Richard Stirton, 22, hails from the vibrant suburb of Rondebosch, Cape Town. Richard poured all of his focus into sport before turning to music after several sporting injuries halted his sporting progress. Richard’s first solo performance was in Rondebosh Boys High Cabaret when he was 17.
After dabbling in theatre, Richard enrolled at University of Cape Town to commence a degree in Business Science.
Music, however, was something that he couldn’t quite give up. Come 2014, Richard decided to take a gap year to pursue his passion for music again. During this time, he worked at Stardust Restaurant as a “singing waiter ” for the year and began playing solo gigs by the end of that year.
Richard signed a lucrative record deal with Universal Music and has been thrust into music video shoots, writing and recording his first few singles, photo shoots and interview after interview with the media. Richard’s musical influences include Matt Corby and Bon Iver is presently recording an album with that musical style in mind.
He recently recorded his first original single, What Tears Me The Most, over a number of days in Johannesburg.