Stacks Image 958
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, where I first experienced the magic of the recording studio, I moved to NYC to play music.

For most of the 90’s, I did just that, as guitarist and chief songwriter of punk/pop band The Goops (Reprise/Warner Bros. Records). Prominent on the downtown-NYC scene, we played regularly at CBGBs and Don Hill’s Squeezebox, eventually gaining national attention via tours with Rancid, The Offspring, Samiam and opening slots for Radiohead, Garbage and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. All three of The Goops’ music videos aired on MTV including our single for the "Mallrats” soundtrack and “Vulgar Appetites”, winner of AICP-MoMA’s best video of the year.

As the century turned, I started playing around on the other side of the glass as a producer/engineer working with artists such as Sean Paul, Ryan Adams, Paul Oakenfold and numerous indie bands. As one-half of production-duo Locked, I remixed J-Lo, Usher, J-Kwon, Babyface, Faithless and The Butthole Surfers. Locked released a slew of original dance tracks that garnered play in NYC’s biggest clubs by DJ’s like Roger Sanchez and Paul Oakenfold. Our tracks have been licensed for advertising and film and we supplied sound-design and scoring for Kevin Ford's film "Three Days" about Jane's Addiction.

Along with the licensing and soundtrack placements of my band and solo material, I've also composed original music and sound-design for film and advertising clients including Coca-Cola, Panasonic, ESPN, Heineken, Minute Maid, and Casio. I've been a Music Supervisor for a few indie films, including "Tanner Hall”, starring Rooney Mara and Brie Larson.

Converse Rubber Tracks is without a doubt the most fun I've had since I was running around playing rock-star. In 2010, I was brought on as a consultant and location scout, then helped design the program and flagship Brooklyn recording studio, finally staying on board to run the place. I oversaw design, gear selection and staff, then did the same for Boston. The program supplied emerging artists the opportunity to record in a professional environment with top-notch producers. Over the course of it’s 6 year run, Rubber Tracks also spawned over 100 international activations thru the use of “popups” at studios as historic as Abbey Road. I oversaw planning and logistics in over twenty countries, personally attending dozens myself.

Currently I produce and co-host the weekly podcast, Going Off Track, who’s guests since 2012 have included Vanessa Bayer, Laura Jane Grace, Dave Bazan, Fred Armisen, Jack Antonoff, Blake Schwarzenbach, Keenan Thompson, Fat Mike and Jenny Lewis. Through my production company, Soundwag, I also produce and consult on podcasting for brands and independents, as well as helping music and podcasting clients with their recording spaces.
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, where I first experienced the magic of the recording studio, I moved to NYC to play music.

For most of the 90’s, I did just that, as guitarist and chief songwriter of punk/pop band The Goops (Reprise/Warner Bros. Records). Prominent on the downtown-NYC scene, we played regularly at CBGBs and Don Hill’s Squeezebox, eventually gaining national attention via tours with Rancid, The Offspring, Samiam and opening slots for Radiohead, Garbage and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. All three of The Goops’ music videos aired on MTV including our single for the "Mallrats” soundtrack and “Vulgar Appetites”, winner of AICP-MoMA’s best video of the year.

As the century turned, I started playing around on the other side of the glass as a producer/engineer working with artists such as Sean Paul, Ryan Adams, Paul Oakenfold and numerous indie bands. As one-half of production-duo Locked, I remixed J-Lo, Usher, J-Kwon, Babyface, Faithless and The Butthole Surfers. Locked released a slew of original dance tracks that garnered play in NYC’s biggest clubs by DJ’s like Roger Sanchez and Paul Oakenfold. Our tracks have been licensed for advertising and film and we supplied sound-design and scoring for Kevin Ford's film "Three Days" about Jane's Addiction.

Along with the licensing and soundtrack placements of my band and solo material, I've also composed original music and sound-design for film and advertising clients including Coca-Cola, Panasonic, ESPN, Heineken, Minute Maid, and Casio. I've been a Music Supervisor for a few indie films, including "Tanner Hall”, starring Rooney Mara and Brie Larson.

Converse Rubber Tracks is without a doubt the most fun I've had since I was running around playing rock-star. In 2010, I was brought on as a consultant and location scout, then helped design the program and flagship Brooklyn recording studio, finally staying on board to run the place. I oversaw design, gear selection and staff, then did the same for Boston. The program supplied emerging artists the opportunity to record in a professional environment with top-notch producers. Over the course of it’s 6 year run, Rubber Tracks also spawned over 100 international activations thru the use of “popups” at studios as historic as Abbey Road. I oversaw planning and logistics in over twenty countries, personally attending dozens myself.

Currently I produce and co-host the weekly podcast, Going Off Track, who’s guests since 2012 have included Vanessa Bayer, Laura Jane Grace, Dave Bazan, Fred Armisen, Jack Antonoff, Blake Schwarzenbach, Keenan Thompson, Fat Mike and Jenny Lewis. Through my production company, Soundwag, I also produce and consult on podcasting for brands and independents, as well as helping music and podcasting clients with their recording spaces.
Stacks Image 984