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Sylvan Richardson

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Name  Sylvan Richardson
Occupation(s)  Musician
Role  Composer

Instruments  Guitar, Bass Guitar
Years active  1985-
Genres  New Wave, Soul music
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Associated acts  Simply Red, Andy Sheppard
Albums  Picture Book, Men and Women
Similar People  Tony Bowers, Chris Joyce, Fritz McIntyre, Tim Kellett, Dee Johnson

Also known as  Sylvan Richardson Jr.
Music group  Simply Red (1985 – 1987)

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Sylvan Richardson is a British guitarist, composer and masseur.


Thrill Is Gone - The Murray Brothers in Manchester, UK


Best known for being the one-time guitarist of Simply Red, after the second album Men and Women and a successful world tour, Richardson left the band after becoming disillusioned with the industry. He then studied composition in New York City. Richardson went on to work with acts such as Andy Sheppard and girl group Cleopatra and many others, as a session bassist and band director.

Richardson has his own group The Sylvan Richardson Band, who are currently based in Manchester. In his spare time, he enjoys squash and Kung Fu.


After training as a masseur, in 2009 he made a guest appearance on the BBC comedy quiz show Would I Lie To You?, in which he revealed that he was cyclist Sir Chris Hoy's masseur. On 19 July 2010, Richardson was appointed as Liverpool F.C.'s new masseur.


Sylvan Richardson Wikipedia