Rich and Eddie Van Halen worked together and were friends for years. Eddie produced, played guitar, bass, and sang background vocals while working on many of Rich's songs at his legendary 5150 Recording Studio in Los Angeles.
Rich and his wife Lisa toured the USA and Canada as PARK88 with the Gipsy King playing some of the most beautiful and iconic venues in North America including The Beacon Theater on Broadway!
Rich is a voting member of The Recording Academy and donates his time as a mentor in the academy's GRAMMY U program. GRAMMY U connects college students with the industry's brightest and most talented minds, GRAMMY U provides aspiring professionals with the tools and opportunities necessary to start a career in music.
Rich played lead piano in The Three Grand Piano Show "Tres Grandes" at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The show featured Rich's original composition "Weird Man's March". He also played many shows at Harrah's, New York New York, The Golden Nugget, and numerous other top venues in Las Vegas.
Rich had several hits in Europe and played many festivals including ParkPop in The Hague for 350,000 people, Bospop, HuntenPop, Seaside Festival in Ireland, PopKomm in Germany, and countless tours!
Rich rocked the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City! He opened for Alanis Morissette and The Goo Goo Dolls on The Medals Arena Stage. He played 24 shows in 17 days! An epic experience!