Richard Swift - even to look at him, he positively emanates with a vintage, good-time, entertainer persona. They don't come around often, the ones with that kind of pure showbiz class, which dusts itself off and gets on with the show, and to hell with it all. But Richard Swift (even his name sounds like it was meant to be up in lights) is one in a million. His new album Dressed Up For The Letdown presents his all-round winning combination of talents, whether it is in the studio, at the song-writing coalface, and not least of all onstage, where his sparkling charisma lets you know he's in control. A holy trinity that materialises only so very rarely.
Now, after the kind of setbacks that would floor lesser mortals, this most distinctive of artists can finally be said to have arrived ... READ MORE