My name is Ethan Richey. I was born and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area. My childhood was spent skating, hanging at the beach, and of course, digging into as much music as I could get my hands on.
Son to an amazing guitarist, there was never a shortage of diverse music to listen to. At the age of 5, I developed a love for the skillful jazz guitar playing of legends, Barney Kessel and George Benson. My father recalls overhearing me humming the guitar melodies while playing with my toys.
Through the years I dug further into jazz albums, while also developing an interest in heavy metal, alternative rock, and blues. At the age of 16, I decided that I wanted to learn the guitar, and my father kindly began teaching me. I was enthralled. I often stayed up, practicing chords, rhythms, and scale shapes into the late hours of the night.
As I kept practicing guitar, I found myself appreciating more genres, particularly music in film. Hans Zimmer was a huge inspiration to me, and I loved the way he integrated beautiful melodies with heavy rhythmic percussion. I began learning Logic Pro and started using midi controllers to recreate his songs from scratch. And soon, I delved into original music.
I have since created music for several upcoming indie games, university promos, businesses, and more.
In addition to this, I have gotten to play guitar on several professional albums in a variety of genres. Guitar is still my passion and I love to use what I've learned in my studies of jazz theory and music theory in general, as a tool to aid my composition.