Brian Ritchie is Bassist with the Violent Femmes - one of the most celebrated alternative rock bands of the 1980s.
Brian settled in Tasmania in 2008 with his wife, Varuni Kulasekera. They became Australian citizens in 2012.
Brian is Creative Director of Mona Foma, and curates its annual program. He continues to performs with the Femmes, and a number of groups and bands, and is proficient at the shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute.