Rick Witter

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Rick Witter
Rick Witter at Dundee Doghouse.
Background information
Born (1972-11-23) 23 November 1972 (age 44)
Origin Stockport, England
Genres Britpop, alternative rock, indie rock, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, DJ
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels Polydor Records (1993–1999)
Artful Records (2001–2002)
Taste Media (2003)
Hookline And Singer (2007)
Associated acts Shed Seven
Pet Project
Part 2
Rick Witter & The Dukes
Website Official Website

Rick Witter (born Richard James Witter, 23 November 1972, Stockport,[1] Cheshire) is a singer, songwriter and frontman of the York-based Britpop band Shed Seven.

He was educated at Huntington School, York.

Professional career[edit]

Rick Witter formed his first band with schoolfriend Paul Banks in 1986, while still in his teens, and played in various local bands, including Brockley Haven, with Banks, Tom Gladwin and John Leach.

Shed Seven[edit]

In 1990, Witter, along with Gladwin, John’s brother, drummer Alan Leach and guitarist Joe Johnson formed Shed Seven. Rick signed his first record deal with the band in 1993. Just prior to signing their six-album deal with Polydor Records, Banks joined the line-up as their new lead guitarist, replacing the departing Joe Johnson. Rick spent the following 10 years recording and touring with the band, co-writing many of the band's songs as they went on to have fourteen consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK.[2]

Rick Witter & the Dukes[edit]

Rick also fronts Rick Witter & the Dukes, who feature Rob Wilson on guitar and Stuart Fletcher (ex-Seahorses) on bass. They independently released their debut album The Year of the Rat in April 2007. The LP is dedicated to the memory of Roger Witter, Rick's father.

Other projects[edit]

Witter is also a DJ and regularly hosts nights throughout the United Kingdom, playing vintage indie classics. Following the demise of Britpop Witter briefly worked in a shoe shop to help make ends meet

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Feature: Shed Seven". ready-steady-go.org.uk. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Shed Seven at chartstats.com". Archived from the original on 6 December 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2009. 

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