The Hard Richards
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The Hard Richards

Boynton Beach, Florida, United States

Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Band Rock Punk


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"The Hard Richards"

As a rule, beware of bands euphemistically named for boners. In the case of the Hard Richards, though, we'll grant a pass, because these old-school Boynton Beach boys bash out straight-ahead ska punk without any wink-wink wanksterism. That doesn't mean, however, that the Richards aren't lewd, crude, and loud. It's just that cuts like "Freedom," "Sex," and "Drinking Time" deliver a no-bullshit sound with just the right amount of aggro juvenilia, horn section cronk, and sing-along snottiness. Founded way back in 1994 as a trio, the band has naturally experienced some membership realignment over the course of its 16-year history. Since its 1996 debut disc, On the Move, two of three founding members have departed. These days, in addition to O.G. frontman Steve A. on vocals and guitar, the Richards feature five other players: bassist Iiro, guitarist Matt K., drummer Evan, and John B. sucking the sax, plus official rude boy Alex R. But, old or new, you don't know the Hard Richards until you've seen them live, so go (re)experience the "pure fucking energy, circle pits, and bloody fists" when these dicks stroke it for a full house at Propaganda. - New Times Broward Palm Beach - By S. Pajot



The Hard Richards EP - 1995
On The Move - 1996
What Did You Expect - 2008
I Think I'm Positive - Coming soon, 2010


- "Right Now" The BUZZ 103.1 FM
- Many songs used as intros and outros on "THE LOVE DOCTORS" on Real Radio 94.3/101.7 FM



The Hard Richards has become a local legend in Palm Beach County, rocking hundreds of shows for over 16 years. Originally forming as a three piece in 1994, the band has had many lineup changes, but the current menbers have been standing strong since 2009 breathing new life into the movement. Over the years The Hard Richards have opened for many major acts including: Agent Orange, The Slackers, Mustard Plug, The Supervillians, Against All Authority, and The Circle Jerks to name a few. With a fan base in the thousands, and music that makes you move, when The Hard Richards play it's not just a show, it's a party!

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