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Reuben James Richards

Gospel-tinged blues, soul and RnB songs with singer Reuben James Richards at Hideaway Jazz Club Streatham South London
Friday, 24th Feb 2017
Doors 7pm, Show 9pm
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The man behind the album that shook up the soul scene in 2015 with some of the hottest Stax and Atlantic inspired sounds to be heard in decades returns to Hideaway.

“I’m so glad this album has seen the light of day, I’ve been playing this a lot”. Craig Charles BBC Radio2/6

“The influence of Ray Charles and Otis Redding oozes from every note on a warmly authentic set of gospel-tinged blues, soul & R’n’B songs” Uncut Magazine

“Otis-like phrasing works well” Mojo Magazine

“There’s major players from Muscle Shoals, Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville all over this retro soul fabulousness – which will give Leon Bridges a run for his money." 5***** Album of the Month, Blues and Soul Magazine.

Reuben James Richards

During the mid 1990s 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 (Atlantic), as one of the greatest voices he had heard in a decade, the teaming of Reuben with the original Muscle Shoals Horns, together with Rhodes, Chalmers and Rhodes on backing vocals, the single captured the very essence of authentic Southern soul.

At the time of the release of “Hold On My Heart” an album had been planned, but unfortunately producer Dave Williams and Reuben reluctantly went their separate ways, with a promise that one day they would complete this project.

However that promise held strong and some twenty years later Reuben and Dave Williams reunited at the Grange Studios in Norfolk to finish the album they had started all those years ago……“About Time”!