Richard Stirton is a singer song writer from Cape Town, South Africa. He burst onto the South African music scene after winning Season 1 of The Voice South Africa at the tender age of 22. Having signed a lucrative recording contract with Universal Music his debut single What Tears Me The Most and album Middle Ground were released.
Both shot to number 1 on the South African iTunes charts. He was subsequently nominated for a SAMA in 2017 for best Rock Album. After 2 years of sold out shows across the country, sharing lineups with the likes of The Parlotones, Karen Zoid, Francois Van Coke, The Pixies, Jack Parow, Majozi, Dan Patlansky, Claire Johnston and Lira, Richard retreated from the spotlight to hone his songwriting skills.
Richard Stirton Songwriter
In the second half of 2018, after parting ways with Universal Music, Richard began independently crafting a follow up EP to his debut album. He hadn’t been able to contribute much in the songwriting process during the creation of his first album.
This is the nature with most works released soon after a talent show is completed. This new work, that he has spent countless hours refining, is entirely his. At the end of the day he wants to be true and honest to both himself and his fans. Richard wants to connect with them. He wants whoever listens to his music to know that the song is a direct message from him to them.
EP – Naked – Richard Stirton
His new EP, entitled “Naked”, epitomises that ethos. One of honesty. One of truth. Here we have a reminder to everyone that they are not alone in their journey through life into becoming the best version of themselves. Richard aims to be the peoples’ artist. A friend. And to build a career of longevity based on connection with his listeners. To grow with them, to be a part of each of their journeys.
With a live show catered for every environment, Richard and his band deliver performances with the sole goal of making a connection with the audience. There are sprinklings of introspection, thought provocation, plenty of healthy banter and laughs. All creating a feel good show leaving the audience buzzing. Richard is now based in Liverpool, UK and available for appearances, events and festivals. All enquiries will be considered.