Guitarist - Earth Wind & Fire, Kenny Loggins
CEO Stellar Communications Inc.
Award Winning Entertainer
Meet Richard -
Richard "Dick" Smith is multi award winning composer/songwriter/producer. To date he has won 3 Emmy's, a National Addy Award, four Telly Awards, a Pinnacle Award and a Cindy Award by the Association of Visual Communications. He is the recipient of a Silver Medal for the New York Cinema & Advertising Festival and a national Clio Award.
As a composer for agency an television some his commercial clients have included: Coca Cola, CNN, Budweiser, Nissan, Pizza Hut, IBM, Superstation TBS, Bellsouth.
Prior to entering the world of production Richard weathered several world tours as guitarist for Supergroups such as Earth Wind & Fire, Kenny Loggins, and international stars like French legend Michel Polnareff and Latin star Emmanuel.
As a session guitarist he has recorded on countless records including those by artists Aretha Franklin, Lynryrd Skynyrd as well as recordings for the great record producer Jerry Wexler of the famed Muscle Shoals Studios.
As an Actor Richard played the role of Til in the Academy Award winning film "RAY" the life story biopic of Ray Charles. He also provided the guitar work for the films music sequences.The movie was directed by Taylor Hackford (Officer and a Gentleman, Devils Advocate) and stars Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles.
Currently he continues in the development of a variety of entertainment acts for the corporate events market under the Stellar Communications Inc. & SMG banner most notably The Celebrity All Star Band, who has quickly become a market leader for the private events, corporate and casino market nationwide. Corporate shows include Disney, Price Cooper Waterhouse Miller / Coors,Simon Properties and many other iconic brands.