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Composer and Guitarist

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Whether 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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Cues

Cues

Redneck Reality

Spirits in the Bayou
Rising Tide
End of the Road
Song of the Holler

Dramatic/Action

Dark Star
Turn of Events
Dangerous Games
Endless Journey
Everybody Dies

Tension

Bad Dream
Too Quiet
Unclear Motive
Bad Move

Comedy

Nosey Neighbors
This Can’t Be Good
The Creature Awakens
Military Misfits
Vagueness in Vegas
Scoring

Scoring

Recent scoring endeavors:

Commercials

Commercials

SoundCloud

SoundCloud

Ambient Drama

Solo Acoustic

Tension/Drama

Blog

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MOVIES

MOVIES

Orphan
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)
Bratz
Lion’s Gate Films (Guitars)
A Lot Like Love
Touchstone Pictures (Guitars)
Holes
Walt Disney Pictures (Guitars)
Uptown Girls
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (Guitars)
Ghosts of the Abyss
Walt Disney Pictures (Guitars)

TELEVISION

TELEVISION

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
TMZ
Warner Bros. Telepictures
Extra
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)

Testimonials

Some kind words from people I’ve worked with…

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 September 27, 2017

Contact

Representation:
Patty Macmillan
Allegro Talent Group
818-707-4244
pattymac@allegrotalentgroup.com


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