ATL Party Bands

Family!

I am so happy to finally tell you this…

A few months ago, a good friend shot me a text and asked if I would be interested in working with his family of party/corporate bands. A couple convos later and I happily joined the team as music director.

The friend? His name is Adam Johnson and he is one of the hardest working, most driven cats I know. He hosts a podcast called Cover Band Confidential (IG FB), Owns and operates ATL Party Bands, sings and plays guitar (like a boss) for those bands, owns a tech and personal branding consulting firm (IG, FB), and does all of that while being a dad and husband. FREAKING CRAZY.

I had Adam play and sing a good bit in environments that I directed over and I sub-contracted a few times with his 80’s tribute band Members Only and the 90’s version of that, Can’t Hardly Wait (along with others, both under the ATL Party Bands umbrella-ella-ella).

The gig? Involves a lot of nerd stuff. Transitioning the band over to Ableton (for tracks playback), some audio system tweaking (mostly to accommodate the new playback setup), performing with the groups, and, of course, all the (not so) glamorous MD stuff. This is literally everything I love about my world and it has already been a lot of fun.

(You can read the official announcement post here)

So there you have it! When public shows are a thing again, come out and hear one of these incredible bands. If you need a band for a private event, look around the ATL Party Bands website and find the perfect fit.

Stay awesome, peeps!

New Album!!

Fam, fam, fam!

It is so good to finally be writing this post announcing the March 2, 2021 release of my new album, Music for Study and Meditation. I’ll have more info for you in the coming weeks but check out this teaser and be sure follow me on social media. I’ll be posting preorder/add info there.

Two New Playlists on YouTube!

Peeps!

As I mentioned in the last post, I’ve been working on a lot of things over the last few months and I am super pumped to have some of that work hitting the world via YouTube.

There are TWO new playlists on my channel – one is for the Music for Study and Meditation project I started a few months back and the other is Ableton Live Tips that has some quick tips for speeding up workflow.

New content (music as well as behind the scenes and tutorials) hits the channel every Monday so hop over and subscribe. And, be sure to tell anyone you think would enjoy it.

The Music for Study and Meditation will be available on streaming platforms in the near future.

Thanks for reading this! I hope you enjoy the music below and have a fantastic holiday season!

In The WERKS

Fam!

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your fall! I know it’s hard to keep things positive right now, but you got this! You’re freaking awesome.

As for me, I’m happier than a puppy with…never mind. The pandemic has been crazy for everyone. And, almost all of my live event work – as you can imagine – has turned into studio, video, and podcast work. I’ve been on both sides of the camera (hint hint at an upcoming YouTube series) and both sides of the mic and I gotta say, I have really enjoyed it.

I’ve also been playing and writing a lot. I’m about two-thirds of the way through the writing process for an album of meditation/study music and have been writing and recording with an old friend for a project we hope to release soon.

Short of the long, I’ve packed in a lot of music over the last couple months. Like aging wine, soon enough these projects will be ready to jump off their respective shelves and slap you in the face with awesome.

If you haven’t already, head on over to Insta and Twitter and hit those follow buttons! See you there!

I Believe In A Thing Called Love

Guys!

I got to (virtually) hang out with some of my favorite musicians and throw down on the low notes for a cover of The Darkness’ I Believe In A Think Called Love. It was a freakin’ blasty blast and I hope you dig it!

These guys are (for real) some of my favorite peeps on the planet. After you watch the vid , go check them all out…

Adam Johnson (Vocals, Guitar) of Cover Band Confidential. Literally an Atlanta cornerstone of cover bands. You can check him out on IG at @coverbandconfidential, on YT at CoverBandConfidential, and on the web at www.coverbandconfidential.com.

Grayson Barton (Guitar) has one of the best studios I know of. It may very well be my favorite place to spend time. He’s also an awesome guy and a crazy good musician. Check his IG at @starscreamstudio or website at www.starscreamstudio.com

On Drums, we have Casey Cooper. Over 2.5 MILLION subscribers on the YouTubes. Crazy good. Used to light his sticks on fire but I think he’s gotten help for that. IG: @Coop3rdrumm3r YouTube: Coop3r Drumm3r

Cooper Carter (Guitar) killing that stoic, shredder vibe. His IG is @coopercarter and you can find him on the interwebs at www.coopercarter.com.

Switching Genres (Westworld Cue)

Hey fam!

I’m so pumped to tell you about the latest track I finished and posted. It was written for a competition held by Spitfire Audio and HBO. The challenge was to write a cue for a chase scene from a season 3 episode of Westworld. I love the show and I love writing music to picture so I had to do it. Check it out below and let me know what you think! Also, take a sec and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now Bass Cover

Fam!!

I hope this note finds you all healthy and sane! The other day, I slapped the internet in the face with a fancy-nancy cover video of Dua Lipa’s fabulous track, Don’t Start Now. It’s such a fun tune and the bass line is a blast. If you haven’t heard it, it’s a throwback to the post-disco boogie style with funky bass, clean guitar, and great synths.

Somebody’s Watching Me

I really do have a habit of making things sad. Particularly when I’m at a keyboard or piano. Sometimes I think it’s all my brain knows how to do with the instrument. Here’s a reimagining/reharmonization of a tune I grew up with. I’m not sure if it comes back to life every year around Halloween but it did in 2019 ’cause I started seeing it everywhere. I wanted to make it fit into an opener I was arranging for a service but ultimately didn’t have time to incorporate it. I did really dig this chorus, though.