|Birth name||Sylvan B. Richardson|
|Also known as||Sylvan Richardson Jr.|
|Born||1965 (age 51–52)
Lambeth, London, England
|Genres||New wave, soul|
|Instruments||Guitar, Bass Guitar|
|Associated acts||Simply Red, Andy Sheppard|
|Fender Jazz Bass|
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. 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.
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.
- Chris Hoy's masseuse was a founding member of Simply Red
- Squash site
- "Former Simply Red guitarist joins Liverpool as masseur". BBC Sport. 18 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
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