Rich Torkington grew up in Philadelphia and began playing the piano at age 9. His wide ranging musical interests range from classical to country to jazz to progressive rock, with favorite influences from Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, and Keith Emerson. Rich’s passion for music and love of playing have brought him to the great Minneapolis music scene and progressing to a professional keyboardist and vocalist is a dream come true for him. Sharing the energy of classic rock music with tens of thousands of Arch Allies’ fans in a top-tier stage show is an ongoing joy in Rich’s life.