Big star signed by Hawkinge record boss

Contributed by editor on Jan 04, 2005 - 10:12 PM


Hawkinge record company boss Chris Ashman has just signed Pop Idol star, soul singer Rik Waller to his Red Admiral record label.
Since reaching the top ten in ITV1’s “Pop Idol“ and appearances on BBC’s “Top of The Pops�, Rik has been busy as a media celebrity and working towards his real ambition to be recognised as a great natural soul singer.

Chris said: "Along with associates we have re-launched Rik as the soul artiste he really is".
Picture courtesy Red Admiral Records
Rik Waller's Mighty Soul Band will be performing the songs Rik had always wanted to sing, including classics made famous by Otis Redding, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Sam and Dave and Jackie Wilson together with many brand new songs.

Rik from Gillingham, and his ten piece Soul band are in negotiations for a national tour in 2005 to promote their album "Innocence" which is due to be released in March.

Chris, whose company specialises in local bands said: "Local band is not a dirty word here, every popstar is somebody's next door neighbour".