In the studio, I specialize in vocal tracking for Rock, Jazz and Orchestral/Theatrical style music, but I am confident that I can blend into whatever sound you're looking for. My experience in vocal tracking ranges from in-home demos, to rock albums, television pilots, independent films, and major motion pictures. See below for some of my more notable studio sessions.
On keyboards I am capable of adapting my sound to a wide variety of genres including rock, pop, jazz, reggae, funk, blues, and classical. I am a classically trained pianist with over 25 years of experience, and am proficient in a variety of keyboard sounds including piano, rhodes, organ, clavinet, and synth.
Please contact me to find out whether my sound is right for your next project!
This was my first experience working on a major motion picture. I was hired into a children's choir put together by the musical director, Sally Stevens. The session was directed and conducted by John Williams himself.
Our choir recorded the song Double Trouble which was featured as the theme song of this particular Harry Potter movie, and also was featured in the official movie trailer.
Directed By: John Williams
The soundtrack for The Polar Express was written and directed by James Newton Howard, and featured a large choir of all ages. Much like with the Peter Pan session, the songs I recorded had no words, and were meant to add some texture underneath the dialogue.
Directed By: James Newton Howard
The soundtrack for Peter Pan was written and directed by James Newton Howard, and featured a large choir of all ages. We powered through a near 15-hour day of recording to get all the vocal tracks completed for the entire movie in one session.
The songs in this movie had a very ambient tone, and thus were mostly ooh's and aah's - no words. I sang on every single track in this movie and received screen credit for the work that was done.
Directed By: James Newton Howard
I Only Cried Twice was a short independent film, written and produced by Erica Bennett, and directed by Mason Malone. It earned the award for Best Short Film at the 2018 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
I was hired to play a classical rendition of "O Christmas Tree" on the piano, which was placed over the final credits.
Session Directed By: Erica Bennett
Black Mail House's music is described as "Dark power pop inspired by 60s & 70s Rock 'N Roll". Their songs often have cheery instrumentation and catchy melodies, with dark subject matter and a gothic vibe. This duality makes for a truly interesting performance, and their first studio album, Catacombs is available as of April 2, 2022.
Session Directed By: Patrick Windsor
During my time with Guitar Center Inc., I was often times used to record vocals and/or keyboards for product development purposes. They utilized me to deliver consistent performances across several models, using prototype Sterling microphones followed by direct competitive comparison models. This helps decide what features in the prototypes are considered strengths, and what needs some work.
Session Directed By: Mike Baker
"Meet the Weenerfords" was a musical comedy project conceived by Mitchell Dufrene. Though largely satirical, the musicianship of the hot-dog themed characters is a focal point of this animated comedy. Click on "Find Out More" to hear some of the music found throughout the show.
Session Directed By: Mitchell Dufrene
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