Perry Richardson

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Perry Richardson
Richardson playing bass guitar
Perry Richardson
Background information
Birth name Perry Richardson
Born (1963-07-07) July 7, 1963 (age 55)
Origin Conway, SC, U.S.
Genres Rock, hard rock, country, Christian metal
Occupation(s) Bass Guitarist, musician, songwriter, singer
Instruments Bass Guitar, vocals
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Stryper, FireHouse, Maxx Warrior, Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins

Perry Richardson (born July 7, 1963) is the former bassist of rock band FireHouse[1] until 2000, and is the current bass player for Stryper, announced on October 30, 2017.


Perry Richardson graduated Conway High School in Conway, South Carolina and went on to graduate from the University of South Carolina/Coastal Carolina in 1980 with Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

Richardson met C. J. Snare in North Carolina and started a band called Maxx Warrior. Eventually they met with Bill Leverty and Michael Foster (who were playing with a band called White Heat). The four got together in Charlotte and started FireHouse in 1989.

FireHouse enjoyed success in the U.S. and Asia, selling over 7 million albums worldwide. They won an American Music Award in 1991 for "Favorite New Artist Heavy Metal/Hard Rock." After leaving FireHouse in 2000, Richardson played bass for Country Music star Craig Morgan and later Trace Adkins.

In 1995, Richardson was inducted into The South Carolina Entertainment Hall of Fame.

On October 30, 2017 Christian metal band Stryper announced that Richardson would be their new bass player to replace Tim Gaines.


With Maxx Warrior[edit]

  • Maxx Warrior (1986)

With FireHouse[edit]

With Stryper[edit]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Firehouse". AMG. Retrieved May 17, 2010.