I wear lots of hats
Since 2005, Producer, Performer and Audio Engineer works include Full-Length Albums, Film, Live Theater, Sound Design, Live Sound, Radio, Podcasts, Web, Sound Reinforcement & Management.
2006: Harpoon Guns, S/T 12" EP, Editor/Mastering Engineer
2006 - 2008: Two Tone Tantrum, Manager/Producer
2008: Two Tone Tantrum, Candy Tomahawk EP, Producer
2008 - 2012: The Swindletone Podcast, Producer/Audio Engineer
2009 - present: The Kettle Drivers, Guitar/Producer/Manager
2010: Theophilus North, Full Length Play, Sound Design & Music Supervisor
2011: The Kettle Drivers, What a Thrill LP/CD, Guitar/Producer
2011: Shane Thompson (Singer/Songwriter), Guitar/Producer
2011: Black Luck, Short Film - Recording Engineer, Sound Design & Score
(official selection, San Diego Film Festival, 2012)
2011: Dirty Merlin, Dirt Tapes Volume 1, Mastering Engineer
2012: The Kettle Drivers, Digital Demons & Black Luck EP/CD, Guitar/Producer
2014: Shape Pitaki, Lonely This Is LP/CD, Guitar/Producer
2015: (in production): Jezuitski, Untitled, Ambient/Avant/Lo-fi, EP, Producer
2015: G. Johnson, Filth, LP, Guitar/Producer/Performer
2015: Newport Beach Public Library Media Lab Promo Video: Producer
2015: Lawrence Thunell, Professional Voice Over Reel; Engineer, Producer
2016: Shape Pitaki, "Can't Go Home" Single, Guitar
2016: G. Johnson, Retreat, LP, Guitar/Producer/Performer
2016: G. Johnson, Slow Demon Moon/Enders Game, single, Performer/Producer
2017: Shape Pitaki, Let's Get Gnarly & Chill, Performer, Engineer, Artwork
2017: G. Johnson, Foundation, LP Writer, Producer, Performer, Artwork
2018: Shape Pitaki, Like an Indian, Single. Bass & Electric Guitar
Writer since 2008. Works include Feature-Length Screenplay, Prose, Public Speaking, Marketing & Interactive Content for Web.
2008 - 2012: The Swindletone Podcast, Creator/Writer, Host
2010 - The Clinch, Writer. Full Length Screenplay. Comedy/Martial Arts
2010 - CSUF Graduation Commencement Speaker
2011 - Solebottom, Writer. Short. Comedy/Noir
2013 - Mitchell Ave., www.swindletone.tumblr.com, Blog
2014 - The Album, Creator, Host
2016 - Honor The Living, Photography/Theme
2007 AA Orange Coast College, GE & Recording Technology
2010 BA, Radio-TV-Film, California State University Fullerton
Photoshop certification, 2004
Gig Posters, Web, Social Media, Screenprinting, Apparel, Merchandise
2005 - present: Studio 770 Recording Studio, Brea, CA, Assistant/Freelance Producer/Engineer
2005 - present: Big Scary Tree Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Freelance Producer/Engineer
2006 - present: Newport Beach Public Library, Library Clerk/Library Assistant
2010: Showreel International, Business Development Manager, Hollywood, CA
2011 - 2012: Operation Clean Slate, Grant Writer & Fundraising Director
2013 - 2014: www.JRRShop.com, Sales Manager/Pro Audio/Guitar FX Specialist
Samples, Rates & References Available Upon Request
I was born in Orange, CA in 1986 where I lived until I was 11 years old when I moved to Costa Mesa. My mom walked me to piano lessons when I was a kid. I picked up a guitar when I was a teenager. Music, recording, releasing records & live music have been part of my life since as along as I remember. I have been in and out of studios since I was 15.
I love California, my family, friends and am a library advocate.
The best breakfast burritos in town are at Romans off of Santa Isabel and Newport Blvd.
Some people like to start projects. I like to finish them.
I believe in hard work, virtue, story-telling and soul. Live your life the way you want to tell it.