Gabe Kubanda

Songwriter, Lyricist

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Gabe Kubanda has over a decade of writing for rock bands, pop artists and his own alt-pop music, and is co-creator of Epic Proportions Tour, and the Non-Profit EduMusication.org.  Now in our 9th year, we've performed over 750 shows on 3 continents! Gabe is known for crafting catchy yet thoughtful lyrical topline, melody and hooks.

*I also write for Sync

*Vocal/Guitar Coaching via Zoom
I travel in between Phoenix & LA, and am enjoying remote Zoom writing sessions as well.
See samples of my work here:
https://www.instagram.com/gabekubanda

Discography:
2020: Dancing On The Edge
2020: Let's Ride - Max M Remix
2020: Let's Ride
2018: Damn Plans
2015: Flow Fail Prevail (Full Length)
2013: Someone
2012: Bring The Fire Down
2011: Hanging On The In-Between (Written for VH1 w/ Mark Hudson, produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer)
2011: Let's See What Happens... EP
2010: Valley (Letters Burning)
2009: Attracted To Disaster (Letters Burning)
2008: Simple Thoughts and Tragedy (Letters Burning)
2007: Almost Midnight (Letters Burning)

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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Albert
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    He communicated very well and is very talented. He has a great voice and it has been a pleasure to work with him!

  2. Review by Kyle Reynolds
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    Gabe was awesome and gave great direction!

  3. Review by Nick Ray
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    Worked with Gabe on a Songwriting project. He was very Professional and a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend working with Gabe!

Interview with Gabe Kubanda

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I'm working on several new singles and music videos for myself, tracks for film/tv/game placements, and doing a ton of cool stuff with my EduMusication non profit organization to help music students in these crazy times, and also helping artists get their songs placed with publishing/licensing.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: You're gonna love it!

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: I may come off in pictures as a bit stern, but in reality, I'm a big goofball. I love to have fun, and take chances. I also laugh a lot.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: My vintage Gibson student body guitar (was my mom's guitar when she was a teen), and my laptop/interface and a small mic (is there wifi and electricity on this island? LOL)

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I started out by forming garage grunge bands and church bands up in the Seattle area in my teens, moved to LA to do a music business course at UCLA Extension, formed some more bands there that each went defunct, and about 9 years ago decided to strike out on my own, with my own solo sound, and my own concert tour.

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: I'd love to work with Claudio from Coheed & Cambria, Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa, Casey Crescenzo from The Dear Hunter, Jack White, Matt Bellamy from Muse, Anderson .Paak, so many...

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Keep writing, keep trying. The most prolific songwriters may write 100 complete songs before they have a great one! Practice makes perfect. Take chances, and don't be too hard on yourself. Music is a business, but it's also fun!

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: Pop, Alt Pop, Urban, Pop Rock, I've even co-written a killer song for a country artist.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Lyrics, hooks and guitar riffs.

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: I like to bring a clarity to the lyrical process, and a "less is more" pairing down of lyrics to their core elements, making them as catchy and succinct as possible. I also have a keen ear for hooks. Think of the best Michael Jackson songs... Each instrument, and each part or section of the song is a hook.

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: I love to get the song AND the instrumental, so I can play around and chop them up in the studio to get some inspiration.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have a minimalistic and efficient setup: Logic Pro X, Focusrite 4 channel Interface, Neumann TLM 103 mic, Strymon Pedals, Gibson and PRS guitars, KRK Rokit Monitors, and Novation keys.

  25. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  26. A: Too many to list! Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Dirty Loops, Coheed & Cambria, it really goes all across the board.

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: I'm mostly tapped in when clients need a catchy vocal hook, thoughtful lyrics that flow, or the occasional guitar hook.

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Gabe Kubanda

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Terms Of Service

3 revisions, turnaround time is usually 2-4 days unless I'm touring.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Brendon Urie
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic
  • Focusrite Pre
  • Strymon pedals
  • Orange amps/cabs
  • PRS electric guitars and basses
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