“A good audience make a good show even better.” - Rich Wyman
"I'm blown away by Rich's songwriting and performing."
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 for his songwriting 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 the age of five and began studying piano and writing from the age of eight. He started performing in clubs when he was fourteen. Rich studied composition and piano at New York University and The Manhattan School of Music. He worked in many of New York City’s live music venues and recording studios. He produced his first album of original music, Just Might Make It, in 1991.
Eddie Van Halen discovered Rich on stage in Park City, UT and invited him to his 5150 Studios in Los Angeles. Along with Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones engineer) they produced the foundation for Rich's second album, Fatherless Child. That album led to a record contract in The Netherlands where Rich had several hits and he played countless concerts.
Rich’s third album, Where We Stand, produced two TOP 40 hits (So What and Little Things) and Rich played some of the biggest festivals in Europe including ParkPop in The Hague for over 300,000 people. His concert tours have included The U.S, Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium.
Rich’s fourth album, Live From The Heart, was a solo concert recorded live in The Netherlands. At the Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City Rich opened concerts for Alanis Morissette and The Goo Goo Dolls. He played more than 20 concerts during the Olympics. Rich released his fifth album of original music, Factory, recorded in Europe and The USA, while continuing to tour and perform in North America and Europe. His sixth album, a double DVD/CD entitled Embrace, contains 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 seventh album, Home - Solo Piano Improvisations, was recorded at his home in 2009 and he won his tenth ASCAP Award for songwriting. He released his eighth album, Songs I Wish I Wrote, the following year. His ambitious ninth album, Good Company, contains eleven great original songs, and was recorded with over twenty musicians from The U.S.A. and Europe. Rich also played keyboards on two tours with Air Supply.
In 2013 Las Vegas called and Rich played lead piano in a three grand piano show called Tres Grande at The Venetian hotel and casino. He performed at some of Las Vegas’s top casinos/venues including Harrahs, New York-New York, The Wynn and many more. He also played on Norwegian and Carnival cruise ships in The Mediterranean and off the California coast. Rich found time to record his tenth album, Live From The Heart II, a follow up solo concert recorded live in The Netherlands to his popular 2003 release, Live From The Heart.
Rich's newest project, Rich Wyman & Lisa Needham (formerly PARK88), is a collaboration with his wife. Together they co-wrote and recorded their debut album, The Fearlessness. The musical couple toured The USA and Canada with Grammy winners The Gipsy Kings, playing some of the top theaters and concert halls in North America. In 2019 they performed in the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City and at 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.
Rich continues to write creative and powerful music.