Biography

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 U.S.A. He 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 films came in 1998 when he scored Jake West’s cult debut feature Razor Blade Smile. His collaboration with Jake continued with the horror film Evil Aliens which won the Raindance award at the British Independent Film Awards and most recently with the ZomCom Doghouse.

In 2002 Richard started 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 Warrior King.

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 well over half a million 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. The score received fantastic reviews.

Richard scored all five series of the Touchpaper/ BBC smash hit Being Human for which he was nominated for a BAFTA and a Music and Sound award for best TV Soundtrack. he followed this with Touchpaper/ ITV2's witch comedy/ drama Switch.

He recently finished the score for Michael Bartlett's indie horror/ drama Treehouse, which went straight to number 1 on the UK iTunes horror chart.

He has also contributed original tracks for Creative Assembly's hotly anticipated Total War Battles - Kingdom 

FEATURE FILMS:

  • Treehouse - Aunt Max Entertainment
  • Doghouse – Carnaby International
  • Mutant Chronicles – Edward R. Pressman Films
  • Evil Aliens - Falcon Media
  • Ong Bak - Contender Group
  • Razor Blade Smile - Manga

TELEVISION:

  • Being Human Series 5 
  • Switch                         
  • Being Human Series 4  
  • Becoming Human       
  • Being Human Series 3  
  • Being Human Series 2  
  • Being Human Series 1 

VIDEO GAMES include:

  • Total War Battles - Kingdom
  • Pop Idol
  • WW2 Frontline
  • Superman
  • Gangsters 1 & 2
  • Lego Island 2
  • Abomination
  • Legoland
  • Cutthroats
  • X-Com Apocalypse
  • F18 Super Hornet
  • Apache Longbow
  • Z
  • GPM 1 & 2
  • BumpNBurn

FILM TRAILERS include:

  • Invisible Target
  • Mutant Chronicles
  • City of Violence
  • Hard Boiled
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Invisible Target
  • The Duelist
  • Dead Man’s Cards
  • Seven Swords
  • Police Story
  • Warrior King
  • The Grudge 2
  • Evil Aliens
  • Brotherhood
  • Ong-Bak
  • The Grudge
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Naked Weapon
  • Bullet in the Head

DISCOGRAPHY as Composer:

  • Viral
  • Being Human Series 3
  • Nearfield
  • Conflict
  • Being Human Series 1 and 2
  • Ambient Spirit
  • Mutant Chronicles
  • Altered States
  • Evil Aliens
  • Overkill 2
  • Global Shockwave
  • Overkill