Based in Los Angeles, R.A.M.P. (Real Artists and Music Production) is a group of music industry veterans, seasoned composers, producers and musicians. We create original, world class music for all media including Television, Film and Digital Streaming. R.A.M.P. have also performed with and written songs for the world’s top recording artists.
Singer/Songwriter/Composer/Producer and Multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Clark has been a musician since childhood. He has toured and performed with Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Dwight Yoakam, Christopher Cross, Peter Cetera, Michael McDonald, Todd Rundgren, Lou Graham, Bo Bice, Denny Lane, Don Felder, Laura Brannigan and Carlene Carter.
Award-winning Songwriter/Producer/Composer Gerald O’Brien has penned songs for Kelsea Ballerini, Hall & Oates, Manhattan Transfer, Amanda Marshall, Deborah Harry, Loverboy, The Guess Who, Glass Tiger, Michelle Wright, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Ronnie Milsap and many others.
Composer/Drummer/Producer Chris O'Brien has been composing music for some of television’s most enduring shows with repeated airplay on CBS, NBC, E!, CW, Discovery, History, Hallmark, MTV and more. As a drummer, Chris has supplied the groove behind L. Shankar (violinist/vocalist with Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa, Phil Collins), Alfie Zappacosta and Tina Arena. Chris was also the drummer in the house band for The Learning Channel’s show “The Singing Office” hosted by Joey Fatone (NSync) and Mel B (The Spice Girls/America's Got Talent).
Jay Lazaroff has composed music for over 100 TV shows and maintains a presence not only in small-screen composition but also in writing for a number of pop and rock albums including #1 and #2 Billboard “Top Soundtracks” albums.
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4 ReviewsEndorse R.A.M.P. Music Media
The most talented group of writers and musicians I've worked with. They are no only talented, but genuinely great people with such a love and passion for music.
Great guys to work with they can do it all!
R.A.M.P. composed and recorded the sound track for my short film The Fork. The Fork was awarded a Best Short Award at Bleedingham Film Festival and recognized at Canada Shorts. It is a finalist in the upcoming Rock The Shorts Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Blackbird Film Festival in New York. Reviews have complimented our soundtrack. R.A.M.P. elevated our project and I will always keep them on the top of my list.
Great people - bent over backwards to deliver, and they more than delivered. They’re worth listening to.
Interview with R.A.M.P. Music Media
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Love Strikes Lightning feat. Maggie Szabo (Producers/Co-Writers/Mixers)
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music for Jukin Media, Sweets & Pop and Burnett Music Group.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A great mic, preamp, laptop, guitar and keyboard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Over 30 years touring, recording, scoring and writing with the world's top contemporary artists.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have a good chat with some big belly laughs before you start working.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: We won't rest until the song, cue or score is the absolute best it can be.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A wealth of experience writing songs for world class artists, TV and Film productions. We also perform as a live band in studio with vocalists and guest writers.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The four members of R.A.M.P. work together in the same room, writing, performing and mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Professional studio in Studio City, CA, formerly owned by Tricky, hosting artists such as Prince, Jay-Z, Beyonce with vintage outboard gear, amps and mics, Yamaha C7 Piano, DW, Tama and Gretch Drums. Able to write, record and fully produce, mix and master songs, music for TV/Film, trailers and all media.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Butch Vig, Dr. Luke, John "Mutt" Lang, David Foster, Greg Wells, Trevor Horn, Nigel Godrich, George Martin, Todd Rudgren, Ric Ocasek, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Quincy Jones
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting, full live band recording, vocals, production, mixing songs for sync, scoring to picture.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Country, Hip Hop, EDM, Theme and Underscore for TV/Film