Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft was born on September 11, 1971 in the Wigan suburb of Billinge, attending Upholland Comprehensive School
alongside future Verve mates Simon Jones, Simon Tong, and Peter Salisbury.

While a student at Winstanley College in 1989, Richard Ashcroft co-founded Verve with bassist Simon Jones, drummer Pete Salisbury,
and guitarist Nick McCabe.

Signing to Virgin’s Hut imprint to issue their 1992 debut single, “All in the Mind”, the group earned widespread praise for its majestic, oceanic guitar-pop.