A good audience make a good show even better.” - Rich Wyman

Rich's Story

 

"I'm blown away by his songwriting and performing." 
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame - EDDIE VAN HALEN

"The most incredible piano playing I've ever seen. He plays with everything from his head to his toes." 
KCLR FM Radio - IRELAND

"A voice like a hurricane, John Hiatt after a shot of anabolic steroids." 
Oor Magazine - THE NETHERLANDS

"Rich Wyman is one of the most respected musicians on the scene." 
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

 

More than an award-winning artist, accomplished songwriter, and amazing pianist, Rich Wyman is a first-rate showman with a faithful following around the world. An unstoppable creative force, Wyman is the recipient of 10 ASCAP Awards and is also an acclaimed music producer and film composer. He has worked with top names in the music industry and is a passionate performer dedicated to creating original soulful music with direct lyrics.  

Growing up in Allentown, Pennsylvania Rich studied violin from age 5, piano from age 8, began writing at 8, and started performing in clubs at 14. He studied composition and piano at New York University and Manhattan School of Music and played the New York City live music and recording studios scene before relocating to Park City, Utah where he now lives. 

Rock and roll hall of famer Eddie Van Halen discovered Rich and invited him to his 5150 Studio in Los Angeles. Along with Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones engineer) they produced the foundation for Rich's second album Fatherless Child. 

Rich began touring Europe and signed a record deal in The Netherlands. His third album Where We Stand had two TOP 40 hits (So What and Little Things) and Rich played some of the biggest festivals in Europe including ParkPop in The Hague ofr over 300,000 people. His concert tours have included The U.S, Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium.  

His 4th album Live From The Heart was recorded live in The Netherlands. At the Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City Wyman opened for Alanis Morisette and The Goo Goo Dolls and played over 20 shows. Rich released his 5th album Factory recorded in the USA and Europe while continuing to tour. His 6th album, a double DVD/CD entitled Embrace, containing performances in the studio and live on stage in The USA and Europe. Embrace won the "Silver Medal Award for Excellence in a Performance Film" at The Park City Film Music Festival. Wyman composed the soundtrack for the award-winning documentary Sister Wife which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. ASCAP gave mention to his powerful composition Guantanamo in Playback Magazine.  

Rich's  7th album, Home - Solo Piano Improvisations was recorded at his home as he continued writing and performing. He won his 10th ASCAP Award and released his 8th album Songs I Wish I Wrote, his only album of covers. His ambitious 9th album, Good Company, eleven new original songs, recorded with 21 musicians from the U.S.A. and Europe, it took 3 years to complete. 

Las Vegas called Rich in 2013 and he played lead piano in a three piano show at The Venetian hotel and casino for six months. He also performed at top casinos Harrahs, New York-New York, The Wynn, Golden Nugget, Red Rock, Monte Carlo, and many more Las Vegas venues. He also played on Norwegian and Carnival cruise ships. He managed to find time to record his 10th album Live From The Heart II, live in The Netherlands. Rich has also been playing in the Killer Keyz dueling pianos show across the USA for eight years. 

Rich's current project Rich WYman and Lisa Needham (formerly PARK88) is a duo with his wife Lisa Needham. Together they co-wrote and recorded their new album The Fearlessness which was released in 2018. They toured with Grammy winners The Gipsy Kings playing theaters and concert halls across the USA and Canada. In 2019 they played the prestigious ASCAP Music cafe at the Sundance Film Festival and The Folk Alliance International Convention in Montreal. A deluxe edition of The Fearlessness with 12 tracks was released in 2019 accompanied by a European tour. 

2020 found Rich home and writing more than three albums worth of new music and recording demos at his home studio. 2021 sees more of that and his first tours since the pandemic. More new music coming!