British-born artist, songwriter and producer Richard Harris grew up watching his father and grandfather play, compose, and conduct their way around the world, and considers himself lucky to be walking in their footsteps. When he quit the trumpet in favor of the piano as a lad in England, his early passion for writing was apparent and unstoppable. When not emulating his father, other major influences took hold, from The Beatles to ABBA and The Clash. Later on, Massive Attack, Coldplay, Portishead and Radiohead sealed his passion and molded his senses as a producer.
As an artist Richard has toured both the US and Europe and continues to release music independently. His songs have been featured in TV commercials and across numerous TV networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, The BBC, History Channel, Lifetime, MTV, Discovery Channel, TNT, and many others. TV highlights include “Beauty & The Beast”, “Vanderpump Rules”, “The Royals”, “One Tree Hill”, “Cold Case”, “Third Watch”, “The Closer”, “The Hills” and “Joan Of Arcadia”. Recent movie placements include Reese Witherspoon’s box office hit movie “This Means War and an end title song placement in the Tyler Perry movie “Single Moms Club”.
Now in his eighth year as a published artist/writer/producer with Peer Music LA, Richards songwriting credits include cuts with Katharine McPhee (Billboard Top 40), two #1 single’s with South Africa’s Idol winner Elvis Blue off his double platinum selling and SAMA (South Africa’s Grammys) award winning record, a Billboard Top 10 with EMI Latin multi-million selling artist Anahi, a top ten single for Universal New Zealand artist Boh Runga, top ten single with EMI Holland Artist Sabrina Starke and Atlantic band Camera Can’t Lie. A top 20 single with EMI artist Shawn Hook and Sony artist Tyler Shaw in Canada and a top ten record in Japan with boy band Lead from their #1 selling album. In the EDM world Richard has been killing it with a #1 Billboard hit “Lie To Me” with Cole Plante on Hollywood Records, an iTunes top ten single “Young Love” with Felix Cartal, a top 40 iTunes dance hit with Greg Cerrone on Ultra Records and two top 20 singles in the UK with DJ Stonebridge. Co-write credits include Grammy award winning and multi million selling writers including Lazonate Franklin, Justin Gray, Erika Nuri, Mark Hudson, Pam Sheyne, Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr, Keith Follese, Jeff Franzel and Boots Ottestad.
With great respect to the masters of all genres and eyes fixed firmly on the future of the art form, Richard Harris continues to create groundbreaking music in his studio in Los Angeles.
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