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BIOGRAPHY

Formerly based in Nashville, I am based out of my hometown of Richmond, VA. Simply put, I have been obsessed with music my whole life. My cousin is Bill Leverty, guitar player for Firehouse; a band that has sold eight 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 writing, recording and performing for almost 20 years.

Throughout my career, I have worked in recording studios home to Grammy, Emmy & Academy Award-winning productions, and have also been invigorated 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 some of these placements). I have also composed and recorded music for WalMart's in-store Great Value video campaign. For my own music, I have collaborated in the studio with members of Florida Georgia Line,

3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Relient K, CKY, Hot Action Cop, Jelly Roll, Accept, Saving Abel,

The Dear Hunter, Pax217 and Tonic.

 

My primary gig is as the lead singer/guitarist for The Fan. For the last ten years, however, I served as the lead singer/guitarist of The Ivins. We were fortunate to work with some incredible people, such as Grammy Award winners John Seymour (U2, Santana), Michael Rosen (AFI, Papa Roach) and 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.

Throughout my career, in the live setting, I have been privileged to share the stage with artists such as Chris Daughtry, Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Matt Theissen (Relient K), Zac Maloy (The Nixons), Ryan Meyer (Highly Suspect), Joey Morrow (Badflower), 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 and He Is We, among others (including finding our band inadvertently opening for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at SXSW 2013). Additionally, in 2023, The Ivins became the first American rock band to perform in Sudan, as a part of a tour of Africa that saw us play in both Sudan and Egypt.

In summation, music is life. Let's make some magic.

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