He is a bass player whose work defined London’s groovin’ acid-jazz movement of the mid-1980s / early ‘90s, incorporating old-school soul, funk, and disco into bass passages that (literally) moved a generation!
A writer, composer, solo recording artist, session player, and arranger, among other titles; Richard Searle anchored London glam revivalists Doc & The Medics, and acid-jazz masters Corduroy. A cat after my own heart, who draws from late 60s rhythm & blues / soul influences, Searle sears through the changes akin to Jamerson and Jemmott with elastic passages that traverse the barline.
Among Richard’s high-profile studio credits include Squeeze’s Chris Difford, The Free Stylers, and Soul Hooligan. As a producer he’s guided such indie artists as Smashing Time, Lord Large, and Standing Eight Counts.
In 2018 Corduroy re-united to wax Return of the Fabric Four. Among Richard’s weapons of choice include Danelectro, Fender Jazz, and Rickenbacker basses.