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Calvin Richardson

Gritty, Gospel-Minded Urban Contemporary/Neo-soul Vocalist and Songwriter

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Calvin Richardson Biography

North Carolina native Calvin Richardson is a gritty, gospel-minded urban contemporary/neo-soul vocalist and songwriter. Like other neo-soulsters who emerged in the '90s and 2000s, Richardson looks to different R&B eras for inspiration. The classic soul of the '60s and '70s has had an impact on his singing and writing, but so have the urban contemporary and hip-hop of the '80s, '90s, and 2000s. At times, Richardson can be flat-out retro; some of his material would have been right at home on an old Stax or Motown LP from R&B's pre-'80s, pre-urban contemporary, pre-hip-hop era. But other times, he has a more modern, hip-hop-influenced outlook. In other words, the Southerner has some songs that are quite friendly to urban radio, and others that would be too old-school for urban radio.

Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina (where he was the fifth of nine children), Richardson had a very musical upbringing -- one that included a steady diet of R&B and African-American gospel. Richardson's mother led a local gospel group called the Willing Wonders, and he sang with them consistently. When he wasn't listening to gospel, Richardson listened to secular soul and funk. North Carolina's gospel circuit is where, as a kid, Richardson met longtime friends Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and his brother Joel "JoJo" Hailey, who went on to achieve urban contemporary stardom in the early '90s as members of the vocal group Jodeci; subsequently, the siblings recorded for MCA as the duo K-Ci & Jojo.

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    Booking fees for Calvin Richardson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Calvin Richardson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Calvin Richardson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Calvin Richardson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Calvin Richardson for your next private or corporate function.
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Gritty, Gospel-Minded Urban Contemporary/Neo-soul Vocalist and Songwriter

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Calvin Richardson Biography

North Carolina native Calvin Richardson is a gritty, gospel-minded urban contemporary/neo-soul vocalist and songwriter. Like other neo-soulsters who emerged in the '90s and 2000s, Richardson looks to different R&B eras for inspiration. The classic soul of the '60s and '70s has had an impact on his singing and writing, but so have the urban contemporary and hip-hop of the '80s, '90s, and 2000s. At times, Richardson can be flat-out retro; some of his material would have been right at home on an old Stax or Motown LP from R&B's pre-'80s, pre-urban contemporary, pre-hip-hop era. But other times, he has a more modern, hip-hop-influenced outlook. In other words, the Southerner has some songs that are quite friendly to urban radio, and others that would be too old-school for urban radio.

Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina (where he was the fifth of nine children), Richardson had a very musical upbringing -- one that included a steady diet of R&B and African-American gospel. Richardson's mother led a local gospel group called the Willing Wonders, and he sang with them consistently. When he wasn't listening to gospel, Richardson listened to secular soul and funk. North Carolina's gospel circuit is where, as a kid, Richardson met longtime friends Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and his brother Joel "JoJo" Hailey, who went on to achieve urban contemporary stardom in the early '90s as members of the vocal group Jodeci; subsequently, the siblings recorded for MCA as the duo K-Ci & Jojo.

Calvin Richardson Videos

  • Calvin Richardson - That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha
  • Calvin Richardson - Can't Let Go (Official Lyric Video)
    Jan 16, 2018 ... From the "All Or Nothing Album", available everywhere. Check it out on:iTunes/ Apple Music: https://apple.co/2mBP2C7Amazon: ...
  • Calvin Richardson - Treat Her Right
    Sep 6, 2017 ... Music video by Calvin Richardson performing his new single "Treat Her Right" from the forthcoming album "All Or Nothing" out 9.29.17.

FAQs on booking Calvin Richardson

  • How to book Calvin Richardson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Calvin Richardson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Calvin Richardson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Calvin Richardson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Calvin Richardson?

    Booking fees for Calvin Richardson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Calvin Richardson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Calvin Richardson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Calvin Richardson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Calvin Richardson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Calvin Richardson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Calvin Richardson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Calvin Richardson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Calvin Richardson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Calvin Richardson generally travels from NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Butterscotch, Elise LeGrow, Angie Stone, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Kilo Kish. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Calvin Richardson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Calvin Richardson Speaker Videos

  • Calvin Richardson - That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha
    Calvin Richardson - Can't Let Go (Official Lyric Video)
    Jan 16, 2018 ... From the "All Or Nothing Album", available everywhere. Check it out on:iTunes/ Apple Music: https://apple.co/2mBP2C7Amazon: ...
  • Calvin Richardson - Treat Her Right
    Sep 6, 2017 ... Music video by Calvin Richardson performing his new single "Treat Her Right" from the forthcoming album "All Or Nothing" out 9.29.17.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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