Richard Searle (Corduroy, Doc & The Medics)

He is among the stellar UK bassists whose work helped establish London’s groovin’ acid-jazz movement of the ‘90s, incorporating old-school soul, funk, and disco into 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 later, acid-jazz masters Corduroy. A cat after my own heart who draws from late 60s rhythm & blues – Searle sears through the changes akin to James Jamerson and Jerry Jemmott with elastic passages that traverse the bar line.


Among Richard’s high-profile studio credits include Chris Difford (Squeeze), The Free Stylers, and Soul Hooligan. As a producer he’s guided such indie artists as Smashing Time, Lord Large, and Standing Eight Counts, among others.


In 2018 Corduroy re-united to wax Return of the Fabric Four including their humorous video “Saturday Club” They continue to perform live into the 2020s…..


Among Richard’s weapons of choice include Danelectro, Fender Jazz, and Rickenbacker basses. 


Richard Searle Sound & Vision…


Richard with Lord Large on Paul Weller’s “Left and Right Centre”


Richard with Doc & The Medics on their smash hit rendition of Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit In the Sky”


Corduroy “Saturday Club”


Richard as heard on Corduroy’s masterpiece Dad Man Cat waxed in 1992.




“Long Cool & Bubbly”


“Frug in G Major”