Richard Gannaway (vocals, stringed instruments)
Richard is the founder and vision behind AO MUSIC. You can read excerpts from his books, which explain in detail the insights for what inspires AO MUSIC. Richard travels the world, expanding the vision of AO and its extraordinary cast of children, who are the centerpiece of AO’s message. He also founded AO Foundation International, which sees to the needs of orphaned children throughout the world.
Jay Oliver (keyboards, synths, samples)
Jay is one of the most legendary keyboardists in the world today, and his other credits include Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Celine Dion, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Peabo Bryson, Chick Corea and Dave Weckl. He helped Richard develop the original sound of AO MUSIC, and much of the texture, layering and extraordinary rhythmic feel heard on the first four AO albums was performed by Jay.
Miriam Stockley (vocals)
Miriam is a powerful vocal ensemble and also contributes as co-composer. She is renowned for her work on the acclaimed Adiemus project ‘Songs of Sanctuary’. Her credits include Tina Turner, George Michaels, and her voice is heard in the soundtrack of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Miriam’s South African upbringing is what she attributes to the incredible youthful spirit of her tracks. Rod Houison (Miriam’s husband) is a well established sound engineer from the UK. He records and co-produces all Miriam’s vocal tracks.
Sandeep Chowta (production)
Sandeep is a brilliant composer/producer based in Mumbai, and is widely known for his Bollywood film scores and hit singles. He has mentored some of India’s top, young talent, and as a executive at Columbia Records India for many years, he brought the world’s best contemporary jazz and fusion artists to that region. Sandeep’s passion and devotion to musical excellence is what makes him such an unstoppable force in India’s current music scene, and his chart-topping album project “Matters of the Heart” is the work of a master songsmith.
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