Richard began his professional music career as a programmer, keyboard player and engineer. His credits include work on tracks by Dominic King (MY SIMPLE HEART), John Moss (CULTURE CLUB), TALK TALK and CLAN OF XYMOX. He joined Xymox in 1991 and toured the USA and later engineered and mixed their album Metamorphosis.
Richard met games composer, Dave Punshon in 1994 and since then they have worked together, composing music for over 30 computer games.
Richard's break into film came in 1998, when he scored Jake West's cult debut feature RAZOR BLADE SMILE. Richard's collaboration with Jake has continued with the horror film EVIL ALIENS, which won the Raindance award at the British Independent Film Awards October 2005.
In 2002 Richard found a niche writing music for film trailers. He has worked extensively for several labels including the Weinstein Company's Dragon Dynasty. His original trailer music, for over 50 feature films includes The Grudge, Seven Swords and Infernal Affairs.
In 2005 Richard completely re-scored the Thai martial arts smash hit ONG-BAK. After a successful theatrical release, the UK version of Ong-Bak has gone on to sell over 500,000 units on DVD.
After scoring the teaser for Simon Hunter, Richard was asked to write a full orchestral score for the major feature film MUTANT CHRONICLES, starring Thomas Jane and Ron Pearlman.
More recently, Richard scored the hit TV series BEING HUMAN and the Jake West comedy / horror film DOGHOUSE.
Richard also writes music for the KPM / EMI production music label.
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The Mutant Chronicles
Edward R. Pressman Films
Razor Blade Smile
Touchpaper Television / ITV2
VIDEO GAMES include:
Gangsters 1 & 2
Lego Island 2
FILM TRAILERS include:
City of Violence
Dead Man's Cards
DISCOGRAPHY as Composer