Friendly Rich is a mad composer from Oakville, Canada. Mr. Rich composed background music for 3 seasons of MTV's The Tom Green Show. Since 1994, he has recorded exclusively for his own eclectic record label, The Pumpkin Pie Corporation. Rich just completed his PhD in music education from the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Lee Bartel.

Friendly Rich and his modern music ensemble The Lollipop People have toured the world, sharing the stage alongside such artists as Of Montreal, The Tiger Lillies, and Amanda Palmer.

Select Discography

2000 - Brampton
2002 - Magnified Lyle [book/CD]
2005 - The Lollipop People Live at the Cameron House
2006 - The Lollipop People in We Need a New F-Word
2007 - The Lollipop People in The Friendly Rich Show
2008 - The Lollipop People in Dinosaur Power
2009 - Pictures at an Exhibition (w/ Trevor Dunn on bass)
2010 - The Lollipop People in The Sacred Prune of Remembrance
2012 - Songs by Adriano Celentano
2013 - Re Need a New F-Word
2014 - Bountiful
2017 - The Great Blue Heron
2018 - Friendly Rich & The Woodshed Orchestra present The Leonard Cohen Sweet (EP)
2019 - Friendly Rich Sings the Catholic Book of Worship II (live)
2019 - Friendly Rich Sings for Only the Lonely
2019 - We Are All Terrorists

Film & Television

Background music for MTV’s “The Tom Green Show”

3 pieces used in Thom Fitzgerald’s 3 Needles (director’s cut) starring Lucy Liu.

Original music for Old Trout Puppet Company’s short film The Miserable End of Captain Alonso (directed by Dev Singh).