Who is Rich Tolbert, Jr.?
Richard Tolbert Jr, affectionately known as “Rich”, is an extraordinary worship leader, songwriter, and psalmist with an undying passion to reach the heart of God through music. A native of the Bronx, New York, Rich Tolbert’s musical journey began at the early age of 10, where he began participating and leading in music ministry in his local church. Growing up in a notable area for gospel music, Rich was heavily influenced by the surrounding community of singers and musicians, which helped to cultivate his musical ability.
Tolbert has served as worship leader and musical director in several churches in the New York area as well as abroad. Tolbert collaborated with friends and founded the successful gospel youth group LIVRE’. LIVRE‘ was signed to the secular Label MBK Entertainment (home of Alicia Keys), under the award winning manager and CEO Jeff Robinson. Jeff Robinson created a gospel division just for the group. Through this collaboration, LIVRE’ traveled the world and ministered on platforms as Pre-Stellar Gospel Awards, The Bobby Jones Gospel Show, Reach awards, Love and Hip Hop ATL, and accomplished a 72-city radio tours.
Tolbert is known for his musical expertise, versatile vocal ability, and songwriting skills which afforded many opportunities to share the stage and sing background with award winning artists such as Kim Burrell, Tye Tribbett, Alicia Keys, Elle Varner, Tyrese, Vashawn Mitchell, Mali Music and many others. Tolbert just released his new highly anticipated single entitled “God Save the World”, which is available on all digital outlets.
Following the voice of the Lord, Rich is currently pursuing his mission to travel the world bringing a song, voice, and experience that will change the hearts and minds of people. It is his ambition to see God’s love, hope and freedom expressed to all through his musical expression and his personal testimony.