Born in sunny Santa Barbara, California. Started singing before speaking. Joined a band at 9. Formed ‘Dishwalla’ at 20. Wrote #1 Hit Counting Blue Cars at 21. Signed by A&M records at 22. Awarded Billboard Award for ‘Rock Track of the Year’ in 1997, Billboard #1 Heatseeker Album trackBillboard #1 Modern Rock Track… Awarded ASCAP award 1997 & 1998 for Song of the Year. Signed by Interscope Records at 29, co-produced and released 5 Records as ‘Dishwalla’. Toured the World playing over 300 shows per year for 15 years. Played live at Billboard Awards1997. Played live on ‘The Tonight Show’‘Jon Stewart’, ‘Conan O’Brien’’Craig Kilborn’‘Charmed’ and more. Evolved to Solo Career in 2008. Released Album 6, ‘A Beautiful End’ in 2009. Produced Award Winning Artists from the UK and USA. LA Mayor Honored Proclamation for Humanitarian work in El Salvador. Wrote and sung songs featured on ‘American Pie’, ‘Smallville’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘One Tree Hill’, ‘Criminal Minds’ etc. Launched highely successful PledgeMusic Campaign and Released Album 7 ‘Honor et Amore’ in 2015. Released Album 8, ‘Stripped’ in 2016. Currently working on Album NINE in the Green Room.  Songwriter, Singer, Producer. Solo Artist. Film Producer. Engineer. Living in Oxford, UK with Award Winning Director wife Min Reid and their children. Passionate about music. Direct descendant of King of the Scots, Robert The Bruce. Love the Highlands. Love family.

Dishwalla Days

 

Past Awards

R&R #1 Record of Year 1996

R&R #1 Top 50 Active Rock Chart – 5 weeks in a row

R&R #1 Top 50 Alternative Rock Chart – 2 weeks in a row

R&R #1 Top 50 Rock Chart – 2 weeks in a row

R&R Top 5 Hot AC Chart

R&R Top 5 CHR Chart

Billboard Award for ‘Rock Track of the Year’ 1997

Billboard #1  Heatseeker Album track

Billboard #1  Modern Rock Track

Billboard #4 Top 40 Mainstream track

Billboard #5 Hot AC track

Billboard #15 Hot 100 track

iTunes #20 Debut Alternative Top 50 Chart “A Beautiful End”

iTunes #48 Debut Mainstream Top 100 Chart “A Beautiful End”

RIAA Certified Gold Record “Pet Your Friends”

RIAA Certified Platinum Record “Pet Your Friends”

RIAA Certified Gold Record “American Pie”

ASCAP award 1997 Song of the Year

ASCAP award 1998 Song of the Year

LA Mayor Honored Proclamation for Humanitarian Efforts 2012

DISCOGRAPHY
1994 – Compilation -Carpenters Tribute – Its Gonna Take Some Time  – A&M –  Single

Lead Vocals / co-arranged

1995 – Dishwalla – Pet Your Friends –  Album –  A&M

Co-Produced / Lead Vocals / All Keyboards / Programming  / Wrote(some co-wrote) and Arranged

1995 – Dishwalla – Haze  – A&M   Single

Co-produced / Lead Vocals / wrote & arranged

1995 – Soundtrack – She Cried No – Counting Blue Cars – A&M

Co-produced/ Lead Vox / Keys /  Wrote & Arranged

1995 – Soundtrack – Empire Records – Counting Blue Cars – A&M

Co-produced/ Lead Vox / Keys /  Wrote & Arranged

1996 – Dishwalla – Other Side of the World  – A&M  B-side

Produced / Recorded / Engineered / co-mixed / Lead Vocals / co-wrote & arranged

1996 – Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars – A&M –  Single –

Co-produced/ Lead Vox / Keys /  Wrote & Arranged

1996 – Soundtrack – Her Last Chance – Haze – A&M

Co-produced / Lead Vocals / wrote & arranged

1997 – Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars(acoustic) – A&M  – Single

Produced / Recorded / Engineered / Piano / Lead Vocals / wrote and arranged

1997 – Dishwalla – Charlie Brown’s Parents  – A&M  single

Co-produced / Lead Vocals / Keys / wrote and arranged

1997 – Amy Grant – Big Yellow Taxi – A&M – single

Produced / co-mixed / Backup vocals / piano / arranged

1998 – Dishwalla – Stay Awake – A&M – single

Co-produced / Pro Tools Eng. / Programming / Lead vocals / Co-wrote & arranged

1998 – Dishwalla – Once in a while – A&M/Interscope – Single

Co-produced / Lead Vocals / co-arranged

1998 – Soundtrack – The Avengers -Truth Serum –  A&M/Interscope

Co-produced / Pro Tools Eng. / Lead Vocals / co-wrote & arranged

1998 – Soundtrack  – Back to the Future – Pretty Babies – A&M/Interscope

Co-produced / Pro Tools Eng. / Programming / Lead Vox / Co-wrote & arranged

1998 – Dishwalla – And you think you know what life’s about  –  Album –  A&M / Interscope

Co-produced / Engineered / Pro Tools Eng. / Lead Vox / guitar / keys / Wrote(some co-wrote) & Arranged

1998 – Soundtrack – Stir of Echoes – Stay Awake – A&M/ Interscope

Co-produced/ Engineered/ Pro Tools Eng./ Programming/ Lead vocals/ keys/ co-wrote & arranged

1999 – Compilation – Depeche Mode – For the Masses – Policy of Truth – Universal

Co-produced / Recorded / engineered / Lead Vocals / co-arranged

1999 – Soundtrack – American Pie – Find Your way Back home – Interscope

Co-produced/ Recorded/ Engineered / Lead Vocals / Co-wrote & Arranged

1999 – Soundtrack – Charmed – Until I Wake Up – A&M/Interscope

Co-produced/ Pro Tools Eng./ programming/ Lead Vocals/ Guitar/ Wrote & Arranged

1999 – Soundtrack – Charmed –Stay Awake – A&M/Interscope

Co-produced/ Engineered/ Pro Tools Eng./ Programming/ Lead vocals/ keys/ co-wrote & arranged

1999 – Soundtrack – Charmed – Counting Blue Cars – A&M

Co-produced/ Lead Vox / Keys / Wrote & Arranged

2000 – Movie Score – Morning – Down Home Entertainment

Produced/ Recorded/ Engineered/ Mixed/ Programming/  wrote and arranged (in 2 days)

2000 – Soundtrack – Morning – Carolina Skyline – orphanage – end title

Produced/ Lead vocals/ Guitar / co-wrote & arranged

2000 – Soundtrack – Homicide: the art of murder – Bridge Song – A&M/ Interscope

Co-produced/ Engineered/ Lead Vocals/ Guitar / wrote & arranged

2000 – Soundtrack – Dragonfly – other side of the world – A&M

Produced / Recorded / Engineered / co-mixed / Lead Vocals / co-wrote & arranged

2002 – Dishwalla – Opaline –  Immergent  – Album

Co-produced / Pro Tools Eng. / Keys / Guitar / programming / Wrote (some co-wrote) & arranged

2002 – Soundtrack – Smallville – Angels or Devils – Immergent

Co-produced / Lead Vocals / co-wrote and arranged

2002 – Dishwalla – Somewhere in the Middle  – immergent  single

Co-produced / Lead vocals / wrote and arranged

2002 – Soundtrack – Smallville – Opaline – Orphanage

Co-produced/ Lead Vocals/ guitar/ programming/ pro-tools eng./ keys/ wrote & arranged

2003 – Soundtrack – Banger Sisters – Home – Orphanage

Co-produced / Pro-tools Eng. / Programming / Lead vocals/ guitar / wrote & arranged

2003 – Dishwalla – Home  – Immergent –  single

Co-produced / Pro-tools Eng. / Programming / Lead vocals/ guitar / wrote & arranged

2003 – Dishwalla – Angels or Devils  – immergent  single

Co-produced / Lead Vocals / co-wrote and arranged

2004 – Dishwalla – The Flow State (live) – orphanage – Album

Produced / Recorded/ engineered / Edited / Pro-tools Eng. / co-mixed / Lead Vocals / piano / Guitar

2004 – Dishwalla – Santa Claus Lane – Xmas Record – Independent

Produced / Recorded / Engineered / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Arranged / Lead Vocals / Guitar / Keys / Programming

2005 – Dishwalla – Dishwalla  – Orphanage – Album

Pro-Tools Eng. / programming / Lead Vocals / Guitar / Keys / wrote(some co-wrote) and arranged

2005 – Dishwalla – Collide – orphanage   single

Lead Vocals / Guitar / wrote and arranged

2005 – Dishwalla – Collide(demo)  – orphanage  exclusive single for iTunes

Produced / Recorded/ Engineered / Mixed / Pro Tools Eng. / Programming / Vocals and all Instruments / wrote & arranged

2005 – Soundtrack – Smallville – Collide – Orphanage

Lead Vocals / Guitar / programming / wrote and arranged

2005 – Soundtrack – NCIS – Bleeding Out – Orphanage

Lead Vocals/ Guitar/ wrote and arranged

2005 – JR Richards – ‘First Christmas’ – Single-  limited release for Christmas

Produced / Recorded / Engineered / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Wrote & Arranged / Lead vocals and all instruments

2006 – Super Swamper – indie – Album – Independent

Co-Produced / Recorded / Engineered / Pro Tools Eng. / keys / mixed

2007 –  Soundtrack – Two:Thirteen – End Title Song – ‘ I Will Give You Life’ – Anthem Pictures

Produced / Recorded / Engineered / Pro Tools Eng. / Wrote & Arranged / Lead Vocals / Guitar / Keys / Programming

2007 – JR Richards – Live Solo – ‘Give’ – Independent

Produced / Recorded / Mixed / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Lead vocals / Piano / programming

2009 – JR Richards – A Beautiful End – Solo Album – HT Records

Produced / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Programming / Vocals / Keys / Bass(some) / Guitar

2010 – JR Richards – Soundtrack – One Tree Hill – Far End of the Black – HT Records

Produced / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Vocals / Keys / Guitar

2010 – JR Richards – 20 Minute Christmas – Solo EP – HT Records

Produced / Arranged / Some Wrote / Engineered / Mixed / Pro Tools Eng. / Programming / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass

2011 – JR Richards – B-Sides & Remixes – Solo EP – HT Records

Produced / Recorded / Mixed / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Pro Tools Eng. / Programming / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass

2012 –BritRoyal– Unfinished – Debut Album

Produced / Co-Wrote / Engineered / Pro-Tools Eng / Programming / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass

2012 – SoundTrack – How I Met Your Mother – “Counting Blue Cars” – CBS

Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Vocals / Keys

2013 – Main Title Theme – SAF3 – “White Light” – CW Network

Produced / Recorded / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass / Programming

2013 – Soundtrack – SAF3 – “More Than Ever Now” – CW Network

Produced / Recorded / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass / Programming

2013 – Soundtrack – SAF3 – “Cathedrals” – CW Network

Produced / Recorded / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass / Programming

2013 – Soundtrack – SAF3 – “The Fading Light” – CW Network

Produced / Recorded / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass / Programming

2013 – Soundtrack – SAF3 – “Look Away” – performed by: Allie Nixon – CW Network

Produced / Recorded / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Keys / Guitar / Bass / Programming

2013 – Soundtrack – SAF3 – “You’re Not Alone” – CW Network

Produced / Recorded / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass / Programming

2013 – Soundtrack – SAF3 – “Waiting For Silence” – performed by: Allie Nixon – CW Network

Produced / Recorded / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass / Programming

2013 – Soundtrack – SAF3 – “Never Again” – performed by: Allie Nixon – CW Network

Produced / Recorded / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Mixed / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass / Programming

2013 – Soundtrack – SAF3 – “Carry On” – performed by: Allie Nixon – CW Network

Produced / Recorded / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Mixed /  Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Bass / Programming

2013 – Soundtrack – Criminal Minds – “Precious Stone” – CBS

Produced / Recorded / Co-Wrote & Arranged / Mixed / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Programming

2014 – Vanaka – Gratitude – Debut Album – One Ride Records

Produced / Recorded / Co-Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Vocals / Keys / Guitar / Programming

2014 – JR Richards – Single – “Flower of Scotland” – feat: Allie Nixon & Spud the Piper – Reid Richards

Produced / Recorded / Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Vocals / Keys /

2014 – JR Richards – Single – “Until I Wake Up” – Acoustic  – Reid Richards

Produced / Recorded / Wrote / Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Vocals / Strings / Guitar

2015 – Brit Royal – Second Release – London – Indie

Produced / Recorded / Co-Wrote / Co-Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Vocals / Strings / Guitar / Mixed

2016 – JR Richards – 2nd Solo Album – Honore et Amore –  Reid-Richards

Produced / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Programming / Vocals / Keys / Bass / Guitar

2016 – JR Richards – Acoustic Album – Stripped – Reid-Richards

Produced / Mixed / Mastered / Wrote & Arranged / Engineered / Edited / Pro Tools Eng. / Vocals / Piano / Bass/ Guitar / Drums