RICHARD STEIGHNER (USA)
Richard Steighner is an award-winning performing beatboxer, writer, and music producer. Winner of America’s National Harmony Sweepstakes, two-time finalist on NBC’s The SingOff, and VocalAsia runner-up with various groups, Richard has worked with platinum artists and writers from Sony and Warner in the development of artist brands and promotion as well as hundreds of self-promoted shows and releases. He is well known as the beatboxer for The Exchange, Urban Method, and Freedom’s Boombox.
Richard ‘Robot’ Steighner is a Cultural Ambassador for the US State Department and co-founder of the Fusion Music Academy in Melbourne. His career started as an architect for Quiznos and an entrepreneur in furniture design, app development, and marketing, raising over 1M in income with his companies. Richard’s passion for creating music, however, has transformed his life into a multi-faceted entertainer.
Richard has toured over 45 countries, written hundreds of songs, produced tracks in over a dozen languages, and toured with The Backstreet Boys, Olly Murs, Anastasia and Lou Bega. He’s also featured in studio and televised performances with Flo Rida, Pentatonix, Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, Smokey Robinson, Shawn Stockman, and numerous artists through the US, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.
In addition to a performer and recording artist, Richard is the founder of the hugely successful Hong Kong Music Walk, producer of A Cappella Nights in Colorado, and international speaker and instructor. He is the founder of design company Kaleid and sponsored by TC Helicon.
Richard will also be judging the following AUSACA events in 2017:
Check out some of Richard’s videos below: