Rick Clarke, known as the UK godfather of soul, was involved in music from an early age. He first started his successful career as a DJ in the very popular street sound system called Sugar N Spice. He graduated from Djing to writing and creating songs for up and coming artists.
Rick joined various bands in the early years, but had more success when he became a solo artist in the 80s. In 1986, he finally took the plunge to become a solo R&B singer, releasing his debut single, Love With A Stranger, which became an overnight success. Rick, subsequently released the smash hit single, I Really Want To Be With You, which created great interest from the major record companies.
He was quickly snapped up by RCA Records and released the double A single, I’ve Been Looking / Perfect Lady. He began touring around the UK and later further afield, spreading the ‘Rick Clarke’ sound and building a massive fanbase.
After parting from RCA Records, Rick formed his first record label, WA Records, and released the club smash hit, See You Along The Way, which became one of the hottest club anthem’s in late 1989.
In 1996, Rick, known as the man of soul, with lyrics for the romantics and the voice for the ladies, released his new album, Turn The Lights Down Low, on his new label, MJB Records.
By 1999, due to requests from his devoted fans, Rick, released the ultimate love album, Love Classics, a compilation of all his love songs. He continued performing in many cities across the UK, serenading his fans with soulful voice.
More recently, in 2010, Rick returned to the studio with producer Don E to create a new version of the Isley Brother’s classic track, For The Love Of You. The track is currently been played across the airwaves in the UK with rave reviews!
Rick continues to entertain his fans with his velvet voice and great musical ability.