The building blocks for what would ultimately become "Redd Productions" began in the summer of 2006 when father and son duo Bob & Ryan Mete (pronounced "Metti") expressed their mutual frustration at how their love of music had been sidelined in their lives. In response, they each took a week off from their careers to set up a make shift studio in the loft above Bob's garage and write and record an album of original music.
Over the past decade, that week of music has grown into a full fledged production company specializing in TV/Film and other digital media. The name "Redd Productions" is a nod to Bob's father, the late Robert "Redd" Mete, who was the musical patriarch of the family.
Bob Mete is a professional musician, composer, and producer well known in the Charlottesville, Virginia area for his work mentoring young musicians. As a volunteer jazz band director for Monticello High School, he led their jazz band on a ten-day performance tour of Italy, and regularly volunteers working with aspiring musicians on performances and compositions.
Bob studied Business and Music at Western Connecticut State University, and furthered his studies in jazz piano at the Hartt School of Music. He has received several music-inspired awards, such as Outstanding Jazz Educator of the Year from the National Band Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Charlottesville Jazz Society. Bob plays piano and a quartet of soprano through baritone saxophones.
Ryan is a professional musician, composer, and producer well known for teaching and performing in Ocean City, Maryland. Ryan is a passionate promoter of music and arts education initiatives in the community. He regulalry volunteers as a director and sound engineer for youth performances, and he has taught and mentored many aspiring musicians in the lower Eastern Shore. Ryan is a regular performer with several rock, blues, and jazz groups in Ocean City.
Ryan studied business at Towson University and education at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was a member of "The Mighty Sound of Maryland" Marching Band, University Band, and the Concert Band. Ryan plays guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards.