Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie has had a long and diverse career in music that shows no signs of letting up. He is a band member of The Roger Waters Band, Deaf School, Ian Ritchie's SOHO Project, The Cricklewood Cats and the Holly Penfield Band.

He has played and arranged for many studio recording sessions. Highlights include “Watching You, Watching Me” by David Grant, “The Beach Boys” by The Beach Boys, “Babylon The Bandit” by Steel Pulse, “See The Day” by Dee C. Lee, “Club Tropicana” by Wham, “C’est La Vie”  by Robbie Nevil and “Brilliant Trees” by David Sylvian.

His production credits include “Radio KAOS” by Roger Waters, “Strange Angels” by Laurie Anderson, “Sinful” by Pete Wylie, “Swimmer” by the Big Dish, and “Wolf” by Hugh Cornwell.

He has composed The “Lonely Planet” and “Globetrekker” themes for TV, produced innumerable TV ads including music for products such as Motorola, Chupa Chups, Coco Cola, McCains Ovenchips, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson and MacDonalds. He also produced and co-wrote “She’s Having A Baby” from the eponymous John Hughes film.

Since 2006 he has been a part of all Roger Waters performances requiring saxophone. This includes the 'Dark Side Of The Moon' and 'Us+Them' tours as well as appreances at the historic 'Desert Trip', hurricane Sandy benefit and 'Live Earth'.

Ian hopes to be out gigging in the near future but is currently ( as of 2020 ) restricted to Facebook Live performances of his back catalogue and new writing and recording from home.