.

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September 3, 2021

Richard Ashcroft pulls out of Tunes In The Dunes festival after contracting COVID-19

The former Verve frontman had previously pulled out of festivals in protest of COVID-19 safety measures The post Richard Ashcroft pulls out of Tunes In The Dunes festival after contracting COVID-19 appeared first on NME.

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August 6, 2021

Richard Ashcroft pulls out of Victorious Festival due to COVID-19 safety measures

A replacement will be announced shortly The post Richard Ashcroft pulls out of Victorious Festival due to COVID-19 safety measures appeared first on NME.

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July 6, 2021

Supergrass replace Richard Ashcroft as Tramlines Festival headliners

Ashcroft pulled out of the festival this week due to its status as a government-backed test event The post Supergrass replace Richard Ashcroft as Tramlines Festival headliners appeared first on NME.

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June 29, 2021

Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival to go ahead at full capacity in latest stage of government pilot scheme

Royal Blood, The Streets and Richard Ashcroft will headline the sold-out pilot event The post Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival to go ahead at full capacity in latest stage of government pilot scheme appeared first on NME.

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June 10, 2021

Richard Ashcroft announces two new autumn acoustic shows

Including a big date at the Royal Albert Hall in November The post Richard Ashcroft announces two new autumn acoustic shows appeared first on NME.

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April 26, 2021

The Streets, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft to headline Tramlines

"We’re super excited to bring you what I feel is one of our strongest line ups" The post The Streets, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft to headline Tramlines appeared first on NME.

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March 25, 2021

Royal Blood and The Streets to headline Victorious Festival 2021

Fontaines D.C., Richard Ashcroft and more are also on the bill The post Royal Blood and The Streets to headline Victorious Festival 2021 appeared first on NME.

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March 6, 2021

Richard Ashcroft and Supergrass to headline Nottingham’s Splendour Festival

It’s the latest UK festival to announce its intention to go ahead following the unveiling of the UK’s road map out of lockdown The post Richard Ashcroft and Supergrass to headline Nottingham’s Splendour Festival appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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February 19, 2021

Richard Ashcroft covers John Lennon’s ‘Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)’

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming acoustic greatest hits album The post Richard Ashcroft covers John Lennon’s ‘Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)’ appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

C'mon People (We're Making It Now) Don't Stop Now Mix (feat. Liam Gallagher)

January 14, 2022

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Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1

October 29, 2021

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Sonnet

October 6, 2021

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This Thing Called Life

September 22, 2021

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Bittersweet Symphony

September 8, 2021

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Bring on the Lucie (FREDA PEEPLE)

February 19, 2021

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

November 27, 2019

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Bitter Sweet Symphony (Live on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show)

October 25, 2019

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Just Like a Ship (Live on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show)

October 11, 2019

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Lucky Man (Live on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show)

September 27, 2019

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That's When I Feel It (Live on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show)

September 13, 2019

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The Drugs Don't Work (Live on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show)

August 30, 2019

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Natural Rebel (Deluxe)

October 19, 2018

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Hey Columbo

October 5, 2018

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Surprised by the Joy (Edit)

September 10, 2018

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Out Of My Body (Remixes)

May 12, 2017

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Hold On

May 27, 2016

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These People

May 20, 2016

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This Is How It Feels

April 15, 2016

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United Nations Of Sound

March 22, 2011

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The Journey

December 11, 2009

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Words Just Get In The Way (Live)

January 1, 2006

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Words Just Get In The Way

January 1, 2006

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Music Is Power

January 1, 2006

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Keys To The World

January 1, 2006

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Human Conditions

January 1, 2002

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Alone With Everybody

January 1, 2000

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