Richard Searle

A writer, composer, solo recording artist, and arranger, Richard Searle was the pulse of Corduroy: an incendiary London based Acid Jazz ensemble which waxed a handful of brilliant sides and singles in the 1990s. With former Boys Wonders bandmates Ben and Scott Addison on drums and keyboards respectively along with guitarist Simon Nelson Smith, Searle seared through the changes with soulful passages that traversed the bar line akin to James Jamerson and Jerry Jemmott. Though they never made it Stateside, the “fabric four” were a hit on the UK college and club circuit.