Rich Andruska has been a professional recording and touring musician for well over 25 years.
Rich's band "pete." was signed to Warner Brothers Records and has appeared on numerous Television networks including HBO, MTV, and VH1.
In 2011 Rich started writing songs specifically for synch to TV, film, and Advertising, landing several big clients like UPS, Audi and the New Jersey Devils. Also, His music has been featured on Networks including CBS, ABC, NBC, MTV, VH1, The CW, the Travel Channel, as well as many other cable and streaming services. These networks have chosen Rich's music to fulfill their vision for their programming.
For years Rich worked as a session musician and recording engineer side by side in the studio with the music industry's biggest and best-selling professionals including:
Producers: Steve Thompson, David Kahne, Jeff Bova, Mike Fraser, Ron St. Germaine, and Ross Hogarth,
Mastering Engineer: George Marino
Recording engineers: John Goodmanson, Mike Plotnikoff, and Jason Slater
Drummers: Daney Carey, Kenny Aronoff, and Josh Friese.
Rich has been a Warner Brothers recording artist and signed to Warner Chapell Music Publishing. He has written songs with established multi-million record selling artists including Marion Raven, Guitar legend Pat Travers, and 80's rockers LA Guns.
He has shared the stage playing shows with a who's who of music's biggest artists including:
MUSE, JONAS BROTHERS, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, FALLOUT BOY, NICKELBACK, KID ROCK, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ALL AMERICAN REJECTS, BLUES TRAVELLER, THREE DOORS DOWN, STAIND, DAYS OF THE NEW, PUDDLE OF MUD, LIVE, TANTRIC, COLLECTIVE SOUL, SEVENDUST, MUDVAYNE, MEGADEATH, PENNYWISE, BOUNCING SOULS, VIOLENT FEMMES and MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES... among many others
In 2004 Rich opened his own Recording Studio in his home state of New Jersey. Local NJ artist Phil Bensen's career exploded on the strength of the 2005 CD that garnered him several tours opening for huge acts like the Jonas Brothers. He even returned to playing bass live with Phil on many of the shows.
He also began producing and songwriting for other artists by creating Heller Highwater Music Productions.
Rich started out in 1984 by attending Musician's Institute in Hollywood Ca. as a bassist and guitarist for 10 months before the demand for his abilities forced him to hit the road with artists like Anima Animus (with Tool drummer Daney Carey) and playing bass for Jamaican reggae legend and Canadian Music Hall Of Fame singer Stranjah Cole.