Richard Barbieri Bank
Richard Barbieri started his musical career with the group Japan in 1975. The band achieved critical and commercial success with their 5th studio album "Tin Drum" which stayed in the UK charts for a year. The painstaking approach to synthesiser programming along with the original rhythmic patterns of Mick Karn and Steve Jansen produced a sound that remains original to this day. After 10 years working with the Medium Label with Jansen and Karn and producing 10 albums, he joined the progressive rock band Porcupine Tree in 1993. Their last album "The Incident" charted top 30 throughout Europe and peaked at 25 on the US Billboard chart.
As well as numerous collaborative projects, Richard has made 2 solo albums "Things Buried" and "Stranger Inside". Aside from recording and touring he sound designs for various music software and synthesiser manufacturers.
His most recent album release was the collaboration with Steve Hogarth titled "Not The Weapon But the Hand" available on KScope Records. More information at www.richardbarbieri.net