Some ancient history: with guitarist Mark Christian, formed obscure synthpop duo Dial M (1983-84). The group released a full-length LP (vinyl!) and followed up with an EP on D&D Records (Los Angeles). Lots of KROQ airplay. Viva Linndrum … lol …..
Day gig – recording engineer. Indy projects and publishing demos for Warner Bros, Mike Chapman Music, Universal Music, Motown. On staff for several years at Control Center studio (API/Ampex/Studer) in Hollywood.
Was a songwriter for Island Music.
Played keyboards on two Thomas Dolby albums including Aliens Ate My Buick which garnered two Grammy nominations including one for Thomas and the band as arrangers. Toured with Dolby as part of his backing band The Lost Toy People and worked as a video game composer for Dolby’s ‘Headspace’ multimedia company.
Credits also include work in television with projects as varied as producing club tracks for television soaps, recording and mixing music for HBO and network television films, and for Mutato Muzika, Mark Mothersbaugh’s (DEVO) music production company, re-orchestrating and recording music for Popeye(!) cartoons for Turner Entertainment.
Recorded and mixed music for photographer/director Bruce Weber’s feature film The Chop Suey Club featuring jazz great Bud Shank and the late pianist Bill Evans’ drummer Joe LaBarbera.
Worked on national television commercials as a music mixer and recording engineer. Clients included 3Com (Palm), Acura, Afrin, MCI, Levis, Volvo, and Abercrombie and Fitch.
Album engineering credits include a soundtrack related album for Roman Polanski’s film The Pianist released by Universal, work on Steven Hexx’s Lit, world music duo Willie and Lobo’s Siete album, Kulica’s Bakers Dozen, and honkytonkers Rooster McClintock’s first EP and full-length followup Gold Teeth For A Dead Horse.
Mixed Ronnie Laws single Settle Down (2017) on Universal.
Mixed bassist John Leftwich and Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira’s full-length, Cosmos (2017).
Mixed L.A. jazz singer Kathy Segal-Garcia’s 2019 album Straight Ahead To The U.K.
Mixed and mastered the soundtrack album for director Bruce Weber’s Robert Mitchum documentary Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast. Featured artists dueting with Mitchum on the album are Ricki Lee Jones, Dr. John, and Marianne Faithful.
Mixed and mastered Persian L.A. based singer Sussan Deyhim’s La Belle et La Bete album, a jazz/fusion/world project.
Mixed and mastered singer/songwriter Josephine Johnson’s EP ‘Double High Five’. Release summer 2021.
Three CDs of original music released. 500 Megs Fine! in 1995 and Believe It! in 2007. Available direct or on iTunes or CD Baby. Under the artist name ‘Kapitan’, new album released March 2018. Album title is Be and download is available from CD Baby. Listen on Spotify, YouTube, and the other usual streaming sites.
A longtime resident of Los Angeles, I now live in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
Check out my psychedelic jazz project, Miles Ahead Group, on Youtube. Hopefully when Covid is done and live music is back there’ll be a Portland version of this band. Played for many years with old-school soul/R&B band Stax City. Also gigged in the SF Bay area with Van Morrison’s daughter singer Shana Morrison.