Kidd : R!ch
aka Richard Harris
I am a songwriter and Producer here in LA and have had a Peluso 2247LE for some years now. John was amazing getting me a fantastic mic and have used it on ever record I have done. Demo’s, dance tracks, pop tracks etc etc. People always ask me what mic I use as the sound is almost unbeatable! I honestly don’t know what I would do without it!!
British-born artist, songwriter and producer Richard Harris aka KiDD R!CH 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.
Now in his sixth year as a published writer/producer with Peer Music LA, Richard has had 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 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 in Canada and a top ten record in Japan with boy band Lead. 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 and a top 40 iTunes dance hit with Greg Cerrone on Ultra Records. This year is set to continue positively with two major label single releases for artists in Canada and Portugal, and 5 new EDM single releases scheduled for this summer. 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.
If you turn on the TV anywhere in the world, you’ll hear Richard’s music on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, The BBC, History Channel, Lifetime, MTV, Discovery Channel, TNT, and many others. His songs have been heard in commercials, and TV shows including “One Tree Hill”, “Cold Case”, “Third Watch”, “The Closer”, “The Hills”, “Joan Of Arcadia”, and even awards shows like Critic’s Choice and Cinematheque. Most recently Richard had a songs placed in the Reese Witherspoon box office hit movie “This Means War” and CW’s hit TV show “Beauty & The Beast” and an end title song placement in the current Tyler Perry movie “Single Moms Club”.
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.