FREELANCE MUSIC COMPOSER, PRODUCER, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST.
AVAILABLE FOR ASSIGNMENT WORLDWIDE.
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Singing Serpent Inc. NYC/San Diego -Staff Composer 2004-2009. Custom music/sound design for TV/web.
SOUTH Music & Sound Design Santa Monica, CA -Senior Staff Composer/Producer 2010-2011.
Original compositions, (wins) for: The VIA Group, DDB, Strawberry Frog, Creature Seattle (Bronze Lion award at Cannes), Sony, Mattel, Nickelodeon, McDonalds, Spike TV, Microsoft, Jim Beam, Dodge, Taco Bell, Tostitos, The N Network, Southwest Airlines, The Olive Garden, Lockheed-Martin, NASCAR, Fidelity Investments, US Bank, Time Warner Cable, Radio Shack, The Ad Council, Toyota, Xfinity, Pam, Sunny Delight, Hardee’s, Zatarain’s, Honey Baked, Verizon Wireless, Peter Shankman, others.
Music Playground Inc. -Producer of sound-alike tracks for an interactive CD-ROM musical game experience, featuring “V-Pick technology”. This software and gaming experience was a predecessor to Activision’s “Guitar Hero”. Featured titles: Meatloaf, Blondie, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Heart, others.
Faith International -Polyphonic ring tone design for 3G cellular telephone networks in UK and Asian markets.
iDealMusic.com -Genre Classification Specialist: Resolved errors, ran reports. Filed songs into a multi-tiered genre algorithm, for use with a now defunct online subscription music service/database akin to Pandora.
Tours with recording artists and gigs with:
Highway 101, The Hager Twins! Helena Johansson, The Long Players, Tommy Shane Steiner, Jill King, Nikki Williams,
Abena, Ricochet (subbing as "Tex"), Brad Wolf, Blake Shelton (local stuff), Guilty Pleasures (sub), Brett James, The Lewis Sisters,
Brett James, Collin Raye, Denny Jiosa, The Kinleys –Clint Black/Trace Adkins tours, James Bonamy, Ronna Reeves -Statler Brothers tours,
David Nail, Steve Holy, Jennifer Lopez (sub), Rachel Proctor, Jennifer Day, Tanya Tucker (Bandleader/keyboards/vox),
Jo Dee Messina- tours w/h Brooks&Dunn, Alan Jackson. Mindy McCready (Musical Director/keyboards), Rebecca Lynn Howard, Ben Graves, others.
Studio Recordings for:
Universal Music Group, Marvin Etzioni, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Brad Jones (Mia Wray), Curb Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Jake Owen, Justin Niebank, Wynn Jackson, Charlie Daniels, Rafter Roberts, Castanets, Brett Blanden, Greg Becker (Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood), Jimmy Ritchey, Patricia Conroy, Chris Estes, Harold Shedd, Jo Dee Messina, Maura Fogarty, Darran Smith, BMG Entertainment, Almo Irving Publishing, Kami Lyle, Pat Pattison, Cindi Law, Ken Rash, Tony Buscemi, Arista Records, Famous Music, Street Singer Music, Bro&Sis Music, Rick Brantley, Jessica Felice, Melissa Lewis, Wes Wehmiller (Duran Duran), Johnny Rabb, Diana DeWitt, Shane Adams (Patrick Clarke), Billy Mann, Rob Giles, David Andrews, Deutsch NYC "Westin Hotels" E-Music single&ring tone, Scott Rouse, others.
Pit Orchestra / Theater:
“Carousel” – percussion, “Little Shop Of Horrors” –keyboards, "A Little Night Music" -synth & piano, “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”- synth, "Musical The Musical" (Comedy Improv Group) -piano, "SO many pageants & auditions" -rehearsal pianist.
Glascow Audio -Crew Manager. My responsibilities were to locate and interview individuals for crew positions, manage responsibilities and calculate payroll for New England area shows: “REO Speedwagon", "Paul Revere and the Raiders", etc.
Several different artist liaison/management hats, listed above under “Tours”.
Boston Communications Group -Cellular Roaming Operator/Floor Supervisor
Gear and related skills:
Pro-Tools12, AbeltonLive 10, iZotope RX7 -learning it, Digital Performer7. 4 years experience mixing FOH & Monitors using a Yamaha M7CL console. (Steve Poltz, Paul Overstreet, Kim Ritchey, Tracy Larwence, Mark T. Jordan, Live Band Karaoke, Bill LaBounty, Rob Crosby, ASCAP, etc).
Studio rig: MacBook Pro 2017, PowerMac 2012, Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate11, UA Apollo, Korg KRONOS v2, Roland VK-7 Organ, Roland XV5080, Apple Mainstage3, Novation Impulse, Melodica. Primary VST’s: VIR2 Labs, Spitfire Audio's British Drama Toolkit, EastWest Symphonic Orchestra and Choirs, Heaviocity Damage, Storm Drum2, SampleTank, Toontrack. Vast drives of sound design elements/loops/SFX. Lots of other studio gear. I thrive with MIDI Orchestration, Film & TV Scoring, Music transcription & notation. Extensive expertise with: Analog, FM, Digital, Granular, Multi-Hybrid synthesis, SampleCell, MAX, CSound, Sound editing, Sample-based sound design, audio editing, sound matching. Some experience with organic Foley. Proficient in orchestral & mallet percussion performance, OSX, MSOffice, cameras, most electronic gadgets. I make an excellent cappuccino. Have tux, will travel!
SAG-AFTRA (current), AFofM Local 257, SESAC, Association of Music Producers (AMP), Digital Economics LLC, NCA.
A few influences:
Wesley Willis, Quincy Jones, John Cage, Edgard Varese, Jim Keltner, Dave Brubeck, Shirley Scott, Fleetwood Mac, Henry Mancini, Carl Stalling, Hargus “Pigg” Robbins, Bjork, Randy Newman, David Paich, BT, Bach, Robin Williams, Tom Waits, Jack Lemmon, Ray Charles, The Art of Noise, WWOZ New Orleans, WRLT, New York, San Francisco, SNL. Favorite song: “The Way We Were” as performed by Gilda Radner’s character, “Lisa Loopner” on Saturday Night Live.
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. BFA Music Synthesis, 1994.
Emerson College, Boston, MA. Mass Comm/Media courses via Professional Arts Consortium 93-94
Harvard Bartending School, Cambridge, MA Master of Mixology 1995.
---REEL CREDITS AND AGENCIES---
SPIKE TV AWARDS: SPIKE TV Music House: Blackboard3
PROGRESSIVE: Arnold Worldwide Music House: HiFi Project
SPIEGEL: EPIPHEO STUDIOS Music House: Polyphone Music
HARDEES: SOUTH Music & Sound Design
DON’T DROP THE BALL: NIRH Music House: Blackboard 3
SOUTHLAND PARK: 1049 PRODUCTIONS Music House: Blackboard3
SONY: IGNITED MINDS, LOS ANGELESMusic House: Singing Serpent
BUDDY LEE: FALLON-MN, CHRIS CARMICHAEL- CELLO Music House: Singing Serpent
WESTIN: DEUTSCH, NYC Music House: Singing Serpent/Jack Bradley
VERIZON: MCCANN ERICKSON, NYCMusic House: Singing Serpent
LOCKHEED MARTIN: KEILER & COMPANY, CTMusic House: Singing Serpent
NASCAR/Ethanol: 90 DEGREES WEST Music House: SOUTH Music & Sound Design
DENVER ZOO: MCCLAIN FINLON, DENVERMusic House: Singing Serpent
TOSTITOS: GSD&M, AUSTINMusic House: Singing Serpent
CONTESSA: GROUND ZERO, LOS ANGELESMusic House: Singing Serpent
XFINITY: N/A Music House: SOUTH Music & Sound Design
SF ZOO: BBDO, SAN FRANCISCOMusic House: Singing Serpent
PAM: DDB, SAN FRANCISCOMusic House: Singing Serpent
SOUTHWEST AIR: GSD&M, AUSTINMusic House: Singing Serpent
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