Steve Richter is an Australian freelance musician who began performing at a young age. He has developed into an exceptionally diverse musician whose skills see him don many hats; percussionist, producer, composer and educator.
With a deep love of sharing music in live situations he is recognised for his polished, energetic performances and is comfortable behind a myriad of instruments. Current favourites are the cajon, vibraphone and latin percussion instruments. He also performs regularly on keys, didgeridoo and electronic set ups. He has toured throughout Australia and abroad with various outfits and has performed with many top Australian artists including Eskimo Joe, Synergy, Christine Anu, Yothu Yindi, Greg Sheehan and the WA Symphony. Currently, he is part of several groups; Joni in the Moon (drums) Flamenco Puro (cajon), Liquid Lounge (vibes, electronics) and Japa Tree (keys, electronics). He also continues to collaborate with the brilliant Studio 42 creative team of Josh Hogan and Justin McArdle.
As a producer, Steve has created albums with his bands (Taal Naan, Mr. Sister and Tetrafide Percussion ) as well as composing, recording and producing the Dancing with the Elements Wu Tao music. In 2014, he produced his first didge album Regrowth. As a session muso, Steve has added his musical flavour to numerous recordings and in 2014, he was the composer and produced the music for for the West Australian short film Factory293.
As an educator, Steve has devised and delivered workshops for many institutions and events including RhythmSong, the Royal College of Music (London) and Artsedge. He has performed at literally hundreds of schools throughout Australia through the Musica Viva in Schools program. As a member of Tetrafide Percussion, he was also artist in residence at WA Academy of Performing Arts, 2006-07.