Don Somerville

Don Somerville
I have been working in the music business successfully for over 25 years, primarily based out of Nashville, Los Angeles and Canada. My experience has been very diversified, not only in terms of the genres of artists I've worked with, but also in the roles that I've performed ranging from Executive Producer to Management , Stage Production to Teaching - and everything in between.

I've had the honour of working with so many gifted people over the years. Whether locking pens compositionally with the
likes of David Foster (multi platinunum mega producer/composer ) and David Paich (Toto – “Africa” “Rosanna”) OR sharing the stage with the likes of Bill Champlin (Chicago frontman for 28 years), Carmen Grillo (Tower of Power) and Steve Archer (Grammy Award winning inspirational artist) – the journey has been both humbling and inspiring.

In addition, I’ve served as musical/band director for various stage productions from 1999 through to the present. My background of 13 years of Royal Conservatory piano lessons , culminating in achieving my Grade 10 Piano Certificate has served me well. I sight read both charts and notation very proficiently and have composed soundtracks for the NHL, NBA and recently completed my first film score.

I travel with a hi-tech rig driven by Mainstage 3 that includes a Yamaha P115 piano to cover any meat and potato piano sounds, in addition to a Nektar Panorama P6 controller, triggering a wide range of sounds from software synth sources -including Omnisphere 2, Komplete 11, Stylus RMX, Output and EastWest’s entire sample library of over 9,000
samples. I have the capacity to sequence any additional tracks that aren’t able to be covered live, and sing background as well. Please take a minute and check out some audio samples on my website of some original material that I have composed, produced and/or played on over the last few years.

Thanks again for your time and consideration. I’m looking forward to potentially working together down the road!!

Sincerely,

Don Somerville

Links: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h781fevdqtmiogk/DON_SOMERVILLE_PROMO%201.m4v?dl=0

www.crystalteardropinc.com

Phone 615-767-3071
Email donsomerville@mac.com
Website http://www.crystalteardropinc.com