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 ten ASCAP Awards for songwriting and the WAM Award for Best Keyboards. Rich is also an acclaimed music producer and film composer. He is a passionate performer dedicated to creating original rock/jazz piano with soulful music and direct lyrics.
Studying classical piano and violin from age five Wyman graduated from The High School for Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and immediately moved to New York City where he studied piano and composition at New York University and The Manhattan School of Music. He performed and recorded in New York City for eight years. After skiing in Park City, Utah Wyman moved there and released his first album Just Might Make It. He was discovered by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Van Halen. Van Halen brought the husky-voiced talent to his 5150 Studio in Los Angeles. Along with Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones engineer) Eddie played guitar and produced the foundation of Rich's second album, Fatherless Child. Rich spent three years working with Van Halen. Fatherless Child broke radio in Europe and Wyman was signed to a record company in The Netherlands. His next two albums Where We Stand and Live... From The Heart produced two TOP 40 hits So What! and Little Things and resulted in TV, radio appearances, and festival and concert tours including PARKPOP in The Hague for over 350,000 people.
On the medals plaza stage at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics Wyman opened concerts for Alanis Morissette and The Goo Goo Dolls and played 24 shows in 17 days, it was insane! In 2005 Rich released his 5th album Factory and a. year later his live DVD/CD Embrace won the Silver Medal Award for "Excellence in a Performance Film" at Park City Film Music Festival at The Sundance Film Festival. He also composed the soundtrack for the award-winning documentary Sister Wife, which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. ASCAP gave mention to his powerful song and video Guantanamo in ASCAP'S Playback Magazine. In 2009 Rich's album Home - Solo Piano Improvisations was released and Rich continued writing and performing in Europe and The U.S.A. In 2012 Wyman released Good Company, an album featuring great performances from musicians in The USA and Europe.
Rich has put out 11 albums and in 2024 he will release four albums of new music, two albums with his wife as the duo Rich Wyman & Lisa Needham plus two new Rich Wyman solo albums!
Rich took over ownership of Killer Keyz LLC in 2022 and has turned the company into a powerful tour de force, playing over 100 shows a year across the USA with some of the best pianists/singers in the country.
Rich continues to write new music, produce new albums, play more shows, and balance work and play. Rich Wyman truly is living the dream!