Bio

Hi. Here's a little bit about me: I was the guitar player, singer and songwriter for a band called Walt Mink. A while back I started scoring for film, T.V. and radio, in addition to playing in bands. In 2000 I won an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Music and Lyrics for my song "Up to You" from the show "Nickellennium" for Nickelodeon, and in 2001 I was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for best original score for the film "Jump Tomorrow". 

My songs have appeared in both movies and T.V. commercials, and music of mine can be heard on the nationally syndicated NPR program, This American Life. In 2005 the band I started with my friend Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, released our first record, songs from which have been heard in various t.v. commercials and shows, (more recently Valley Lodge’s music can be heard every week as the opening theme to HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver). In 2006 I wrote the music for the opening of the MTV Video Music Awards, as well as the Tenacious D "Friendship" song from the same broadcast. In 2009 I co- wrote Hugh Jackman's opening musical number for the 81st Annual Academy Awards, which won a 2009 Emmy Award, in the category of Outstanding Music and Lyrics. In 2012 I produced the Tenacious D record Rize Of The Fenix, and in 2017 my new band Teen Judge released our first record. My music, (theme and underscore) can currently be heard every week on the CBS half hour comedy Man With A Plan.

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