A u d i o

All by myself...

The creation of music is a process of several steps, bringing together different pieces of the puzzle. From the spark of a notional idea wandering in your head (often triggered by the heart) to the audible opus that meets the ear (and -hopefully- triggers the heart in retour) it is a multi-tasky, multi-scientific and multi-technical challenge, and I've always been interested in every aspect. So, here's a selection of recordings that I'm not only been involved in the making (in terms of playing guitar/bass, singing, programming the drums/synths and recording/producing), but I also did the writing (with the exception of the classical poem of Hermann Hesse's "Gestutzte Eiche", wich I dared to accompany with music and an extra refrain with my own lyrics).


Cover me...

I sometimes catch myself thinking "Hell yeah, that's an epic song, but I would have done it different!". Or I'm curious to find out if I could've done it at all! In either way, the word is up then and I'm enforced to deliver. So, the following pieces of music are different from the original, whether I was intending or pretending...

For some reason the audio-stream stops after 5min of playing. So, if you want to listen to my music all the way through, go here for the all by myself- section, and here for the cover- section.

Copyright issues:

  • Gestutzte Eiche poem written by Hermann Hesse
  • River deep, mountain high written by Phil Spector / Jeff Barry / Ellie Greenwich
  • Across the universe written by John Lennon / Paul McCartney
  • Frozen written by Madonna / Patrick Leonard
  • Time written by David Gilmour / Nick Mason / Richard Wright / Roger Waters
  • I turn to you written by Melanie Chisholm, Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg
  • ...
  • The Machine, Personal Bible, Chains & Ties, To You At Last written by Roland Milke
  • Gestutzte Eiche music and refrain's lyrics written by Roland Milke



Comming up - Richie live:

27.04.2019 - JonesGang


30.04.2019 - Mona & die falschen 50er


04.05.2019 - Sammys Saloon

                      Chattahoochie Hamburg

What's up, Ridge?

I'm a bit excited 'bout a new project: Some years ago (I guess it was 2013) my good friend Sammy saw a YONKS performance at the Logo Hamburg and came up with the idea to cooperate with him on a Sammy/Yonks'ish kinda band with german lyrics. We developed (from scratch) and recorded some of these sailor/pirate-inspired songs a couple of weeks ago at Alex Mackenrott's (yes, the guy from Masterplan) place, not really knowing where this would lead us to. After listening to the results I must say, we came up with some fine, very special aural pearls I'd like to describe as "Sailor Heavy Rock". Holy shit, I'm proud of 'em, and I'm grateful Sammy called us! Now we're thinking of how to get this to you out there. Of course I'll keep ya posted!

Until then, welcome the refugees (the few that keep coming), stay calm and ROCK! \m/


Peace, Richie

Update log - The latest enhancements:


The guestbook is back! I had to take it off due to massive spam issues. Now, YOU can drop me some lines here!


Added some pics here and there, mostly on the Fomentera-and JonesGang- pages.


Added Ridge @ Formentera Guitars page


Added some YONKS-pics