British-born songwriter, producer and composer 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, Imogen Heap, Death Cab For Cutie and Radiohead sealed his passion and molded his senses as a producer.
Now in his fourth year as a published writer/producer with Peer Music, Richard has had cuts with Katharine McPhee (Billboard Top 40), EMI Latin multi-million selling artist Anahi (Billboard Top 10), a top ten single for Universal New Zealand artist Boh Runga and Atlantic new signing Camera Can’t Lie and a recent #1 single with South Africas Idol winner Elvis Blue. He has a forthcoming single with EMI artist Shawn Hlookoff , cuts with several new Latin artists for Sony and EMI and Warners new signing Meghan Kabir amongst others including Universal, Atlantic and Capitol Records. Co-write credits include Grammy award winning and multi million selling writers including Mark Hudson, Pam Sheyne, Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr, Peter Zizzo, Sean Hosein, Darrel Brown, 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, Granada TV, 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.
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 home studio in Los Angeles. Richard will be listening to your songs with SDSG on October 18. Don’t miss him!
This session is open to SDSG Members only; memberships available at the door. Limit two songs; SDSG reserves the right to limit submissions further due to time constraints. Registration opens at 6PM at Country Inn and Suites in Sorento Valley, 5975 Lusk Blvd, San Diego 92121. Session begins at 7PM. Admission is free; Pitch fee is $10 per song. Special thanks to Diane Waters for setting up this awesome opportunity for SDSG members.