About The Band

The Sugar Baby Loves are proud and excited to announce the release of their second single, ‘Born To Do It’, which is a Rock track at its core and explores the ideas of a rock band growing more mature like a fine Boujoulais Wine, while being hugely thankful to the fans and for their lot!

This website was originally created to promote their first ever release, “Honey Love”. It is a retro style recording reminiscent of the seventies bands such as Bay City Rollers, Mud and Rubettes, but with a surprising ecological twist. 

Both ‘Born To Do It’ & ‘Honey Love’ were written by John Richardson & Mike Voss (one of Germany’s top producers and artists).

John, the group’s drummer, and Mick, the bassist, were both in the original 70’s line up of The Rubettes and played with them for around 25 years apiece.

In 1973/74 John formed the international chart topping band, The Rubettes, who sold around 30 million records worldwide, the foremost of those records was “Sugar baby Love”, hence the new band name.

They are joined by top session musicians and close vocal harmonists Mark Wright on guitar and Steve Etherington on keys. 

Later in the year The Sugar Baby Loves will be releasing an album entitled “Heartbreak Avenue” and intend to tour both here in the UK as well as Europe, so keep checking in for dates and venues..

Meet The Band

Mick Clarke

Original Bassist of the Rubettes.

Mick’s vocal harmonies are legendary, he sang with Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, the backup singer for Sir Elton John in 1985 at the famous Live Aid concert. He was an original bassist with The Tremeloes, toured with Cliff Richards, Shakin Stevens, The Beatles, Rolling Stones (to name a few), and is a keen golfer.

John Richardson

AKA Jayadev – Original Drummer of the Rubettes.

John is session drummer with fantastic song writing and vocal skills. His natural talents have led him to play on Barry Blues Hit records. He’s shared stage with Abba, drummed on Karl Douglas’ – Kung Fu Fighting. He’s drummed and sung on Boy George’s recordings as well as Randy Vanwarmer, Lynsey De Paul and John Lodge (Moody Blues) and many more…

In 1979 John began to embrace spirituality with the Hare Krishna movement and is a healer, reflexologist & past life regression therapist.

Mark Wright

Guitar & Vocals
The baby of the band!

Mark is a dynamic live performer and busy session musician.

He has performed extensively in the UK & Europe sharing stage with Boy George, The Trems, Mud2, Members of the Kinks, The Hollies, The Manfreds and many more…

Mark’s powerful voice and musicianship are infectious, and is well respected in the music industry.

Steve Etherington

Keybords & Vocals
Rock Adonis!

Classically trained, Passionate, Expensive!

Steve is a musical force of nature with very high vocals, a keyboard virtuoso, talented guitarist, which has led him to perform on the west end, at the Royal Albert Hall, and the Brit awards. He has also worked with Hot Chocolate, The Cutting Crew, Katrina (and the waves), the list is truly endless. Steve Even has is own ‘Symphonic Ibiza Orachestra’, is the Musical Director for Butlins and a beloved musical member of the Grand Order of Water Rats.