Myki “Tuff” Richards started professionally as a bass player in 1984 with his first band Salem Foundation, that enjoyed the success of 2 charting singles, after which he moved on to playing with Studio 1 singers Eddie Fitzroy, Jennifer Lara, Ranking Joe, Anthony Johnson, Earl 16, and Leroy Smart.
All this time, he was also following his passion for soundsystems by gaining success as a DJ on the “ORTHODOX 38” sound sytem with Wooligan and emerging onto the UK dancehall scene as Myi Tuff, pursuing his career with the legendary “WASSIFA” sound system along with MACKA B, SPENGMAN, and DADDY B. Wassifa became the most popular sound system in the UK culminating in Myki Tuff winning Dj of the year 1994.
Signed to Swiss label “ROOTSMAN PRODUCTIONS”, Myki Tuff toured Africa.
Later, as a bass player, he formed a number of bands backing Jamaican and UK artists around Europe, USA and Jamaica including Dennis Brown, Tippa Irie , Sweetie Irie and Peter Spence, Eek a Mouse, Mykal Rose, Bounty Killer.
Since 2015, Myki Tuff performs as a vocalist with the Friendly Fire Band both on stage and in the studio, with a number of singles under his belt, and live shows all over the UK’s festival and club scene.
Soundsystem remains a passion and a central theme for Myki Tuff, who continues to work as a DJ on the Jam Jah Sound,. His latest single, War General, on the Saturday Night Riddim, is a tribute to Soundclash culture and has already received airplay around the world.