Rick Garcia

Rick Garcia

Los Angeles County, California, United States
Songwriter and Performer for movies like Rango, Collateral and Brokeback Mountain to name a few.
Songwriting, Production, Artist Development, Film Scoring, Vocal Coach
200 credits / session

Rick Garcia grew up in San Diego, a small south Texas town not far from the Mexican border. After leaving south Texas he moved to Austin where he began his music career performing and touring with local bands before relocating to Los Angeles. He found his way into the world of film music as lead singer for bands ACT of FAITH and later THE GREEN CAR MOTEL. In 2004, Garcia co-wrote and performed several songs including the theme song for COLLATERAL starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx and directed by Michael Mann. He has since written and performed songs for such films as the Academy Award winning film BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, SEVEN POUNDS and THE INTERPRETER, to name just a few. In 2010, he co-composed the award winning film score for ANOTHER HARVEST MOON starring Ernest Borgnine and Doris Roberts.
In 2011, Garcia co-wrote, produced and performed the songs for the Academy Award winning animated film RANGO, starring Johnny Depp and directed by Gore Verbinski. Working on that film allowed Garcia to perform songs in character voice as the four Mariachi Owls which narrated the film in song. In 2014, he co-wrote, performed and produced the songs for numerous Disney animated projects including Disney Junior’s night time series QUIET IS and the made for TV Disney Junior movie LUCKY DUCK starring Broadway stars Christian Borle and Megan Hilty.
In 2015, Garcia was asked to co-compose, arrange and produce the opening and closing music for the ROSE PARADE in Pasadena California.
In 2016, he co-wrote and co- produced several songs for the feature film FALLEN, a fantasy thriller starring Lola Kirke and Joely Richardson and directed by Scott Hicks.
In 2017, screenwriter and award winning film director Issa Lopez reached out to Garcia to co-write, co-produce and perform the theme song for her 2018 film TODO MAL. The song was released as a single in Latin America in conjunction with the film release. In addition, he worked and provided songs for the MGM film OVERBOARD starring Anna Farris, Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez. In 2019 Garcia co-composed, co-produced and performed the theme song for REPLICAS starring Keanu Reeves and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Currently, he is writing and producing songs for several upcoming films as well as working with various recording artists.
Throughout his career Garcia has had the opportunity to work with renowned film composers Hans Zimmer, Gustavo Santaolalla, James Newton Howard and Heitor Pereira to name a few. He has also had the opportunity of working with Academy Award winning film directors Gore Verbinski and Ang Lee as well as highly acclaimed film directors Michael Mann, Howard Deutch and Issa Lopez. Rick Garcia has established himself as one of the most respected and sought after singer- songwriters working in film and music today. Along the way he has been asked to participate in ASCAP and Grammy Association panels to discuss different aspects of the film music industry. He has also been a longtime faculty member at Los Angeles College of Music.
“Whether writing for myself, a film or a particular artist for that matter, it’s always about emotionally connecting to the people. We’re in the business of making people feel. That’s what matters most.”

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