Artists, Bands & Composers

ANDRE BERRY

ANDRE BERRY

Artist / Musician

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André R. Berry, moved to LA from Cleveland, OH in 1985. He immediately enrolled in the Los Angeles City College Music Program that fall. He stayed there for 4 years, taking all of the available music classes. Meanwhile, he played in Jazz bands under the direction of Doc Simpson and Woody James, until he landed his first real road gig with Busboys of Eddie Murphy’s “48 Hrs” in 1989. From there he went on to join A&M Records recording act Total Eclipse. His first Smooth Jazz Gig was with Rick Braun in 1995 and from there he has continued on tour/performed with numerous artists.

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Touring Acts:
• David Sanborn – 2014 to Present
• The Deep Fried Funk Society – 2004 to Present
• The Brother’s Johnson – 1997 to 2002 & 2015
• Dave Koz – 2003 to 2006 & 2010 to 2012
• Tom Scott & The L.A. Express – 1994 to 1998
• Warren Hill – 2000 to 2007
• Mindi Abair – 2003 to 2010
• The Smooth Jazz Druise – 2003 to Present
• Peter White – 1998 to 2014
• Jeff Golub – 1997 to 2013
• Rick Braun – 1996 to 2010
• Chris Standring – 2000 to Present
• Jeff Kashiwa – 2003 to Present
• Total Eclipse – 1989 to 1996
• Jennifer Batten – 1992 to 1995

SEND MEDICINE

SEND MEDICINE

Rock Band

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Los Angeles’ Send Medicine is a woozy, psychedelic rock band that combines a liberal mix of surf, folk, and blues sounds. Formed in 2012, Send Medicine originally started out as a solo project for Toronto singer/songwriter Julian Hacquebard. However, after Hacquebard relocated to Los Angeles, he expanded the lineup, eventually bringing guitarist Connor Hill, bassist Aaron Stern, drummer Salvatore Romano, and percussionists Ryan Glennan and Lauren Grimaldi on board.

In 2016, the band released their debut album, Scary Aquarius Daughter, featuring the singles “July Eyes” and “Tall Flowers.” – Matt Collar (All Music)

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JIMMY HENTERLY

JIMMY HENTERLY

Artist / Musician

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Jimmy has been involved in the music industry for over 40 years. With tons of experience in different fields, he excels in melodic hard rock from numerous different decades. He has worked with the legendary guitarist Dick Wagner from Frost, Alice Cooper, and Lou Reed, along with the legendary songwriter John Durrill from Cher and Meryl Haggard. In the 1980’s, Jimmy toured with the Detroit super-group MARINER throughout the U.S., Canada, and Japan. His songs have been used in numerous TV, Film and Ad productions across the country and around the world.

Touring Acts:
• Dick Wagner – Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Frost
• John Durrill – Cher, Meryl Haggard
• MARINER – Toured with the band in the 1980s.

SEVEN MELIN

SEVEN MELIN

Composer

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Steven’s music has been heard millions of times on network TV shows. His electrifying epic orchestral music elevates every project with a dose of drama and intensity. Steven received an MFA from the Columbia College Chicago Music Composition for the Screen program. He and his family live in Atlanta, GA.

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Musical Appearances:

• Dr. Oz Show
• Dancing with the Stars
• Late Show with David Letterman
• NCIS: Los Angeles
• Undercover Boss

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SEAN PACK

SEAN PACK

Composer

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Sean Pack is a media composer based out of Los Angeles. Sean earned a BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in Composition for the Screen from Columbia College Chicago. He has contributed music to network TV shows all across the United States.

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Musical Appearances:

• Castle – ABC
• Timeless – NBC
• S.W.A.T. – CBS
• The Crossing – ABC
Take Two – ABC

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MICHAEL WALPOLE

MICHAEL WALPOLE

Composer

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Michael Harrison Walpole is a composer/sound designer from Seattle, Washington. Composing since 2010, Michael’s music has been heard on over 1000 episodes of TV shows and used in countless network promos on United States television.

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Musical Appearances:

• NCIS: Los Angeles
• Undercover Boss
• 2 Broke Girls
• Big Brother
• The Young And The Restless

ROBB EDWARD MORRIS

ROBB EDWARD MORRIS

Musician / Entertainment

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Robb Edward Morris has had a long eclectic career in entertainment that is reflected in
his music compositions. Having studied voice, acting, and dance at the Chicago Academy for the Arts and U.S.I.U in San Diego, he has appeared in film, TV, on Broadway, and lately, in several music videos including “The Grey” with the indie rock band, THRICE and “Be Careful” with rap sensation, CARDI B.

While living in Europe for 14 years, he worked with several producers and various artist and released a number of collabo tracks under the name, RoMorri.

A cinematic fanatic his whole life, he began writing screenplays in his 30’s when taking a break from making beats. In 2014 he moved back to LA armed with several scripts and more than 50 tracks. He finally landed a work-for-hire writing assignment to remotely, skype-write a desert survival screenplay for a producer in Dubai. “KHAALI (Empty)’ will be shot in Abu Dhabi in early 2019. But there are still more tracks, roles to act, and scripts to write that refuse to stay down in him like a hangover on a roller coaster. So look for more entertainment eclecticism in the very near future because, at the age of 50, his career is just beginning.

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SIDNEY BOUHANNA

SIDNEY BOUHANNA

Producer / Songwriter / Singer

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Born in Nice, south of France, currently living in Los Angeles and having traveled all over the world–including a month living and making music with indigenous people on a small South Pacific island– Sidney B! has explored and immersed himself in almost every genre of music there is.

From the house beats of Europe through the funk of Latin America to the lyrical rap of the US, each area has imparted its unique music influence on Sidney, who now brings these styles together into an irresistible pop package.

His slick, radio-ready tracks are accompanied by self-directed fast-paced videos, making this artist a triple threat thatʼs ready to take center stage. Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Entertainer. Sidney B! is an artist of many talents and his music is described as “a fresh blend of pop, funk and urban music that is both innovative and fun” by Music Connection Magazine.

An Award-Winning first single, a full-length album thatʼs ready to be released and 2 songs in the top 10 independent chart mean that Sidney B. is on the brink of much-deserved US success–but you can be sure that he wonʼt stop there…

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AARON STEINBERG

AARON STEINBERG

Songwriter / Singer / Guitarist

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CAPTAIN DANGER is here to save the day!

Serving up “catchy, quirky pop with a funky soul,” CAPTAIN DANGER has a unique but
“immediately likable” catalog of classics. CMJ says CAPTAIN DANGER “pulls off the perfect pop formula so well it doesn’t feel formulaic at all.”

This powerhouse trio takes a groove-oriented approach to hookiness, featuring
songwriter/singer/guitarist AARON STEINBERG, bassist/harmony vocalist KEITH EADDY
(Dam-Funk, Jody Watley) and drummer ROGER “JOOSE” BENFORD (The Internet).

Influences include Prince, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Police, The Meters, King Crimson,
Motown, and Tom Lehrer.

Live highlights include South by Southwest and Showtime’s series “The Green Room with Paul
Provenza.” Additionally TV, film and ad licensing includes Billabong, Keurig, Bravo, Disney,
CBS, NBC, MTV, ESPN, NHL, AMC, WE and more.

Theme song composition includes work for such disparate personalities as Bill Nye The Science
Guy and Howard Stern. Production / collaborating includes the hilarious German rapper /DJ
Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect 2, Conan O’Brien) and Olivia Olson (Adventure Time, Phineas & Ferb,
The New Powerpuff Girls).

Watch for Captain Danger’s latest release coming your way in later 2018.
www.captaindanger.com

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VINCE BALDINO

VINCE BALDINO

Multi instrumentalist and Multimedia artist

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Vincent Baldino is a multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist, first recognized for the single “Hula Dancer” His hobby of sound recording soon then lend its way to the band’s early commercial work. It recently has been acclaimed successful in popular tastes. The songs are often dreamy, decorative, and whimsical, the tone deemed International Modern Pop. Some similar artist that coincide would be acts like Tame Impala, Mac Demarco, El Guincho, Phoenix, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd. While residing in Los Angeles he is currently working on brand curated content for the progression of livelihood of his brand.

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WALTER INO

WALTER INO

Stage and Studio Multi-instrumentalist

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Walter Ino is a Los Angeles based stage and studio multi-instrumentalist with decades of touring and recording experience. He spent 2011-2017 as a member of the multi-platinum, grammy award winning band Survivor, playing keyboards, guitars and singing background vocals. He now currently tours with legendary band The Baby’s. He is also the musical director and orchestrator for “A Night of Symphony Rock” and “Rewind”, a national orchestral rock show featuring Mickey Thomas (Starship, Elvin Bishop), Lou Reed (Foreigner), Teri Nunn (Berlin), Robin McAuley (Survivor, MSG) and more. You can also see him as a rotating member of the award-winning Las Vegas and Branson show “Raiding The Rock Vault” featuring the likes of Howard Leese (Heart, Bad Company), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) and more. And he is also the guitarist for an all-star tribute to the music of the band Rush called “A Farewell To Kings” featuring Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner), Francesco DiCosmo (Thin Lizzy, Evanescense) and Jonathan Sindelman (Alan White band).

Along with that, you can see him as the house keyboardist/guitarist for the world famous Ultimate Jam Night at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood every Tuesday night with Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), Mitch Perry (Edgar Winter band/The Sweet), Matt Starr (Ace Frehly/Mr. Big), and Sean Mcnabb (Dokken/Lynch Mob). Then later see him playing either keys, guitar or bass with Baked!, a monthly music/comedy show that originated at the world famous Baked Potato, alongside Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa), Brendon Small (Metalocalypse), Pete Griffin (Dr. John,/Generation Axe) and Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa/Duran Duran/Eric Johnson). He also was the main keyboardist for the Russian rock ballet, Heart of Storm, which is a global touring show with other band members Doug Aldrich, Tony Franklin, Greg Bissonette, Brent Woods, Rudy Sarzo, Mark Schulman, Katja Rieckermann and more.

History: Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. At the age of 6, Walter started training as a classical pianist. At 8, he did a run of a regional tour of “The King and I” as an actor with Yul Brynner himself. At 9, he started elementary school band, where he played saxaphone throughout his school career. At 14, he studied piano under the head of music at Carnegie Mellon University and tuned his ear to the likes of Mozart, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, which lead him to performances at churches and halls all over Pennsylvania, as well as St. Petersburg, Russia. It was also at this age when he bought a guitar.

From there, he played with a number of groups. One of which, was the daily entertainment at Kennywood Park, a legendary amusement park outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., where he played six shows a day, playing multiple instruments and styles of music. More bands formed and dissolved which lead him to 7th House, which ended up signing a record deal with Blackbird/Atlantic in 1999. After moving to N.Y.C, and all the tours and attempted radio success, Walter moved back to Pittsburgh to start his own project called Strangeway, releasing two full-length CD’s and playing shows all over the world. At the same time, he spent his free time producing other regional bands. From that time, he got hired to play and tour with numerous artists such as Survivor, Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues), Jack Russell’s Great White, LA Guns with Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis, Dilana (Rockstar Supernova), Liz Berlin (Rusted Root), Jenny Galt (rockstar supernova), Radio Tokyo (regional band), Danielle Barbe (independent), Cherish Lee (independent) and many other artists.

You can catch Walter playing in and around the L. A. area on a weekly basis. He plays keys, guitar or bass in weekly bar band gigs along side LA and Orange county’s finest musicians, the likes of Dizzy Reed (Guns-n-Roses), Eric Dover (Jellyfish/Slash’s Snakepit), Frank Simes (The Who, Roger Daltrey), Yogi Lonich (Buckcherry, Wallflowers, Fuel, Melissa Etherighe), Joe Travers (Billy Idol, Duran Duran, Zappa, Lisa Loeb), Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big), Jude Gold (Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia band), Brendon Small (Metalocalypse, Galaktikon), Scotty Griffin (LA Guns), Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Knicks, Ben Harper), Chris Frazier (Foreigner, Whitesnake, Steve Vai), Dan Rothchild (Beck, Melissa Etheridge), Koko Powell (Edgar Winter), Paulie Z (Z02) Shane Soloski (Five for Fighting), Mitch Perry (Lita Ford), Jimmy Keegan (Spock’s Beard, Asia), Steve Fekete (Avril Lavigne, Cassidey Pope), Jen Oberle (Vertical Horizon, Five for Fighting), Steve Ferlazzo (Avril Lavigne) and many more. He also runs his own studio “Secret Asian Man Studios” where he has produced many artists of different styles, or just tracked different instruments for many artists. He also plays with his original rock Trio, The Strange West, occasionally in and around L.A.

MELANIE DEVANEY

MELANIE DEVANEY

Folk-Americana Singer-songwriter

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Melanie Devaney is a folk-Americana singer-songwriter from the small town of Epworth in Dubuque County Iowa (pop. 1,700).  She is trained in classical piano and also holds a degree in Creative Writing. Some of Devaney’s notable performances include The Red Gorilla Music Festival in Austin, TX, the Tucson Folk Festival, the Nowoodstock Festival in Ten Sleep, Wyoming and the Black Hill Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, as well as the Kimball Arts Festival in Park City, Utah; the Julian Music Festival (Julian, California) and Groovefest (in Cedar City, Utah). Devaney was also listed in Music Connection magazine’s Top 100 Unsigned Artists to look for in 2011. Devaney tours throughout the United States, with a heavy concentration of shows in the West and Midwest.
 
Devaney’s most recent album, “Single Subject Notebook” is the third such independent release.  “Single Subject Notebook” was produced by Grammy-nominated Jamie Candiloro (R.E.M/Willie Nelson/The Eagles/Ryan Adams/ Ed Kowalczyk).”
 
Described by the San Diego Kensington News as “a real gem,” her music is “ At times country, at times pop, she’s like a mix of Carole King and Emmylou Harris with confessional lyrics and heartfelt music to spare.”

http://www.melaniedevaney.com/

ELECTRA CHRISTINA BARAKOS

ELECTRA CHRISTINA BARAKOS

Singer, Song Writer / Performer

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Electra Christina Barakos was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Athens, Greece. Influenced by her father who is a professional bass player, Electra started her music career from a very early age. She started playing the piano when she was 6 years old, wrote her first song and recorded it when she was 8, was involved in a professional children’s choir in Greece, performed for the Greek President, and attended a Performing Arts High School in Athens. After graduating she returned to Los Angeles to continue her music studies and to pursue a music career. Today Electra holds a Bachelors degree in Music – Opera and is the lead singer/co-songwriter of her original rock pop band.

Electra, joined by her band, has been performing since 2008 all over the Los Angeles and Orange County Area. They have opened up for some amazing artists such as Lita Ford, Berlin, Missing Persons, Great White, Jared Lee, Dilana, and were part of the 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival along with Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Neon Trees, and more, and the 2011 SSMF along with Motley Crue, Public Enemy, Bush and more. Electra currently has an EP available on iTunes titled “Problem Child”. Their music video for their single “Problem Child” has currently reached over 65,000 views on youtube. In June 2013 Electra raised $22,404 through Kickstarter, passing their original goal by $7,404, to help with the recording of their upcoming debut full-length album.

On February 2015, Electra got invited to compete on the TV show The Voice of Greece, season 2. Her journey on The Voice of Greece ended in May 2015, after making it all the way to the live shows. On August 11th, 2015 Electra and her band released their full-length debut album “These Times”, which was produced, mixed and engineered by Mike Plotnikoff (Papa Roach, Kelly Clarkson, Flyleaf, Three Days Grace, Halestorm). The album includes “I Can’t Breathe”,  a song featuring PHIL X of BON JOVI who played guitar and bouzouki, a Greek instrument on the track. The album also features the two singles “Tomorrow’s Not There”, and “These Times”.

Aside from her performance career, Electra is also the owner of SoundCheck Music School, located in Canoga Park. For the last year, Electra has been really focused on growing SoundCheck Music School and also writing new material. A new album is in the works that will feature new sounds that she is very excited to share with the world! 

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ABRI VAN STRATEN

ABRI VAN STRATEN

Singer, Guitarist, and Songwriter

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Abri van Straten was born in South Africa and grew up in the picturesque city of Cape Town. Both parents were successful authors. He first picked up a guitar at the age of ten and never put it down again.

Since completing a degree in music he became the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the South African group, The Lemmings. The group toured Europe, Scandinavia, and lastly the US, recorded four CD’s and performed over one thousand shows.

Abri now lives in California with his wife, Kristin Bauer, who he met on The Lemmings US tour. Kristin is a successful actress who most notably played Pam on “True Blood” and Maleficent on “Once Upon a Time”. Abri released his first solo CD, “Sunlight and Shadows” and then “Wind Chimes & Butterflies”. His music has been compared to Cat Stevens, James Taylor and Sting with his classical guitar style and his relaxing, beautiful voice.

He is now recording his first Flamenco infused CD, with renowned Dutch producer Jean Smit.

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RICKY FREEZE SMITH

RICKY FREEZE SMITH

Musician, Songwriter and Producer

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Ricky “Freeze” Smith
Ricky D. Smith (was born March 25, 1960) is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He was reared in a Christian home at an early age, where music became and inevitable part of his future. At the age of five Ricky discovered his talent on drums, which later branched into other interest in the piano, organ and bass guitar.

Ricky made his debut at a years old, where he began playing drums in church alongside with his mother who was a great pianist, organist, and choir director, which lead him also to play with Billy Preston for concerts in church. Rickyʼs Music Career began at the age of seventeen where he went on tour playing drums and

keyboards for the pop singing group (The Sylvers). This thrilling experience ranged from Concert Halls, State Fairgrounds, to Stadiums filled with screaming fans that every aspiring musician dreams of… This connection with the group prompted extensive collaborations with Leon Sylvers for several Albums he was producing, at that time was asked to play keyboards for Solar Recording group (Dynasty), and this is where songwriting and producing records began.

Ricky was introduced to Morris Day in 1985 and played keyboards on the “Color of Success” album. Morris and Ricky went to work putting together the band for the Tour, and they hit the road to sold out shows all over the country. Ricky and Morris also put together an all-girl band signed to Warner Bros. called (The Day Zs) and wrote the unreleased title song “Corporate World” for (THE TIME) with Prince! They still hit the road every year as Morris Day and The Time!!!

Associated Artist: The Whispers, Shalamar, Carrie Lucas, Dynasty, Lakeside, Vanity, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Brothers Johnson, Billy Preston, Glenn Jones, The Temptation, TheSylvers, Janet Jackson, Stephanie Mills,Sadane, Seventh Wonder, Rockie Robbins, The Spinners, Morris Day, The Time, SnoopDogg, DJ Quik, Suga Free, Katt Williams, Angie Stone, Brook Valentine, Camp Lo,Mtume, Tavares, Krystol, Vanessa Williams, Phil Perry, Tyler Collins, IV Xample, Absolute, Jermaine Stewart, Whiz Kalifa,Teedra

ADDAM FARMER

ADDAM FARMER

Composer / Producer

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Addam Farmer is a composer/producer based out of San Diego, California. Addam earned his B.A. in Music from the Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. After his tenure as a musical director at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Terrace, Addam took his skills to the world of broadcast media.

Addam found his calling in creating the huge sounds of rock music while working alongside revolutionary engineer/producer Andy Johns (Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen) and has since begun producing pop, electronic and acoustic tracks. 

Musical Appearances:
Dancing with the Stars – ABC
Degrassi: The Next Generation – Nickelodeon
Nascar on Fox – FOX
Landmarks Live! – PBS
Dr. Oz Show – CW

DEVEN BERRYHILL

DEVEN BERRYHILL

Guitarist, Songwriter and Producer

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Deven Berryhill is a guitarist, songwriter, and producer who has released 3 alternative rock albums, two of them through the Rolltop Music Label. Deven scored a top 20 hit on the national Christian music rock charts in 1996 for his cover of Bob Dylanʼs song “You Gotta Serve Somebody.” He worked as a touring guitarist for Contemporary Christian artists The Kry and Jeremy Camp. Deven has shared the stage with such bands as The Kingsmen, Hermanʼs Hermits, Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean, Frankie Avalon, The Diamonds, The Tokens, Martha Davis & The Motels, The Crystals and The Ventures. Deven is the son of Bob Berryhill, founding member, and guitarist of the famed 60ʼs surf rock group The Surfaris.