Founder of Vertigosound Music, Richard picked guitar at age 5, and began his professional career at 14 , writing and playing with several eclectic Toronto bands such as Oliver Schroer and the Stewed Tomatoes , Paul Humphreys Broken Arrow and the Simon Wilcox Band.
Eager to expand his horizons, Rich rounded out his education at the Royal Conservatory, were he learned a variety of musical disciplines ranging from Baroque to 20th Century Avant-Garde to Jazz to Electronica and Pop.
After studying with eminent orchestrator Scott Smalley in New York City , he returned to his native Toronto to start up Vertigosound Music , were hes scored over 40 television series , numerous Documentaries , Feature + Short Films and Musicals .
Highlights include the HBO comedy series “Call Me Fitz” and “Raising Expectations “ starring Jason Priestly , “Less Than Kind” starring Maury Chaykin , “Wildthings” starring Dominic Monaghan , animated series “Mothers UP!” starring Eva Longoria and additional music for the Sci-Fi Thriller “Splice”, starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley and more recently the drama “ Mallory Towers “ based on the eponymous book series by Enid Blyton for the BBC .
The smash retro-musical "Bang Bang Baby" won the award for Best First Feature Film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and “Call Me Fitz” won for ‘Best Comedy Series“ 2 years in a row at the CSA Awards