G E N O V A L
From the tender age of 7, Rich has been entertaining and wowing audiences. Through pure connection and tireless dedication to his music, the young Rich began to mature as quickly as his evolving musical abilities. His father - a charasmatic, retired singer/writer - was no stranger to the local music scene. He used his contacts at venues to book Rich as a young, classical pianist. By age 13, Rich would take the stage at some of NJ's largest and most prestigious venues, receiving numerous awards, and going on to win the state's most competitive contests as a concert pianist. He would go on to be asked to perform the National Anthem at the Puerto Rican Day Parade...but he knew in his heart there would be more to his story.
He knew classical piano alone was just the beginning for him, and this is where he found a bit of a 'hidden talent'; his voice. He began secretly writing his first song at the age of 14 while sitting at a moderately out-of-tune practice piano at the school after hours, while the rest of his friends would hit the basketball courts at the park. A few years later, he went on to record this song with an original trio with two childhood friends, and they would land a showcase on international television, performing on the world-renown Latin talk-show, "Cristina" in Miami, FL. This spot eventually led the group to Madrid, Spain where they would complete a radio tour and perform on other international shows overseas. A few years to follow, the original trio would break up, but this did not stop his momentum.
He would go on to score several domestic accomplishments such as invitations to sing the National Anthem at The Prudential Center and MSG sporting events, as well as getting his original compositions placed on numerous National television shows, and sharing the stage with some of the world's most renown performers and musicians...
Rich is dedicated to the idea that the world is a better place when people are elevated. He believes fully that by elevating one listener at a time with his passionate creative expression, he can help make the world a wonderful place of enlightened, inspired and elevated individuals.
"I make people feel things for a living. It's a dream come true. It's not so much about the fame; it's about turning someone's whole day around by giving them a great performance and taking them somewhere they didn't expect to be emotionally on a random Monday night...they go home happy...and happiness is contagious. When someone comes up to me after a show and genuinely says "thank you so much for that, you made my day"...it's the single greatest thing I could ever hear, and I know I'm serving the world."