“If I had to choose, it would be music every time. Music reaches out and touches people, moves and charms them, make them laugh one minute and cry the next. A world without music is inconceivable to me.”
Richard is thrilled to launch his *LIT International Talent award winning debut US album, 'An Englishman in Love in LA' on 22nd April 2022. (*Best male singer, Jazz, 2021)
'An Englishman in Love in LA' was recorded at LA's famed Capitol Studios inside Frank Sinatra’s Studio B, using Sinatra’s own microphone. Accompanied by Sinatra’s living band mates and some of LA's hottest young jazz and session talent, the album features 5 original songs by Alex Frank ('Lost and Found', 'Sinatra and Me'), 'BBC Young Composer of the Year', Alex Rudd ('An Englishman in Love in LA', 'My Thoughts Return to You' with lyrics by Emmy winning Dennis Spiegel) and British composer Martin Newell ('Over Like the Roses'). In addition to the 5 original tracks, the 16 song album features 8 standards and 3 pop-songs arranged for orchestra, big-band and small-band.
Early critics include;
'Richard Shelton is a superior singer who tips his hat to a legend with grace and elegance-an album that Sinatra himself would be proud of’ - ★★★★ - Edward Blanco, All About Jazz.
'The future belongs to vocalists and Richard Shelton is going to lead us there' - Gillian Reynolds, BBC
'Shelton is the epitome of cool' - Bonnie Priever, The LA Examiner
'His selection of material is impeccable and his style is shark skin sharp' - George Harris, Jazz Weekly, LA.
'Seemingly effortless style, unforced and highly polished' - ”★★★★ - Mark Shenton, The Daily Express
Richard also recorded 'On a Clear Day' at EastWest Studios in LA where Frank Sinatra recorded the iconic songs, 'My Way' and 'A Very Good Year'.
Richard has performed across the globe for HRH PRINCE CHARLES, twice for SIR ELTON JOHN at the WHITE TIE & TIARA BALL alongside Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Tom Jones; with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, THE BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA, THE QATAR PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, the BBC BIG BAND on ‘FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT’ (BBC Radio 2) and dozens of live radio and TV broadcasts, THE COLISEUM in London and the world renowned RONNIE SCOTTS JAZZ CLUB in London and VIBRATO, VITELLO and CATALINA JAZZ CLUBS in LA.
Richard Shelton recorded his swing album 'Top Cat' at Abbey Road Studios in London accompanied by a 65-piece orchestra.
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