Riki Gooch

Riki Gooch is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, teacher and sound artist, based in Wellington, New Zealand.

After recording two hugely successful and admired albums with Wellington reggae combo Trinity Roots, Gooch has embarked on a musical career which is as intriguing as it is eclectic.

His name is a byword for a restless, intelligent and profound musicality that he brings to all he does.

From leading the Funkadelic inspired big band ensemble Eru Dangerspiel, to performing and recording alongside a diverse range of artists – from Lord Echo, Orchestra Of Spheres, Crowded House, Recloose, Fabulous Arabia, Fat Freddys Drop, Seven Davis Jnr, Bic Runga and Wild Bill Ricketts, Gooch has shown himself to be both a superb collaborator, and a bold innovator in his own right. 

Gooch is also a prolific sound artist and designer, having installed works and responses to ‘Walk’ – Colin McCahon and Paperskin – Tapa Works at Te Papa. He is a member of the Fredrick St Sound And Light Exploration Society, where he continues to innovate new ideas into sound sculpture.