(born 28 May 1970, Leeds
) is an English drummer
, of the UK
rock band Skunk Anansie
and formerly of Little Angels
Richardson lived the first seven years of his life in Leeds
and became a Leeds United F.C. fan
, as highlighted by his LUFC drumhead at Feeder's Leeds Academy gig. He grew up playing golf and rugby from the age of 5 and went on to be a competent golfer and played rugby union
for East Yorkshire
Richardson was married to Maria Guzenina
, a former VJ for MTV Europe. The couple divorced in 2001. Their son Alex was born in 1999. Guzenina was elected to the Parliament of Finland in 2007, re-elected in 2011 and appointed Minister of Health and Social Services in June 2011.
Richardson is a passionate biker and recently completed 'EnduroAfrica', a 2,500 km bike ride across South Africa
to raise money for the charity
, Riders For Health. Richardson has also competed in Dawn To Dusk 2007 as well as Enduro India and wants to compete in the Heroes Legend Rally (the original Paris-Dakar route).
Richardson makes a cameo appearance as a bouncer in the 2009 movie
, Souled Out
Richardson first picked up drumsticks aged six at his friends house. Aged three whilst living in Dumblane, his grandmother bought him a tin drum for Christmas in 1976, (a Ludwig
Junior). His first kit followed in'76. In 1986, when he first moved to Scarborough, he saw a band called "Mr. Thrud" (who later became Little......