Richard Stirton is the first winner of the South African edition of The Voice. Mentored by Kahn Morbee from The Parlotones, Richard won the hearts of his supporters with his gravelly voice and likeable personality.
Richard, 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 the Rondebosch Boys’ High Cabaret when he was 17. After dabbling in theatre, Richard enrolled at the 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 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. The following year he entered The Voice South Africa, on the encouragement of his friends and family, and after being coached by Kahn Morbee (Parlotones), Richard took the coveted first prize.
Following the show, 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 and is presently recording an album with that musical style in mind. Audiences can expect the first single and video to be released in June 2017.
Richard will be performing some tracks from the show as well as a host of original material that he’s penned over the last year. His show on the 14th sold out in under 24 hours. People are keen to see this guy in the flesh!
Watch his beautiful rendition of “Sound of Silence” on The Voice….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgb4cNCN-zI
***Please note that dinner is available from 7pm & show starts at 8:30pm