ALL WORK AND NO PLAY?
I started playing in a rock band in High School, and really got into Jazz and Fusion by the time I went into MI. These days I put my music education to use as a music supervisor, pulling lots of tracks for my editing projects, and collaborating with some of the best music supervisors in the country finding just the right tracks for the latest ads we're producing here at Innocean.
BETWEEN THE SUN
My current project.
Between the Sun is a Los Angeles based rock duo comprised of Bassist/Songwriter Brad Wetmore (Starch Monkey), Vocalist/Songwriter Chris Johnson (Starch Monkey) and features Max Cohen on guitar. The band formed 2018 after the dissolution of LA rock band Starch Monkey and began penning 12 new songs for a concept album with Wetmore writing the music and Johnson writing the vocals and lyrics. With the impending release of their debut album in late 2019, Between the Sun looks to make their mark with bass driven riffs and a forward facing vision. They want their music to be thoughtful and focused while not being constrained by subjective borders of a specific genre. Wetmore and Johnson acknowledge that the music industry is often chaotic and unpredictable, but they want to make sure that their sights are set squarely on what matters, the music.
The first single released off of the album "Tainted Bloodline" by LA rock duo Between the Sun. This single also marks the debut track from the band, formed in 2018. The fourth track on the concept album deals with themes of ego and has been described by the band as "cocky" and as having "lots of swagger". The music was written by bassist Brad Wetmore and guest guitarist Max Cohen while the vocals and lyrics were written by lead singer Chris Johnson.
Active from 2012 to 2017
I joined up with some friends from High School and we literally "put the band back together" and called it "Starch Monkey." We played some great venues around LA including The Whisky, The Viper Room, House of Blues and The Canyon Club, and have opened for some notable acts like The Yardbirds, Kings X and Faster Pussy Cat. . I added a few of our tracks from our last release.