BIOGRAPHY

One of the best performance artists in the country, Reuben's extraordinary voice and charismatic stage presence has made him a must see performer in today's live music arena. Best known for the recent release of his highly acclaimed debut album "About Time", which became Radio 2 Album Of The Week, followed up by the sublime single "ASAP", which also became Radio 2 Single Of The Week. 

Reuben went on to achieve his highest accolade when he was awarded 'Best Soul Singer 2016' presented by Jools Holland. Lookout for 'Reuben James Richards' & his new cutting edge band.

Reuben James Richards was born in the Caribbean and has lived in the UK since 1970.

For more than thirty years, he has forged a successful career in the music industry, performing at festivals, concert halls and large venues across the World. Reuben is a private man behind the scenes – but once on stage, his soul intention is to entertain an audience with a powerful, emotive performance and sublime vocals.

Reuben's has an impressive résumé. As a versatile singer he has performed at prestigious venues and festivals across the UK, Europe, and in the United States - to include the classy and ever popular Boisdales venues where Jools Holland presides over a menu of top international musical acts. With the recent resurgence in Soul music and an ongoing appreciation from a new breed of the media of Reuben's great talent, the album "About Time" was finally released. The album was recorded at The Grange Studios in Norfolk. Produced and engineered by one of the UK's best producer, engineer and songwriter Dave Williams, which features all new recordings, with a remix of the original single, "Hold On My Heart". Reuben is joined on the album by top musicians from the UK and USA, including again Muscle Shoals, Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville.

During the mid 1990's, Reuben James Richards (then known as Reuben James) released what many believe now to be the greatest ever soul track recorded in the UK, "Hold on My Heart". Described at the time by the late legendary producer, Jerry Wexler, as one of the greatest voices he had heard in a decade, the teaming of Reuben with the original Muscle Shoals brass section together with Rhodes, Chalmers and Rhodes on backing vocals, created a single which captured the very essence of authentic Southern Soul.

With the recent resurgence in Soul music and an ongoing appreciation from a new breed of the media of Reuben's great talent, the album "About Time" was finally released.

Reuben is widely admired for his style, charisma, stage presence and great rapport with any audience. Likened by Blues Matters Magazine to other great performers Sam Cooke and Ray Charles, he has a rich track record as a versatile performer and is, as described by Blues In Britain magazine, 'an amazing frontman and vocalist'.

As well as many new recordings, "About Time" features a remix of the original single, "Hold On My Heart".

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5***** Album of the Month
Blues and Soul Magazine

To say this album is Stax-drenched would be an understatement.
Blues Magazine

Heaven sent to all aficionados of southern and deep soul.
Soulexpress.net

We're loving this so much we're dancing in the studio – superb
Steve Wright - BBC Radio 2

Otis-like phrasing works well
Mojo

An exercise in classy retro-soul.
The Guardian

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ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Radio 2

About Time is blues & soul for the 21st Century & it sure leaves you feeling good
Blues Magazine

4**** A tangible feeling of real class
Radio 2 Magazine

When placed alongside some of the soul greats Reuben's voice & the album's production hold up very well.
Music Week

Strives successfully for a Stax-derived southern soul sound.
Mail on Sunday

ALSO OUT NOW

Reuben's Originals EP

A collection of Reuben's very own compositions.

1. 999 Ways
2. You Are My Angel
3. Missing You
4. Flame of Love
5. Missing You (Acoustic)
6. Dirty Funky Money

 

CD £7.99 Including Postage and Packing – Order Securely now via PayPal

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SHOWS

Sat 12th August 2017: Private Event – Monaco
Fri 25th August 2017: Hideaway – London
Sat 26th August 2017: Pantiles Summer Festival – Kent
Sat 9th Sept 2017: Private Event – Kent
Sat 16th Sept 2017: Private Event. Wales
Sat 4th Nov 2017: Private Event – London

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