Loop Station World Championship 3 U.S. Finals Judges

Lisa Harriton

Lisa Harriton became the touring keyboardist and back-up vocalist for the Grammy-award winning alternative rock band, The Smashing Pumpkins, in 2007. Harriton appears in the videos for “Tarantula” and “That’s the Way (My Love Is)”.  Since her work with the Pumpkins, she has toured/performed with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) Adam Lambert, Ke$ha and Natalia Kills, opening for the Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars. Also a singer/songwriter, Harriton serves up a soulful blend of Alternative Electronic music in her band, “Elle Rae”. Using the Boss RC-300, “Elle Rae” incorporates live looping with her vocals and Roland keyboards. Harriton will release her debut “Elle Rae” EP in Winter of 2013 on Broadstroke Records. She is currently the Chair of the Keyboard Technology department at Musicians Institute, Hollywood.

 

Billy Morrison

Billy Morrison, a seasoned guitarist for Billy Idol, joined rock band The Cult on their 2001 reunion. He continues to release solo material while writing and recording with his own bands Stimulator (signed to Geffen Records in 1995), Doheny, and Circus Diablo (signed to Koch Records in 2007). Morrison is also one of the founding members of the Los Angeles-based band Camp Freddy, along with Dave Navarro, Matt Sorum, Chris Chaney, and Donovan Leitch. Camp Freddy has shared stages with some of the world’s greatest musicians ranging from Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, and Slash to Chester Bennington, Jerry Cantrell, and many more. Morrison’s many television appearances include performances on Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, and Sharon Osbourne. He is currently co-writing a new Billy Idol record with Idol and Steve Stevens while planning more Camp Freddy performances in the near future.

 

Michael Laskow

Michael Laskow has been helping songwriters and artists succeed in the music business since 1974. He began his career as a producer/engineer at Criteria Studios in music’s golden era, and later by founding TAXI, the world’s first independent A&R company in 1992. For more than two decades, Laskow and his team of music industry veterans have helped identify and develop independent songwriters, artists, and composers, resulting in thousands of musicians all over the world landing indie and major label deals, publishing deals and countless placements in TV and film, commercials, trailers and video games.

 

Gary Lenaire

Gary Lenaire is the Product and Marketing Manager for BOSS and Roland Guitar Products. As a guitarist and composer and is mostly known for his work with the bands Tourniquet and Echo Hollow. He has released 12 records and was nominated for six GMA (Dove) Awards. He received HM Magazine’s “Guitarist of the Year” award from 1994-1996. He has published over 90 songs worldwide, including those found in the Roland VS-2480, BOSS® MICRO BR and BOSS BR-800. Gary has been featured in Billboard, Guitar Player, Guitar World and other magazines and continues to make appearances at popular music events.

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