I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. From the age of three I was taking piano lessons and over the next fifteen years I continued through the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as learning many other instruments along the way. By the time college hit, I moved to Los Angeles and was actively pursuing a full time career in music.
THE LIVE LOOPING SHOW
Back in the 90's I remember watching a video of Howie Day performing his song "Bunnies" for an HBO special where he looped his acoustic guitar and voice. I have never been the same. Over the years, amidst performing and touring with different artists, I've spent my time working on developing an extensive live looping show. For each show I aim to create a unique experience by making one artist sound like a full band while performing popular music from a wide range of artists and styles from all different decades. Everything is created in front of you. There are no tracks used. I enjoy bring you as the listener into the process of making music.
I have had the opportunity to travel extensively and perform with artists such as Justin Bieber, Sarah McLachlan, Smash Mouth, OAR, Mike Posner, Boyd Tinsley and Rashawn Ross from The Dave Matthews Band, Chris Mann (the Voice) and others. Other shows acting as direct support included acts such as The Chain Smokers, Snoop Dogg, DMC, Goo Goo Dolls, Tonic, Will.i.Am, LMFAO, OAR, Alice Cooper, STYX, India Arie, Snoop Dog, Steve Aoki, Kid Rock and more…
For the past 11 years I have been acting as the Music Director for Kelley James, an independent artist performing 80-120 shows a year for private and corporate events including Oakley, PGA Tour, AT&T, WheelsUp, Casamigos Tequila, Farmers insurance and many others. Check out: www.kelleyjames.com for more info.
TAKES YOU PLACES...
I have had the privilege and opportunity to perform on stages such as Red Rocks and the FOX Theatre in Colorado, First Ave in MN, Rockwood in NYC and all of the major Los Angeles Clubs (The Roxy, The Wiskey-a-go-go, The Viper Room, The Mint, The Troubadour, The Key Club and more). As of last year I have become an Endorsed Taylor Guitar Artist and am enjoying developing and performing my live looping show during my Residency at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California. Other endorsements and professional relationships include: Carbonetti Guitars, Reunion Blues, Fender, Pelican, SKB, 7th Generation Capos, PhatScooters, D'Addario, JetLinx, NewEra, and Sweetwater.
On the composition side I have written/composed for Clients such as Mattel, Cisco, Marlboro and have had my music showcased in shows such as BayWatch, Nat Geo, Brain Games, Alaska Gold Diggers, Diesel Brothers, Impractical Jokers, NightWatch, Pawn Stars, Say Yes to the Dress, The Voice, Workaholics, and more.
My Filmography includes: Right Makes Might, No Safe Spaces, Diamond To The Rough, Citizen of the Planet, The Aviatrix, and Chalk. IMDB
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