I am based in Nashville and have been obsessed with music my whole life. My cousin is Bill Leverty, guitar player for Firehouse; a band that has sold 8 million albums worldwide and won numerous awards, including ASCAP Pop and American Music Awards. Ever since I was a kid witnessing Firehouse's initial success, I knew that I wanted to be a career musician, and have been playing seriously for the last 15+ years.
Over the years, I have not only worked in recording studios home to Grammy, Emmy & Academy Award winning productions, but, in addition to writing all of my own songs, have loved writing and doing session work for others. Songs I have written have appeared on MTV's The Real World and Big Tips Texas, Oxygen's Best Ink and have been used by NASCAR and FOX Sports (head to the Video Reel page to see videos of these placements!). I have also composed and recorded music for WalMart's in-store Great Value video campaign. I hope to continue to get this kind of work & more while working with you!
As for my own projects, I am the lead singer/guitarist for The Ivins. We have been fortunate to collaborate with some incredible people such as Grammy Award winners John Seymour (U2, Santana), Michael Rosen (AFI, Papa Roach) & Michael Congdon (Chris Brown), Grammy nominee Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers), Interscope Records co-founder Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, RATT), Robert Venable (Kelly Clarkson, Twenty One Pilots), Anthony "Rocky" Gallo (John Legend, Carrie Underwood), Mark Santangelo (Neon Trees, The Weeknd), John Morand (GWAR, D'Angelo), Michael Zuesow (Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry) and Ace Enders of The Early November.
Live, I have also shared the stage with bands such as Switchfoot, Rooney, Parachute, Airborne Toxic Event, Cute Is What We Aim For, Night Riots, The Unlikely Candidates, Cracker, Carbon Leaf, Carolina Liar, The Ataris, Mae, The Rocket Summer & He Is We, among others (including finding our band inadvertently opening for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at SXSW 2013).
In summation, music is life. Let's make some magic.