Music Recording & Production
Category: Art / Creative
David Kellogg Highlights: Created, lead, and wrote for the band Courage. Courage came out of the Bahamas and took over the junkanoo, reggae, and soca scene throughout the Caribbean and US. Courage toured, collaborated, and opened for bands and artists such as Jimmy Buffet, Beres Hammond, Baha Men, Luciano, Inner Circle, and Big Mountain. They were featured at the Caribbean Music Expo with other artists such as Shaggy and Third World. Courage also performed as the main act for the Miami Dolphins regular NFL season stadium Half-Time show. Produced, mixed, co-wrote, and arranged the album “Vitamin C.” “Vitamin C” had four different chart topping hits in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Hawaii. The album was nominated for “best reggae album” in Hawaii’s music awards. It was also featured in the Caribbean Music Expo as one of the “best worldwide reggae albums by a new artist” for the year. The album currently has top sales in its category in iTunes, Amazon, and Borders Books. Songs from it and the Courage band has been featured in the movie, “The Bahama Hustle,” the national radio show “Reggae vibes,” and "The Good Morning Today Show.”
Performed, Arranged, and Composed for Sara Hendrix and Kellogg. Sara Hendrix hailed form Telluride, Colorado. Together they created an infectious acoustic folk and pop sound and toured with artists such as Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary, and Donavon. Produced, mixed, co-wrote, and arranged Sara Hendrix and Kellogg’s debut album “Ghost Stories”. “Ghost Stories” and Sara Hendrix and Kellogg were nominated by the ABC network affiliate The Point radio station as “best new artist,” “best new album,” and voted Kellogg’s “Stillife” as “best new song” in 7 different cities. Several major newspapers acclaimed the album as a breakthrough in bringing folk, alternative rock, and world music together with hauntingly catchy hooks.
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Produced, mixed, arranged, and co-wrote the Soundtrack theme “Blood On the Moon” in the movie “Séance” and the hip-hop song “We Got To Fight” for the movie "Strange As Angels.” Produced, mixed, arranged and performed on several tracks for VP Records and Beres Hammond’s Harmony House Records at Beres’s Studio in Stony Hill, Jamaica. Performed and arranged music with Lenny Kravitz and Italia Johnson for concerts in the Bahamas.
Produced, mixed, wrote, and arranged Hip-Hop tracks for the international rapper Ithaka, Caribbean dancehall sensation Spyda Boon, Chicago rap stars Wolf pack, and several Minneapolis based rappers with tracks playing on B96 and KMOJ. Produced, mixed, wrote, and arranged songs and tracks for R&B singer, international model, and television spokesperson Cherika Star.
Created, lead, and wrote for the band Sunshine Allison. Sunshine Allison’s afro-cuban, funk, and rock style became one of the biggest draws in music venues such as Madison’s Barrymore Theatre, Chicago’s Cubby Bear, Milwaukee’s Shank Hall, and Minneapolis’s First Avenue. Sunshine Allison Toured with and/or opened for bands such as The Allman Brothers, Wide Spread Panic, Blues Traveler, and The Samples. Sunshine Allison also formed a drum group that played for the University of Wisconsin athletics and other national events. Produced, mixed, co-wrote, and arranged the Album “Rise” for Sunshine Allison. The album was reviewed by the Madison’s Badger Herald as one of the best Albums to come out of an artist from Wisconsin since the likes of Cheap Trick and Steve Miller Band.
Co-Produced, recorded, and mixed the international sensation YoungBlood brass band’s album “Unlearn”. It is considered their most successful album to date and has consistently sold worldwide after being picked up by Ozone Records. It features spots by Hip-Hop legend Talib Kweli, spoken word legend Mike Ladd, and Frank Zappa’s Ike Willis.
Produced, mixed, and co-arranged albums for local pop and rock bands.
Years Experience: 17