Behind the moniker Rik Rivera you find Swedish artist/producer Patrick Rydman. Based outside of Gothenburg, Sweden, he’s written and produced for indie artists, stage, radio, movies and computer games. Besides touring the world – singing and playing everything from rock, soul and pop to folk, jazz and chansons – he is currently writing a stage musical for the Malmö Opera, Sweden’s leading stage for new musical theatre. Other clients include Paradox Interactive, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO), SR (Swedish Radio Corporation) and the Gothenburg City Theatre.
Heco-writes regularly with artists and producers around the globe and uses the Rik Rivera alias when working in genres like dance, EDM and retro pop.