Reuben James Richards

Reuben James Richards sings stax and atlantic inspired songs at Hidaway Jazz Club Streatham South London
Friday, 25th Aug 2017
Doors 7pm, Show 9pm

The man and the voice 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. Conjuring up the golden era of male soul singers, and evoking memories of Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding with his full live band.

From its inception to completion, the recording of Reuben James Richards debut album ‘About Time’ took almost twenty years, but it seems that soul fans think the wait worthwhile with the late legendary producer, Jerry Wexler (Atlantic), describing Reuben as possessing one of the greatest voices he had heard in a decade.

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

“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