Washington, D.C. native Owen Danoff '11 wrote and recorded his first song, complete with drums, bass, guitar, and piano, at age 15. Now an award-winning songwriter with a degree in film scoring from Berklee College of Music, he has emerged as a multi-talented musician and folk/rock solo artist. His music has been compared to that of Paul Simon, James Taylor, John Mayer, and the Wallflowers, among others, and combines a clear lyrical emphasis with a love for memorable hooks and the energy of rock 'n' roll. Danoff’s first full-length album, Twelve Stories, is a testament to both his songwriting and instrumental abilities. Released in May 2014, Twelve Stories features Danoff on both bass and guitar alongside a band that includes guest musicians such as Rami Jaffee and Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters). In August 2015, Danoff released his award-winning song "No Such Thing" as a single on iTunes. He was also a contestant on season 10 of The Voice and reached the top 11. While on the show, he worked with Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, and Miley Cyrus.
Mike Squillante '11 is a songwriter and pop-rock artist who has been writing and recording original songs since the age of 12. He released his self-produced debut LP, Backward Glances, Second Chances, in November 2010 and performed for Grammy-winning artist John Mayer after being selected by Berklee's Songwriting Department staff. After graduating with a degree in songwriting, Squillante moved to New York and now gigs regularly on the club scene. He also maintains a thriving YouTube channel with more than 2,000,000 total views and more than 20,000 subscribers. This is where he showcases his talents as a multi-instrumentalist, producer, filmmaker, and songwriter. He has twice won Perez Hilton's Can YOU Sing? contest and had a brief stint on The Voice. Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, he was able to fund his next release by raising $12,000 from fans worldwide. He has toured extensively with Atlantic Records recording artist Melanie Martinez as both a member of her band and an opening act, and with Capitol Records artist Marc Scibilia. His most recent projects include writing and composing the new musical Lucifer for an off-Broadway stage, and building momentum with his new band, the Running Lights.