Genres:Electronic - Trance, Electronic - Techno, Electronic - Lounge/Chillout, Electronic - Industrial, Electronic - House/Dance/Progressive, Electronic - Big Beat, Electronic - Ambient, Jazz - JazzPop/Light Jazz, Pop Rock, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Alternative Rock
This English born composer, producer and singer/songwriter, now residing in Los Angeles, brings to the US a continuing heritage of great British music, along with an American flavour that has already generated a great deal of success both sides of the pond.
From an early age, his desire to write music was apparent when he quit playing the Trumpet, in favour of the Piano, so he could emulate his Father, Johnny Harris, a hugely, respected composer and arranger. Other major influences range from the music and composers he loved and listened to, from Led Zeppelin to Stravinsky and Vaughan Williams, to more recent influences like Massive Attack, Chemical Brothers and Radiohead.
With credits that include CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, The BBC & Granada TV, to name but a few, touring both Europe and USA, and several TV appearances back in England, Richard has more than the usual to offer as a composer, songwriter and producer. His instrumental music has found a home with UK based Artemis Music and Los Angeles based Firstcom, Killer Tracks, Messy Music, D2 Music, Pump Audio, Riptide Music and Premier Tracks libraries. He has scored two independent shorts that will be making the festival circuits later this year and has composed music to a number of TV and radio commercials. Incorporating both contemporary and classical styles, Richard’s music has been sold to TV, Film and Corporate media all around the World and achieved a #1 on the website, Garageband.com, against 16,500 other artists where reviewers were comparing Richard’s songwriting to the likes of David Gray, Keane, Aqualung and Coldplay.
His knowledge of music technology has already become a valuable resource to many that surround him, but ultimately it allows Richard to compose and produce all of his own work at his home based Pro-Tools studio in Los Angeles.
Respecting the great masters and embracing the new ground breakers is where you can truly place the music of Richard Harris, with a nod to those that set the standards before, but with both eyes fixed firmly on the future of music making.