Richard is a freelance composer. His first instrument is the guitar which he began playing as child and later went on to study music at Cornish College of the Arts . He currently releases music under Bloomypetal, Slowpoke and Richard Houghten. Him and his brother Russell Houghten work together to create videos where Russell films and edits while Richard composes the soundtrack. His music has been used in different shows and films such as MTV's True Life series and Transworld's The Cinematogragher Project. He currently lives in Oakland California.