Rikhard Murto (FI)
#Cheek, Diandra, Ismo Leikola, Freelance
Paiste Artist Since May 2015
18" Masters Dark Crash
18" Signature Dark Energy Dark Energy Crash Mark I
20" Masters Dark Ride
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Stack
8" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
24" Masters Deep Ride
22" Formula 602 Classic Sounds Thin Crash
22" Masters Dark Ride
Rikhard Murto (b.1981) is a diverse drummer and producer from Helsinki, Finland (EU) whom wears many hats. In addition to working as a composer for TV and film, a record producer and remixer he is currently working with many of Finlandís top artists and biggest live productions. This has led him to become a sought after performer and live producer to play traditional drum set as well as his intricate electronic and hybrid drum/percussion setups on TV, radio and on tours around Finland and throughout Europe.
Rikhard is currently working as the drummer for Cheek, who in 2014 made live concert history in Finland by selling out The Helsinki Olympic Stadium twice (over 80,000 people attended this event). Later released on DVD, Cheek - Live @ Olympiastadion 2014 CD+DVD+BLU-RAY / Warner Music. Also the drummer for World's Funniest Comedian (Laugh Factory/USA) Ismo Leikola and drummer/musical director for talented Finnish Idol winner Diandra. He is is very involved with the live production aspect as a trusted live programmer for many Finnish top artists.
Rikhard is active in the drumming community in Finland; he is active with social media scene on Twitter/Instagram and is produces high quality YouTube content to his own rikihifi-channel. The goal with this footage is to concentrate on improvisational jams with different lineups consisting of Finland's top musicians. The videos have been getting a very good response around the world in a short period of time. A new series of jam videos are in the works for late 2015 - early 2016 release.