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Photo By: Nicolas Bruno

Marble Surface



Photo By: Nicolas Bruno




Photo By: Nicholas Bruno

Richard Orofino, is a Brooklyn-based singer songwriter/producer, in possession of a broad palette of musical skills and boundless inspiration. He began writing and producing music in 2013, starting on piano, moving to drums and later guitar, all while honing his production skills crafting hundreds of bedroom pop gems from the attic of his parent’s house in Northport, NY. The evolution of his songwriting and vocal style resulted in last year’s “Bella Notte,” originally released under the moniker Roken and produced with Francois Tetaz (Goyte, The Nightgame). His debut set forth an artistic vision and sound template that, while unique in the pop landscape, incorporates diverse influences including Sade, Elliott Smith, New Order & Porches. The evolution continues with the forthcoming self-produced EP “SPELL” which combines all these elements into a beautiful blend that will be familiar to all his fans - past, present and future.


Inseparable love, painful romance and beauty within darkness are frequent themes in Richard Orofino’s world. He draws inspiration from varied media including the works of David Lynch. “The drama and beauty blended with the dark and haunting imagery seems to create a unique and addicting universe that feels like home but a dream.”

Richard Orofino has become a sought-after co-writer and collaborator working with a diverse group of artists in NY, LA, Nashville and London including Jasper Leak (Sia), Michael Tighe  (Jeff Buckley), Kennedy  (BØRNS),  Mike Irish (X Ambassadors) Rob Persaud and Nate Dae. Other contributions include Twista’s  “Lifetime” EP  and  “Wash Your Hands” with Sad Alex, which was produced and released within a week in response to the COVID-19 crisis in April 2020 and was later re-released as a remix alongside Gnash.