Supa received a 2009 PRISM Award for his song "In the Rooms" and has continued to be a huge proponent for the In The Rooms global recovery community, which has become the most widely recognized and frequented social networking site in existence for those interested in recovery. In The Rooms founders, Ken Pomerance and Ron Tannebaum were on hand with Tyler to support Supa, who has become one of In The Rooms’ biggest supporters.
Supa launched his career with the legendary Long Island band The Rich Kids who were signed by Clive Davis to Columbia Records. Richie later became a staff writer at EMI Music for 18 years and went on to a Broadway career that included the lead role in Hair. He continues as a solo artist and also does extensive touring with Aerosmith.
For the last ten years he has been doing hospital and institution work, taking NA meetings into jails and rehab centers and helping to educate kids about addiction. He was also involved in the Musicians Assistance Program to help people in the music industry find recovery. He works closely with InTheRooms.com and Rockers in Recovery, performing at many drug-free concerts, and using his gift of songwriting to write songs about addiction to raise awareness.
Supa's compositions recorded by some of the biggest recording stars have sold over 35 million copies. These recording artists include Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Mika, Pink, Johnny Winter, Levon Helm, Tom Jones, Air Supply, Glenn Campbell, and Willie Nelson, to name a few. His songs have appeared in Disney movies and other feature films and network TV shows.
The evening will be telecast on flagship airing partner FX as well as National Geographic Channel, ReelzChannel, E! On Demand, and other networks, and will be featured at a special Capitol Hill Showcase in Washington, DC on September 25th as a celebration of National Recovery Month. Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are media partners for the PRISM Awards.
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IN THE ROOMS (ITR), is the premier FREE online social network dedicated to the global recovery community for people seeking help, in recovery and their family, friends and allies of recovery worldwide. Our mission is to augment or enhance traditional 12 step and other recovery programs by offering a place to not only find like-minded people but also people that share the same interests, passions and hobbies. IN THE ROOMS transcends the boundaries of all 12 steps fellowships socially, while keeping the integrity of each intact by having 17 different fellowship groups represented. We currently have the worlds largest AA and NA groups in the world, each having over 55,000 members. We currently have 140,000 + members in over 50 countries and are averaging over 200 new members a day.
Since our inception and launch on October 6, 2008, In The Rooms has become the number one most trafficked recovery based social network in the world.