Ian Ritchie is a composer, producer, arranger and saxophonist. He was the producer of Roger Waters' album Radio Kaos, along with many other recordings with artists such as Laurie Anderson (Strange Angels), Pete Wylie (Sinful), Hugh Cornwell (Wolf) and The Big Dish (Swimmer).
Ritchie is married to the jazz and cabaret performer Holly Penfield.
Ritchie is also the composer of "The Globe Trekker Theme" (previously known as "The Lonely Planet Theme"), the theme music of the travel show Globe Trekker.
He is a member of the Liverpool based theatre rock group Deaf School and has released a number of singles in the 1980s under the name Miro Miroe. His saxophone playing can be heard on "See the Day" by D. C. Lee, "Club Tropicana" by Wham, "C'est La Vie" by Robbie Nevil and more recently on his debut jazz album "Ian Ritchie's SOHO Project".
In 2006-2008 Ritchie toured as the saxophonist with Roger Waters as part of the backing band on the Dark Side of the Moon Live tour. In 2010 he toured Europe with Australian Progressive Rock band Unitopia.
He has recently ( 2013 ) released a second jazz album under his own name entitled "South Of Houston" and is performing live with the Harry Waters Quartet. In addition he has produced an album for the ecstatic dance group URUBU and performs with them regularly onstage. Other groups Ritchie plays with frequently include The Blue Jays ( 50's rock 'n' roll ), The Holly Penfield band ( jazz/cabaret ), Tina T's Smooth Soul ( soul / r&b / house ) and the Crown Moran Allstars ( jazz ) who also have an eponymous album written and produced by Ritchie.
Text from this biography licensed under creative commons license