|Birth Name||Ryan Mark Randa|
Mini Bio (1)
Rye Randa was born Ryan Mark Randa in Northridge, California to Frank and Tina. He is of Italian-Irish descent and the youngest of three children.
Rye began recording and performing at the young age of 14. His appetite and innate creativity inspired him to learn a number of instruments on his own, and as a natural progression he began to write, record and produce his own material. After studying at the University of California in Irvine, Rye returned to Los Angeles to focus solely on music.
In 2006 Rye Randa and Jeff Foxworth joined forces to form the dynamic producing-songwriting-composing duo known as The Ontic, and immediately found themselves composing for the HBO Documentary Ithuteng (Never Stop Learning) (2005). Soon after, they were brought on to score the documentary film Don't Look Down (2009) for ESPN with Michael Johns, Season 7 Finalist on American Idol (2002). Produced by Charlie Ebersol and Willie Ebersol, the film chronicles Olympic snowboarder and skater Shaun White. It was featured at the X-Dance Film Festival in Park City, and subsequently nominated for Best Original Music Score. The Soundtrack also includes the iTunes single "Life Is Okay" featuring Brooke White of American Idol (2002) Season 7.
With decades of experience, Rye has written, produced and arranged hundreds of songs, cues and score for countless different projects and for major television networks including NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, USA, TNT, DISCOVERY, ESPN, GSN and HISTORY. He has also worked with production companies including Bunim-Murray, Studio Lambert, Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Wesley O'Neil