Artists & Composers

Christian Salyer

Christian has had thousands of placements on major television and cable networks worldwide. His solid pop, urban and rock sensibilities, advanced mixing and production techniques and incredible vocal production chops have earned him respect from musicians and producers around the globe. He and his team of producers and songwriters have worked with Multi Platinum Recording Artists such as Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Tyrese, and Madonna, just to name a few.

 

Christian has also scored music for the video games: “Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense” and “True Crime: Streets of LA”, which have sold millions of copies. In the commercial pop world as a writer, he recently sold a song he produced and co-wrote to Disney to be performed in the popular TV show “Austin & Ally” and sold commercially.

Lindsay Tomasic

A skilled composer, producer and recording engineer, Lindsay Tomasic has been actively involved in the creation of music for TV & Film since the 1990’s. With her notable resume as a musician and vocalist, it is her empathy with recording artists that results in emotionally connected performances and recordings. Lindsay is particularly attuned to the natural warmth of acoustic instruments. Lindsay has studied with some of the greatest recording engineers in the business who now endorse her skills and trust her finely tuned ears. Since starting her first catalog in 1995, her career has encompassed producing music of all kinds, and wearing many hats as a thriving music entrepreneur.

 

In addition to the release of her 9 “commercial” albums, she has composed on hundreds of production music albums and is the founding member of music library giant 5 Alarm Music.

 

Lindsay’s instrumental music can be found on the Ear Parade albums: “Cool Ads”, “Neo Folk”, “Mighty Small Guitars” and “Cocktails”.

Gregg Leonard

Gregg Leonard is a multi-genre composer, music producer and sound designer. Greg has also engineered sessions for Glenn Tillbrook, Lloyd Cole, Alison Moorer, Steve Forbert, The Subdudes, T-Bone Burnett, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Ricki Lee-Jones, Teddy Thompson, Suzanne Vega, Judith Owen, Son Volt, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle and Joan Baez, to name just a few.

 

His compositions have been woven into productions from such varied companies as Marvel Comics, Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers, as well as ad campaigns for Microsoft and T-Mobile.

 

Some of Gregg’s instrumental tracks are featured on the Ear Parade album, “Cool Ads”

Joseph Pusateri

Touring with the Warner Bros Orchestra as the Principle Percussionist, Joseph Pusateri is also an accomplished composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Joseph has recorded or performed with Burt Bacharach, Anita Baker, Beyonce, John Enwistle, Richie Havens, John Lee Hooker, Kenny Loggins, L.A. Philharmonic, Wayne Newton, Phil Ramone, Miranda Lee Richards, Spinal Tap and many other prestigious and talented Artists. Ear Parade is proud to have Joe as part of our artist collective!

 

Joseph’s compositions are featured on our “Cool Ads” albums and his unique percussion style can be heard on our album “Mighty Small Guitars”

Patrick Prouty

Patrick Prouty is an accomplished bassist, performer and composer from Detroit. He has performed with many national jazz artists including Terence Blanchard, Jimmy Cobb, Geri Allen, Bill Heid and Johnny Bassett. From 2000 until 2007, Pat was the bassist for soul legend, Bettye Lavette.

 

Patrick’s 2007 album release, “The Charmed Life”, won the Detroit Music Award for Best Jazz Recording. His song “Remembering Section 403” was featured in the fourth season of AMC’s “Breaking Bad”.

 

Pat is a currently a faculty member of the University Of Michigan – Flint Department of Music, where he teaches Music Theory, Composition and Upright bass. He also conducts the University orchestra. The Ear Parade catalog features compositions and performances on the “Cocktails” and “Piano Bar” albums.

Michelle Mangione

Michelle Mangione is a Los Angeles-based, musician/singer/songwriter whose signature blend of percussion-infused music has been featured on television and in film. After spending much of her career behind a drum set, Michelle decided to release her solo debut CD Life Beneath the Sun, a soulful and earnest take on a chaotic world. It was met with rave reviews. She then collaborated with rock icon Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) on her sophomore release "What is a Saint" and "The Edge of Madness" - a song written for the purpose of bringing awareness and aid to the people of Louisiana. The Single was chosen as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Top Singles” in 2010. Mangione has since co-written “Following Orders” with Exene Cervenka (X), and continues to write, perform and record her music. Her lyrics are inspired by personal experience, and her music by many artists who came before her.

 

Hear her contribution to the Ear Parade family in the coming months on an unplugged classic rock album currently in production.

Todd Andrew

Todd Andrew is a world class composer, guitarist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. With roots in the 90s Los Angeles rock scene, he fronted such bands as Electrico, Sik, Yell Fire, and currently the highly successful 'video game rap' pioneers Teamheadkick. Recently he's been pursuing his true calling, making what he calls 'sonic art'. Since joining Blazed Out Music in 2007 he's placed music in such shows as Southland, X Factor, Breaking From Above, Life and Times of Tim, CBS Sports, and a slew of reality shows. Highlights include co-scoring the video games “Jimmie Johnson's Anything With an Engine” and “Keep Off My Hill”. His musical goals are simple… innovation, outside the box creativity, and to make tracks that make you say 'damn!'

Abby Posner

From new-folk to bluegrass and pop, Posner twists genres to create a fresh catchy sound. Abby arranges, writes, and plays nearly all of the instruments on her albums. She is also the founder of the eclectic bluegrass-rock band, Fiddle and Pine, which has toured the north and southwest United States. Posner’s commitment to her work as a musician is evident through her extensive experience in performance, scoring, music instruction, songwriting and recording. Posner travels the southern California performance circuit regularly as a solo artist. She has also accompanied several well-known artists on various tours, playing drums, guitar and banjo.

 

Instrumental tracks by Abby are featured on the Ear Parade album, “Neo Folk” and she is in production on a “Nu-Grass” collection.

Lynne Earls

Recording engineer producer, songwriter and composer, Lynne Earls, has been an integral part of creating all kinds of amazing music for a number of years in LA, with several of the music industry’s leading session players and artist including the likes KD Lang, on her award winning album, “Watershed”

 

Remaining “true to the essence” is something that Lynne takes to heart. Having worked across multiple genera in so many different musical guises, the constant within each and every undertaking has been heart and soul.    A member of a new band, “One Street Over” with composer / bassist, Jennifer Condos, Lynne continues to spread her creative wings and is excited to be an artist with Ear Parade.

 

Instrumental tracks by Lynne are featured on our album “Neo Folk”.  A pop album by “One Street Over” is currently in the works.

Jennifer Condos

Jennifer Condos is an amazing composer, bassist and indie artist. Her music has been featured in countless Television shows such as “The Sopranos”, “Friends”, “Sex In The City”, “Gilmore Girls”, “Bun Heads”, “Wife Swap” and many more. She has toured as a bass player for the likes of Ray Lamontagne, Joe Henry, Warren Zevon, Boz Scaggs, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow and Don Henley. Condos is also actively involved in performing live with the LA Band, “Queen Cake” featuring Teresa James on vocals and keyboards and Debra Dobkin on drums and percussion.

 

She is currently working with Lynne Earls in an all new band “One Street Over”, who are in production with a new album for Ear Parade. Some of Jennifer’s instrumental tracks are featured on the Ear parade album “Neo Folk”

Brett Fromson

Brett is a singer/songwriter whose lyric-driven songs in the Americana style have garnered him acclaim by some of his heroes including Randy Newman and Glenn Frey among others. He is the recipient of the Glenn Frey Scholarship at USC's Thornton School of Music where he graduated in May, 2014 with a degree in Popular Music. His debut record, Heartbeat Like A Train - EP, was released on January 1st, 2014 and can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud as well as on www.brettfromson.com.

Fiddle & Pine

Abby Posner – guitar/banjo/mandolin/vocals

Jesse Olema – violin/guitar/vocals

Graham Chapman – Bass/vocals

 

Fiddle & Pine is an indie-bluegrass band with a twist. From catchy choruses to foot stomping grooves, this unique group has a sound that will grip you like a jar of smooth whisky. Having studied music at CalArts, these creative musicians came together to create an incredible sound that resembles both the original bluegrass origin with a modern accessible edge. The choruses are addictive, and the songs make you want to sing them over and over again.

Johnny Lee Schell

Best known for his recording & touring with Bonnie Raitt in the 80’s, Johnny’s musical career has covered over thirty years, fifty states, and numerous foreign countries. Coming from a musical family in the small town of Farwell, Texas, Johnny’s first recording experience was with Norman Petty ( of Buddy Holly fame). After playing in local bands in the area, he joined a regional Texas rock group in 1972. This band was known as BABY, & released two albums on which Johnny played lead guitar, sang, and provided some of the songs. Moving to California in 1979, he joined up with Ian McLagan from the Faces, recently done with a Rolling Stones tour.

Stone

While still in high school in Tucson, Arizona, Flinstone met Harvey Mason Jr. of the Underdogs, best known for songs such as Mario’s “How Could You”, Omarion’s  “O” and the “Dream Girls” Soundtrack. He was the first R&B artist signed to Harvey Mason Jr.  After Harvey teaming up with Damon Thomas of the Underdogs, Flint was producing artists such as Brandy, Deborah Cox, RL from Next, and Kevon Edmonds to name a few.

 

Flinstone (“Stone”) states “Working with Harvey and Damon was amazing, a lot of long hours, music production,

Johnny played & sang on Mac’s first two solo albums, providing the title track for the first one,”Troublemaker”. In 1981 Bonnie Raitt was looking for a fresher sound for her next album. She chose Johnny & Mac, along with the rest of Mac’s band (Ricky Fataar on drums, Ray Ohara on bass).

 

Thus began a ten year association between Johnny & Bonnie, yielding some great tours and grammy award winning recordings. In 1992, Ronnie Wood hired Johnny for a tour & live album (Slide On Live). Ian McLagan, Bobby Keys, & the usual suspects came along & a very good time was had by all. Returning home in 1993 Johnny began recording & touring with blues legend Taj Mahal, culminating in a 1997 grammy for Taj’s album “Senor Blues”. 1998 found Johnny on the road with rock legend John Fogerty. A live album from this tour “Blue Moon Swamp Live”, was also nominated for a grammy. “ In between recording & touring , Johnny found the time to score a few films. He composed the musical score for “Outside Ozona”(Columbia-Tristar), “Black Day, Blue Night” (Republic), & “The Forsaken” (Screen Gems).

 

Johnny continues to live and work in the southern California area, currently as a composer for the hit sitcom on ABC, “According to Jim”.

and great work ethics. He says about the collaboration: “It was like a factory, If you worked hard, then the result would be great music”.

 

It was these work ethics and great music that led Stone to work with Warryn Campbell, known for mega Gospel artist “Mary, Mary”. With these heavy hitters under his belt, he worked harder to utilize the gifts he was given.  As such, fate led him to his future wife Lisa, while working with Soul Shock & Karlin (famous for producing hits for Whitney Houston and 2Pac Shakur to name just a few).  Together Lisa and Stone began writing, singing, and producing songs for Soul Shock and Karlin.  Stone was the first producer to have a co-production song with the duo for the Fantasia song he and Lisa co-wrote entitled “Said I wouldn’t, No More”.

 

Currently Stone and Lisa have produced and written on two short films for JW Marriot’s “Two Bellmen” and Arun Vir’s “Reset”.  The film “Two Bellmen” debuted during MIP TV in Cannes, France, where Marriott International was being honored as Brand of The Year; “Two Bellmen” being the centerpiece. (Marriott News 04/16/2015)

 

Check out more of Stone’s impressive credits at www.heatroxent.com

 

 

Aram Mandossian

Born in Hollywood, California, Aram Mandossian grew up in the early 80's infatuated with movies and music in the culturally diverse climate of Los Angeles, strongly influenced by artists and composers including Beethoven, John Williams, Metallica, Stravinsky, Gipsy Kings, and Bad Religion. Aram has been making music since the age of 7 from piano lessons, to playing guitar in rock bands throughout high school and college, taiko drumming, and producing music. Aram's professional career began composing original scores to student films in college

Trevor Lewallen

Trevor Lewallen is a multi-genre composer, sound designer and mix engineer. Growing up, he was constantly filling his iPod with music from all different genres.  This love for such a variety of music led him to the wonderful world of music production and everything that goes along with it.

 

Whether mixing a song, designing a phat wobble bass, or composing a cinematic rock and dubstep track with Latin influences, Trevor is ready to get creative.

which shortly led to writing for features. Aram earned his Bachelor of Music in composition from California State University, Northridge, and his graduate degree at the famed 'Scoring for Motion Pictures' program at the University of Southern California. At the heart of Aram's music lie dense organic textures, simple themes, repetitive rhythms, the nostalgia of the old world of cinema blended with all the grit, force, intensity and production of modern rock, electronic and sound design infused soundtracks.

 

With hundreds of productions to date for which Aram's music has been a part, some of the most notable are an arrangement in Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, main title theme for off-beat sports talk show Numbers Never Lie on ESPN and the main title for Known Universe on National Geographic. Aram has written original scores for independent films such as horror/thriller The Last Resort from Lions Gate, and artsy fantasy drama Maro for which he won a Silver Medal Award for Artistic Excellence at the Park City Film Music Festival and a score for the award winning human rights documentary 22 Years from Home. Aram has been working in television music wiritng for a variety of shows including Emmy winning Sports Science on FSN, Police POV on TruTv, Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker and Fact or Faked:Paranormal Files on SyFy, and for past shows such as Crime360 on A&E, Jesse James is a Dead Man on Spike, and had a special opportunity to conduct the studio orchestra for an episode of LOST on ABC.

His music has been placed in several network TV shows.  So far his favorite uses of his music were in "Impractical Jokers", "Venom" for RADIUS and when one of the main characters in "The Michael J Fox Show" danced to his music for almost a minute.

 

As VP of production for Blazed Out Music for many years, Trevor has worked on a variety of music projects for several catalogs including Ear Parade, while at the same time creating music for Urban Independent artists.

 

Most recently, Trevor has taken his interest in sound design and applied it to the creation of modern EDM music for custom music projects like the series "Venom" for RADIUS.  He also enjoys creating remixes of popular songs.

Will Benoit

With an arsenal of vintage analog synthesizers, drum machines and effects, “the one time metalhead and Jesu associate serenely slowdives into shoegaze” (Spin.com) with the debut full length from Living Phantoms. Since the project’s inception 2 years ago, producer Will Benoit has steadily defined his sound through a series of remixes for artists like Ellie Goulding and Bad Rabbits, and also explored new sonic territory with remixes for underground luminaries such as Caspian and Rosetta.

Radz

Blues, rock, roots, soul, ramshackle stomp - these are just a few of the colors in the audio palette of Radz. An eclectic and unlikely sound from an unlikely source, hailing from the deep woods in the far north of the Midwest.

 

A songwriter/composer currently based out of St. Louis, Radz crafts his songs from a sometimes desolate, sometimes hopeful and always unique perspective bred from an early life in rural isolation. He is the child of two artists and musicians and grew up sitting at the base of an upright piano listening to his father play. Self-taught in nearly every aspect of the process, Radz continues to expand his eclectic musical palette with each new album.

 

Radz’s debut EP “Ramshackle Heart” is available now from Datolite Records.

 

Visit: radzmusic.com for more about Radz

 

 

Juan Manuel Cortez

Juan Cortez’s professional accomplishments since his early days in Mexico City include teaching, performing, arranging, writing scores, and recording music and film productions not only within the genre of mariachi music, but also in the opera and pop music genres with artists such as Placido Domingo, Jenny Rivera, and even the Black Eyed Peas. Internationally recognized and greatly respected by his fellow musicians and students for his array of talents, he now lives with his wife and children in California where he continues to devote his professional life to the evolution of Mariachi, spinning it in new directions but never losing the passion that attracts a culturally diverse audience.