Sylvan Richardson

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Sylvan Richardson
Birth name Sylvan B. Richardson
Also known as Sylvan Richardson Jr.
Born 1965 (age 51–52)
Lambeth, London, England
Genres New wave, soul
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, Bass Guitar
Years active 1985-
Associated acts Simply Red, Andy Sheppard
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz Bass

Sylvan Richardson is a British guitarist, composer and masseur.


Best known for being the one-time guitarist of Simply Red, after the second album Men and Women and a successful world tour, Richardson left the band after becoming disillusioned with the industry. He then studied composition in New York City.[1] Richardson went on to work with acts such as Andy Sheppard and girl group Cleopatra and many others, as a session bassist and band director.

Richardson has his own group The Sylvan Richardson Band, who are currently based in Manchester. In his spare time, he enjoys squash and Kung Fu.[2]


After training as a masseur, in 2009 he made a guest appearance on the BBC comedy quiz show Would I Lie To You?, in which he revealed that he was cyclist Sir Chris Hoy's masseur. On 19 July 2010, Richardson was appointed as Liverpool F.C.'s new masseur.[3]