Before forming Gladeye, Rich was one half of vive music where he presented shows in living rooms, old movie theatres, backyards and rooftops before starting an all ages venue. He did this while gaining production experience working as an AV tech in convention centres and large theatres, helping pay bills and cover guarantees. It's from here that Rich formed Gladeye Music and began programming Vangelis Tavern and working as the Festival Director for MoSo. Gladeye has now grown to programming two venues, a music festival and offering tour booking and basic artist management services to several acts across Canada. With a team in Saskatoon and Rich now in Toronto, Gladeye is looking to expand their booking services and strengthen connections between Ontario and western Canada.