His wife Kate Radley gives birth to a bouncing baby Sonny...

Richard Ashcroft has become father to a baby boy called SONNY, can reveal.

The news was announced this afternoon (March 24) that Ashcroft‘s wife, and former Spiritualized keyboardist Kate Radley gave birth to a 9lb 1oz baby boy at 10.30am yesterday morning (March 23). Initial reports show both baby and mother are doing well.

A spokesperson for Richard Ashcroft told that Richard was understandably “very happy” with the news that he has become a father, and that he was now concentrating on spending some private time with his wife and new born child.

Richard Ashcroft‘s debut solo single ‘A Song For The Lovers’ is released on April 3 though Hut, and features two new tracks ‘(Could Be) A Country Thing, City Thing, Blues Thing’ and ‘Precious Stone’. Fragments from both are currently available on Ashcroft’s website, [url=]