John Richardson

""My family and I are trying to become devotees of Lord Krishna therefore everything we do is an attempt to offer Him some menial service - I am trying to make my work my worship and my worship my work. The mantras I work with, or that work with me, are all names of God. God's name, and..."
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"My family and I are trying to become devotees of Lord Krishna therefore everything we do is an attempt to offer Him some menial service - I am trying to make my work my worship and my worship my work. The mantras I work with, or that work with me, are all names of God. God's name, and himself, is non-different. Therefore as He is omnipotent so are His names. Utilising Them in my compositions, recordings and therapy is a great honour for me. Endeavouring to chant them perfectly will help reveal the divine potential in the listener and myself. "Spirit of the Red Man" was an enormous success for me and I hope that this will continue with my latest albums "Drums of a Nation" and "Celtic Drums". "Drums of a Nation" follows on the Native American theme bringing together the power of trance inducing ceremonial drums with mystical layers of natural sounds, monochord and Shamanic chant. My latest album "Celtic Drums" features a host of guest musicians such as Joe O'Donell on violin, Aidan O'Brien on Uillean Pipes and Peter Booker on Piano Harp. It tells the epic tale of Tulan with all the drama of Celtic legend. The moods range from reflection to celebration woven around the sounds of percussion and Bodhran. I hope you enjoy the albums".


John Richardson was born in Dagenham, Essex and still lives in the same County in England. He has become one of the world's leading percussionists playing with musicians such as David Essex, Boy George, Carl Douglas and John Lodge. He was a member of the Rubettes between 1974 and 1979 selling over 20 million discs across the world. In 1980 he became an alternative Therapist devoting his life to helping others through his music, hypnotherapy, past-life regression therapy and Reflexology. In 1985 he was awarded into Devi Sarasvati mantra (the Goddess of learning and music). In 1989 he came into contact with his eternal spiritual master, His Divine Grace Srila Siva Rama Swami Maharaja and in 1989 was awarded with Hari Nama initiation followed by the sacred Gayatri mantra in 1992.