Meet The Founder
Onori’s relentless conviction and determinism has been the core to his ambition and mission. His vision was bred from decades of viewing the degradation and decay in the heart and belly of the beast “Hollywood”. Onori’s personal salvation paralleled the ills of society and upon his survival and bird’s eye view, he could lead appropriately and address, tackle and untangle the curse bestowed upon our people.
VisionaryAs a visionary, entrepreneur and businessman, Onori has been a key leader in the music industry and interacting in all aspects of the music business. Onori has been able to stretch his outreach in order to play a significant role of using Music as the primary messaging factor for his Nonprofit “People For A New America” which unveils a multi-prong approach on creating America 2.0
Business CareerRichie was mentored by Al Lapin Jr. (founder of I-HOP), Onori and Lapin successfully produced and marketed “Starlicks Instructional Video’s” to thousands of music and record stores across the nation. Onori’s next venture was promoting Levy’s Leathers Limited with his Rep firm OMG Music. Onori’s company took Levy’s sales in the U.S. from 100 thousand to fifteen million in sales annually. All this experiential background aided Onori when he opened Onori International in 2005 with over 170 sku’s which included his broadly accepted “Cowless” brand which he created.
Music CareerFounder Steve Priest re-formed Sweet in 2007. His handpicked band, including Richie Onori, with unparalleled musicianship and skills, has entertained millions of music fans around the globe. With hits which range from Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, Little Willie and Love is Like Oxygen his group has performed for hundreds of thousands of fans and toured with Journey and countless name acts across the globe. Richie’s extensive touring with Toto’s Bobby Kimball in the 90’s was another landmark achievement along with being a member of Keith Emerson’s “Aliens of Extraordinary Ability”. In addition Richie has shared the stage or recorded with a diverse cross-section of artists such as Richie Sambora, Rick Derringer, Paul Rodgers, Louis Johnson, Ronnie James Dio, and Slash to name a few.
Creator, Writer, Composer, EntertainerA prolific songwriter, Richie speaks from his heart and says what’s on his mind and has been the impetus to the creation of his Nonprofit “People For A New America”. As a vocalist, songwriter and multi- instrumentalist, Richie steadily mastered the instrumental and vocal skills and has performed countless shows all over the America with his band “The Blues Messenger” which is just another vehicle to get the message out there.
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