Richi Carter is a Multi-Award Winning Film Composer, whose recent awards have included Best Original Score, Best Composer and Best Soundtrack. Born Richard James Carter near London, UK, Richi first studied music under Hollywood composer Harry Gregson-Williams, who was a music teacher at a school in Surrey at the time. Richi began playing the guitar aged 10, going on to achieve Grade 8 in both electric and bass guitar, as well as becoming a competent pianist and drummer. After studying Music and Music Technology at College he went on to complete a Music Degree (BMus) at the University of Huddersfield; specialising in Film Music, Sound Design, and Music & The Moving Image.
Following his graduation from University, Richi joined the British Army as an Officer, enjoying a successful career in the Royal Tank Regiment as a Challenger 2 Tank Commander. It was following this that he began work as a freelance composer, where he started out writing and producing bespoke music for a number of different clients and projects around the world, including TV commercials for MI5, MI6, Sainsburys and Nickelodeon, amongst others.
Richi's musical style derives from a number of different influences. As a guitarist, he draws a lot of inspiration from rock bands such as Queen and Guns N' Roses, as well as a lot of newer metal bands; although he has stated that much of his orchestral works also reflect heavy influence from composers such as Thomas Bergersen, Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky, and Brian Tyler. He recently revealed that the odd spelling of his nickname "Richi", was inspired at a young age by the guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
In 2018 Richi began working with Jon Altham and Soundwave Studios, and soon after this left the British Army at the rank of Captain in order to work full-time in the film music industry. Alongside his film & TV projects Richi also continues to produce music as a solo artist, and released his debut album "Invicta" in December 2019. He has composed and collaborated on numerous projects in recent years, with his latest feature film "Imperative" due for release in 2022.