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Richard Paul Ashcroft (born 11 September 1971) is an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and occasional guitarist of the alternative rock band The Verve from their formation in 1990 until their split in 1999, and continues as a lead vocalist working with guitars and keyboards. He became a successful solo artist in his own right, 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. Chris Martin of Coldplay has called Ashcroft "the best singer in the world".

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Richard Ashcroft, Ray Davies, Gomez added to Hop Farm Festival bill – ticket details

Richard Ashcroft, Ray Davies, Gomez added to Hop Farm Festival bill – ticket details

Gary Numan, Kool And The Gang and a whole host of others also join the Kent event's bill

  • Apr 17, 2012

Richard Ashcroft plays the hits at intimate acoustic London gig

Verve man praises fans for 'coming out in the cold' to see him

  • Dec 8, 2010

Richard Ashcroft for intimate London acoustic show – ticket details

Verve man to play Union Chapel next month

  • Nov 25, 2010

Richard Ashcroft abandons Splendour In The Grass show after one song - video

Management say singer's voice gave out during Australian event

  • Aug 2, 2010

Richard Ashcroft: Tensions were 'inevitable' when The Verve reformed

Singer says there was a 'realness' to 2007 comeback

  • Jul 11, 2010

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Richard Ashcroft: King’s College, London: Wednesday December 7

Richard Ashcroft: King’s College, London: Wednesday December 7

Returning Verve hero brings The Big music back to the capital

  • Jan 10, 2006

Richard Ashcroft: Break The Night With Colour

Britpop guv’nor remains scintillatingly relevant

  • Nov 30, 2005

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