Ritchie is a British-born musician, singer & songwriter who emigrated in 1972 to Brazil, where he has enjoyed a successful recording career, singing almost exclusively in Portuguese. In 1983, his 1st multiplatinum LP, "Vôo de Coração", was released on the iconic Epic Label (CBS), spawning 5 chart-topping singles, including the smash hit, "Menina Veneno".
Over the years, Ritchie has released 9 solo albums and has recorded with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Wagner Tiso, Jim Capaldi, Steve Hackett, Dominic Miller, Lulu Santos, Lobão, Ultraje a Rigor, Flávio Venturini, Kid Abelha, Vinicius Cantuária, Claudio Zoli, Dadi, Patrick Moraz among other artists.
On 6th of March, 2012, Ritchie released his 9th solo album, "60", to mark his 60th birthday, covering 15 select tracks from the 60's that first inspired him to become a professional musician. It's the first album of his 30-year Brazilian career to be sung entirely in his native language. The album was coproduced by Ritchie & Rodrigo Tavares, recorded at Muquifo (Rio de Janeiro), A Toca do Bandido and Visom Digital, mixed by Fabrício Matos at Muquifo, and mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios, London.
Ritchie lives in Rio de Janeiro, where he runs his own label and publishing company, Popsongs.