J. Searle Music

Bringing the future of music into view

RELEASES

 

2015 -

Hello (Video) (director/editor/arranger) vocals by Stephonne Singleton *Beyonce 

Pure Imagination (Video) (arranger) vocals by Stephonne Singleton *Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley

Love is Not A Fight (Video) (arranger/director/editor) vocals by Stephonne Singleton *Warren Barfield

Cardiac (single) (arranger) vocals/lyrics/melody/harp by Calvin Arsenia

Wagon wheel (Video) (arranger) vocals by Stephonne Singleton *Old Crow Medicine Show

Baby Boy (Video) (arranger) vocals/lyrics/melody by Stephonne Singleton *Glory Blue

Your Heart Will Beat With Me (written/arranged/produced) vocals by Melissa Searle

Paris Of The Plains Podcast Main Theme with 36 additional pieces (composer/producer)

Folsom Prison Blues (single) (composer/producer) vocals by Christian Jay Robinson  * lyrics by Johnny Cash

Once Upon A Time (single) (composer/producer/co-writer) vocals/lyrics/melody Christian Jay Robinson 

Everybody Needs Somebody to Love (Arranger) Video Benefitting Cristo Rey

I Want To Hold Your Hand (single) (composer/producer) vocals by  Stephonne Singleton  *lyrics Lennon/McCartney

Steady One (single) MY BROTHERS & SISTERS (composer/producer) edited by Steven Thomas

Unworthy (single) Stephonne Singleton *lyrics by Stephonne (composer/producer/co-writer)

2014 –

Violet Music : Volume I (album) MY BROTHERS & SISTERS   (written, composed, & produced)

You Should Have Known (Promo Video) (Director)

Sharin’ The Love (single) Willis White - Guitar

Celebrate Me Home (single) Willis White – Guitar

2013 – 

Faith City Live Concert - Guitar

Hide & Seek (single) Stephonne Singleton – (co-written & co-produced by)

2009 – Try Me (album) Gabrielle Tee - Guitar/Bass

2008 – Aeroplane Sessions (album) – It’s Over (written & co-produced)

2007 – That Girl (album) – It’s Over (written & co-produced)

2006 – Hallelujah (ep) – It’s Over (written & co-produced)

2005 – Pack Your Bags (ep) – It’s Over (written & co-produced)

2003 – Hello (ep) – It’s Over (co-written & co-produced)

 

AWARDS

2007 – Pitch Music Award (Best Pop Band)

2008 – Pitch Music Award (Best Live Act)

              KC Magazine Runner Up (Best Show of the Year)

2014 - Pitch Music Award Nominee (Album of the Year)

 

RESIDENCIES & Projects

(2014 - PRESENT) - MACABRE KC   Music/Artistic Director

(2011 - PRESENT) - MY BROTHERS & SISTERS   Composer/Band Leader

(2009-2014) - St. Michael’s Episcopal Church  

8:30 Service Guitarist

Horizon’s Art Camp Music Director

Lion Heart Symphony Director

(2012-2013) - Faith City  Service Guitarist

(2013-2104) -  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church  

Spanish Mass Music Director & Guitarist/Cantor

(2008-2013) - Southland Conservatory  Guitar Instructor

(2009-2014) - Mobile Music  Guitar Instructor

(Founded 2013) - People’s Key Guitar Academy 

 

EDUCATION

Bishop Miege High School – (1996-2000)

Johnson County Community College – (2005-2006)

Longview Community College – (2006-2008)

University of Missouri Kansas City – (2008-2013)

 

10 MOMENTS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

 

Listening to Rubber Soul by The Beatles for the first time

Performing at the 2nd annual Crossroads Music Festival

Chopin’s Nocturne in C#m Op. 18

Hearing my notation come to life for the first time from the bell of a trombone in 2007

Being accepted as a music composition major at UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance

Quitting my job as a construction worker and entering professional musician status

MY BROTHERS & SISTERS first full-rehearsal in 2011

Selling all of my belonging’s and living out of an office to work and to pay for my latest record

Very shortly after I began recording Violet Music, in need of an alto I met my wife.

1 month prior to the release of Violet Music, my daughter was born.