Rick Witter

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Rick Witter
Rick Witter on stage 2007
Background information
Birth nameRichard James Witter
Born (1972-11-23) 23 November 1972 (age 46)
Stockport, Cheshire, England
GenresBritpop, alternative rock, indie rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, DJ
Years active1990–present
LabelsHookline And Singer
Associated actsShed Seven
Pet Project
Part 2
Rick Witter & The Dukes
WebsiteOfficial Website

Richard James "Rick" Witter (born 23 November 1972 in Stockport,[1] Cheshire) is a singer, songwriter and frontman of the York-based Britpop band Shed Seven.

He was educated at Huntington School, York.

Professional career[edit]

Rick Witter formed his first band with schoolfriend Paul Banks in 1986, while still in his teens, and played in various local bands, including Brockley Haven, with Banks, Tom Gladwin and John Leach.

Shed Seven[edit]

In 1990, Witter, along with Gladwin, John's brother, drummer Alan Leach and guitarist Joe Johnson formed Shed Seven. Rick signed his first record deal with the band in 1993. Just prior to signing their six-album deal with Polydor Records, Banks joined the line-up as their new lead guitarist, replacing the departing Joe Johnson. Rick spent the following 10 years recording and touring with the band, co-writing many of the band's songs as they went on to have fourteen consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK.[2]

Rick Witter & the Dukes[edit]

Rick also fronts Rick Witter & the Dukes, who feature Rob Wilson on guitar and Stuart Fletcher (ex-Seahorses) on bass, they independently released their debut album The Year of the Rat in April 2007. The LP is dedicated to the memory of Roger Witter, Rick's father.

Other projects[edit]

Witter is also a DJ and regularly hosts nights throughout the United Kingdom, playing vintage indie classics.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Feature: Shed Seven". ready-steady-go.org.uk. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Shed Seven at OfficialCharts.com". Retrieved 18 April 2009.

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