Richie Spice reunites with former band

July 02, 2016
Contributed Richie Spice performs during the World Cycle tour in Philadelphia, United States.
Contributed The Element band. From left: Dale Haslam, bass guitarist; Sherida Sharpe, backing vocal; Nigel Shaw, keyboard player; Christopher Campbell, guitarist; Erika Lawrence, backing vocal; and Andre McGregor, drummer.
Contributed Richie Spice performs during the World Cycle tour in Philadelphia, United States.

Smooth as silk and in perfect harmony, that's how international reggae singer Richie Spice describes his reunion with The Element Band.

Now on the six-week international 'World Cycle' tour, being promoted by his record label The Element, in association with Adamari Empire and several promoters, Spice and The Element Band have been leaving their mark across the United States for the past few weeks.

"The tour has been going great. I and I and The Element Band move like one unit. Coming back together after all this time is like we never apart. Everything just smooth as silk and in one harmony," Spice told THE STAR, following the hugely successful Philadelphia, US, leg of the tour, held at Wall Street.

For band leader and bass guitarist Dale Haslam, "The energy working with Richie is unlike any other. We have always worked well together. The tour is going great. Each show has been great so far, so I expect it to be the same throughout."

Earlier this year, Richie Spice reunited with his former managers, this time as a senior partner and the standard bearer, to once again rise The Element record label to world fame.

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With three principal directors at the helm - chief executive officer Eaton Evans, president Claude Sayers and managing director Richell 'Richie Spice' Bonner - the once world renowned record label that launched the international careers of several artistes, is back.

A member of the Bonner family, Richie Spice is brother to the internationally acclaimed Pliers of Chaka Demus & Pliers fame, singer Spanner Banner, as well as upcoming artiste Snatcha Lion.

Spice shot to international prominence with popular songs like Earth A Run Red, Youths So Cold, World Is a Cycle, Marijuana Pon Di Corner, Grooving My Girl and Brown Skin.

In 2002, he signed with Fifth Element Records (then headed by Devon Wheatley, Evans and Sayers) for management, producing and booking. However, the company went into a long hiatus before its recent return to the scene. Richie Spice and Fifth Elements Records - now The Element - are back together.

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