Richard Pell began studying guitar at the age 5 and at age 14 was writing and performing extensively with several eclectic Toronto bands such as Oliver Schroer and the Stewed Tomatoes, Chunk o` Funk and the Simon Wilcox Band.
Eager to expand his horizons, Rich rounded out his musical education at the Royal Conservatory and York University, where he explored styles ranging from Baroque and 20th Century Avant-Garde to Jazz and Far-out Electronica.
In 2002, after studying with eminent orchestrator Scott Smalley in New York City, he returned to his native Toronto to start up Vertigosound Music. Rich has composed music for over 40 Feature Films, Documentaries and Television Series with help from established composers Dylan Heming and Isabelle Noel.
Highlights include the HBO comedy series 'Call Me Fitz' 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. Most recently, his smash retro-musical 'Bang Bang Baby' won the award for Best First Feature Film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.