Small Hands [aka The Small Handed Bandit (Richie Wallace)], is a 34-year-old, independent rapper/producer from Boulder, Colorado. Regardless of what type of beat or who it was made by, Small Hands is best at using his words to reach beneath the surface of everyday life. His thoughts and ideas are conveyed in a comprehensive manner, with a sarcastic style that compliments the ever-maturing sound of spiritually conscious, underground hip-hop. Small Hands has played hundreds of shows over the years, from dive bars to elaborate concert venues and the live show is emotional, intense and introspective.
One afternoon in the summer of 2000, Richie Wallace and AmbiAnIcon were working at a local sandwich shop. When AmbianIcon couldn't reach a pen he had dropped between two counters, he called out, "Small hands, I need small hands!" Richie, possessing the tools required to obtain the out-of-reach writing utensil, came to the rescue. Thus spawned the alias, "Small Hands."
Although always independent, Small Hands has not always been a solo artist. In 2000 he was part of a 4-person group called, Subsurface, who released two LPs: No Response, and Something to Trip Too. By 2004, the group was down to three members who began calling themselves “Level Heads”. In 2004 and 2005, they released a series of underground EPs, (Wings, Head, Thorax, and Heart), and played shows in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. In 2005 and 2006 Small Hands released two solo albums called Made In America and Power of Words, both produced by AmbianIcon. Small Hands was also part of a hip-hop/indie rock band, Generalized Other, who, in 2007, toured Colorado and released White Dwarf, Red Giant. The band broke up due to creative differences at the end of 2007 just before they were set to release their second full length album. Small Hands released an album, A Week and 27 Records (iTunes, Amazon, etc), and several singles, including his most popular track, "This is Our Colorado," (iTunes, Amazon, etc) as a solo artist, in 2009 and 2010. He then teamed up with DJ Ayrex as SMAX for an EP called POW! the Remixes, and a video for their song "Gringo" in 2011. He is currently finishing up his latest project entitled Muscles to Frown, which is expected to be available for download this summer.
A quick learner with a good work ethic, Small Hands is "66 inches of ruthless persistence." He is dedicated to creating music that speaks truth to the listener, allowing them to connect to it based on their own life experiences. He has been pushing and developing his art for 15 years and doesn't show any signs of letting up. Small Hands will palm the planet.
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