Welcome to online home of John DeFaria

Composer and guitarist


IMG_2808retch_screenWhether it be as a composer, guitarist, producer, or performer, John DeFaria is constantly engaged in the art of music making. Always excited by a challenge, he finds it hard to stay away from different directions in music. Whether it be contributing to the multi-platinum success of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, collaborating with producers such as Phil Ramone, George Duke, Maurice White or David Foster, or touring with Kenny Loggins, Bob James, Kitaro and Jon Anderson of Yes, John loves stretching his talents out. “It’s always fun to try something new.”

John won the ASCAP pop award for his hit song “Get on Your Feet” and also won an American Music award for favorite Pop/Rock group with Gloria and the MSM crew.

As a musician, John has recorded on numerous movie scores such as “Holes,” James Camerons’s “Ghosts of the Abyss,” “Uptown Girls;” commercials for Direct TV and Subaru; and television shows for Lifetime, Discovery Channel, Warner Brothers Telepictures and The Oprah Winfrey show. Through his association with composer Dean Grinsfelder, John as been working on the PBS documentary series “Ocean Adventures” with Jean Michelle Cousteau, which was recently nominated for an Emmy award for best Music and Sound Design. John also completed the score for the Warner Brothers movie “Dukes of Hazzard 2 – The Beginning.”

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Warner Bros.-(additional music)
Ninja Assassin
Warner Bros.- (additional music)
Four Christmases
New Line Cinema.- (Guitar, Banjo)
Dukes of Hazzard 2 “The Beginning”
Warner Premier
America’s Heart and Soul
Disney_(additional music)
Raise your Voice
New Line Cinema _(additional music)
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold
ABC Family_(additional music)
The Nines
Newmarket Films_(additional music)
The Promotion
Dimension Films_(additional music)
Lion’s Gate Films_(Guitars)
A Lot Like Love
Touchstone Pictures_(Guitars)
Walt Disney Pictures_(Guitars)
Uptown Girls
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures_(Guitars)
Ghosts of the Abyss
Walt Disney Pictures_(Guitars)



Even Stevens
Disney Channel (additional music)
That’s so Raven
Disney Channel (additional music)
Beyond the Break
The “N”-(additional music)
Oprah Winfrey Show
Harpo Productions
Warner Bros. Telepictures
Warner Bros. Telepictures
E! Entertainment
E! Investigates
E Networks
Ultimate Fighter
Spike TV_ (additional music)
American Casino
American Choppers
Discovery Channel_ (additional music)
Ocean Adventures_Voyage to Kure’
Ocean Adventures_Gray Whales
Ocean Adventures_Sharks at Risk
Ocean Adventures_America’s Underwater Treasures
Ocean Adventures_Beluga Whales
PBS_(additional music)
Renovate My Family
Fox Television_(additional music)
Trading Spouses
Fox Television_(additional music)
Dance War- Bruno VS. Carrie Anne
ABC Television_(additional music)
And Man Created Dog
Evergreen Films-Nat Geo Channel
Million Dollar Listing
Bravo-(additional music)
Lifetime Channel Movies-(Songs)


Some kind words from people I’ve worked with…

John DeFaria is a wonderfully gifted composer, producer, musician, colleague, family-man and friend. I’ve commissioned John’s services repeatedly because he always delivers top-shelf musical content, and he does it with an enthusiastic, professional and collaborative spirit.

James Dorgan, VP Endemol Shine Group

I’ve gone to John for many things. He’s never disappointed. He’s got beautiful music, wonderful sounds and superb story-telling. He’s also insanely fast. A gifted composer with the total package. I love working with that guy.

Carter Armstrong, head of film music at Lionsgate

John DeFaria is an exceptionally talented and versatile composer/guitarist who we can always count on to deliver consistently great work with high production values and impeccable musicality.

Ron Mendelsohn, co-owner of Megatrax


Patty Macmillan
Allegro Talent Group

mobile – 310-702-9244
email – john@johndefaria.com