Dargaville, New Zealand

Living In:

Brooklyn, New York


Hamilton: An American Musical, Joan Osborne, Raul Midon, Nena, Chely Wright, David Johansen, Aaron Comes more

Performed with:

Bono & The Edge, Carlos Santana, Tired Pony(Gary Lightman, Peter Buck, Iain Archer, Jacknife Lee, Scott McCaughey, Troy Stewart), Steve Martin and Edie Brickel, Father John Misty, Josh Groban, Marshall Crenshaw, Shannon McNally, Manhattan Transfer, Bob Moses, Louis Bellson, Mose Allison, Oz Noy, Luciana Souza, more

Toured with:

Joan Osborne, Nena, Raul Midon, Patti Austin, Tired Pony, Lizz Wright, Buster Pointdexter, Angelique Kidjo, Erasure, Jonatha Brooke, Dar Williams, more

Recorded with:

Hamilton: An American Musical, Joan Osborne, Raul Midon, Mika, Vance Joy, Erasure, Jane Siberry, Jonatha Brooke, The East Village Opera Company, Linda Eder, Lucy Woodward more


Phil Ramone, Arif and Joe Mardin, Tony Visconti, Neil Dorfsman, Steve Lillywhite, Mark Plati, Rob Fraboni, Nick Littlemore, Rob Mounsey, Will Lee, James Iha more

Film Scores:

American Gangster, Taking Woodstock, Enchanted, Rumour Has It, Remember Me, Marc Pease Experiement more


Grammy for 'Hamilton- An American Musical', for Best Musical Theatre Album 2016
Grammy Nomination for Joan Osborne’s album 'Bring It On Home', Best Blues Album 2013
Grammy Nomination for East Village Opera Company’s album ‘Olde School’, Best Classical Crossover Album 2009


Richard has also worked as composer/producer on several national advertising campaigns, and regularly co-writes with several songwriting teams. In addition to being co-author of “Teach Yourself Visually Bass Guitar”, he has also worked as an instructor for the National Guitar Workshop and as a clinician for Berklee College of Music.

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