Here's a Little Background on
the Humans of ColorWheel
ColorWheel Music is the following people:
Having spent the past thirteen years touring internationally as the drummer in the four-time Grammy-nominated band, The Fray, Ben has built a rare and extensive community of industry professionals, artists, and performers. Colorado, where he lives with his wife and daughter, is where his roots are, and he has worked with an array of artists here as an engineer, producer, and arranger. When not touring, recording, or composing, he’s an avid motorcyclist, record collector, and craft beer aficionado.
Ted has spent the past eight years negotiating music, footage, and photo licenses for use indozens of Oscar-winning documentaries and original programming at HBO. Previous to his work at HBO, Ted founded and played bass for The Damnwells, who toured with acts including The Dixie Chicks, Cheap Trick, and The Fray, where he and Ben Wysocki became buddies. Ted also worked on two tech startups in NYC, Hunch and Milewise, which were acquired by EBay and Yahoo! (respectively).
Jeff Linsenmaier has plied his craft for over 20 years, playing drums and keyboards for artists such as John Grant, Nathaniel Rateliff, David Eugene Edwards and The Fray, among others. In addition, Jeff is an accomplished Ableton engineer, working in both programming and operating live playback for acts such as Frank Ocean, Keith Urban, Owl City Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas. He currently splits his time between Nashville TN and his hometown of Denver CO.
Shawn plays drums and trumpet for the Denver band Devotchka and has composed and produced music for various documentary films. DeVotchka's music has appeared countless times in international productions- largely due to their success with the score of 2006’s LittleMiss Sunshine. In 2015 the band was added to Red Rock's Hall of Fame, while celebrating their 5th anniversary of collaboration with the Colorado Symphony at the historic venue. In 2015Shawn partnered with Ozomatli singer Raul Pacheco to produce Los Dreamers; a bilingual concept album about immigration. Denver arts patrons also witnessed DeVotchka’s award-winning collaboration with the Denver Center for Performing Arts in the sold-out run of Sweeney Todd.