Founder OC Hit Factory/Producer/Manager
Thomas Barsoe is a singer/songwriter/producer from Copenhagen, Denmark. After graduating from St. Anne's College of Music and Performing Arts in Denmark, he moved to London. In 2004, he signed a recording contract with music giants EMI, and in 2005 his debut solo album 'Better Man' was released in 21 countries worldwide. 'Better Man' sold over one million copies and reached number one in the charts in Japan, the world's second largest music market. In 2007, his highly anticipated follow-up album, 'Read Between the Lines' was released. Both his new album and single 'Let the World See I'm Crying' also hit number one on the Japanese charts. In 2011, Thomas Barsoe was nominated for the prestigious 'Freedom To Create' award for his charity single, for the Tsunami victims of Japan, 'If We Stand Together'. His lifelong dream of opening his own music academy dedicated to discovering and developing young singers and songwriters came true in 2010. That dream is now called the OC Hit Factory.
Founder Island /Producer
Philip has been working as a full time producer for over 7 years. Delivering his productions to major companies around the world and artists from all over, he travels to India, China, Denmark, Israel and USA and is confident in every instrument there is. Working with anything from singer-songwriters to dubstep-DJs he is buoyant in any genre conceivable and is the fastest most imaginative producer you're likely to meet. Joining the OC Hit Factory family mid 2013 he has already become a cornerstone of both productions and live-performances at the OC Hit Factory camp concerts.
Jacob "Intricate" Quetant is an American Music Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer. Alongside his longtime songwriter partner Yancy Deron, they have been professionally working in the realm of music for the past 6 years under their organic creative company, LiveNow|DieLater. With his early foundation in urban Hip Hop music, Intricate now incorporates influences of other genres into the sound he creates, and collaborates with musicians of various musical backgrounds. His keen ear for quality sound has since birthed & nourished his skills as an Audio Engineer. With every piece of music he produces, he makes sure that it is not only a great melodic experience, but also polished with crisp sonic clarity. Today, Intricate has produced, recorded & mixed songs for many talented artists on the rise both in the US & in Canada. He has produced & mixed a large number of songs for music used in American television & film. His dream is to one day open a music school for children to learn and exercise their gifts at an early age.
Anna is a marriage and family therapist with her own private practice in Newport Beach, CA. She has been a huge part of the development, growth and success of OC Hit Factory! Anna also organizes charity, non-profit concerts and special events.
Master Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele Instructor
Luis Viramontes is a veteran guitarist and has taught thousands of guitar students all over Southern California and Mexico. Well versed in many styles, Luis has done studio work with R&B, Pop, House, Classical, Spanish Flamenco, Rock and many other genres of music. Over the years Luis has performed at many venues including La Curacao, Fiesta Broadway, Angelus Temple, Fashion Island, Dos Lagos in Corona, Casa de la Cultura in Baja California. In addition, he is often invited to perform at some of the colleges and universities throughout California and Mexico. Recently, he participated in the soundtrack to the movie 'The kid Chamaco' starring Martin Sheen. Luis is also a credentialed music teacher in the State of California. For many years he has worked closely with various school districts and many say he played an intricate role in ensuring the future of the music programs in the Garden Grove Unified and Corona-Norco Unified School Districts. Luis is excited to be a part of the Music Hall team and looks forward to sharing his experience and talent with the students.
Stephanie is a classically trained lyric soprano excelling in all styles of music from opera to contemporary. She earned a BA, Masters and teaching credential with music concentration from Chapman University and was recently honored as one of the "150 Faces of Chapman" during the University's 150th anniversary. As Miss California 2001, Stephanie was a semifinalist at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City and began her international career with appearances in the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. She is frequently called on as host and entertainer for the annual Miss California Pageant. Some of her notable roles in musical theatre include Christine (Phantom), Maria (the Sound of Music), Eliza (My Fair Lady), Nancy (Oliver), the Fairy Godmother and Queen (Cinderella), Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast), Grace (Annie) and Jenny (Company). After moving to New York City in 2006, Stephanie received the 2007 Andy Anselmo Outstanding Achievement Award for emerging artists, and performed at The After Party, Don't Tell Mama, and The Laurie Beechman Theatre debuting her one-woman show, "Stephanie Sings Stage to Screen". She debuted the "Dinner and a Show" in 2008 onboard Regent Seven Seas Voyager and continues to perform onboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises as a Guest Entertainer.
Master Vocal Coach and Piano Instructor
Anthony is a graduate of the University of California Irvine’s, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, where he studied Musical Theatre in addition to serving as Accompanist and Musical Director for various Musical Theatre Classes and Productions. After UC Irvine, he continued his acting training in Los Angeles at LA’s Premier Meisner Studio, The Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio. He is a Proud Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG-AFTRA).
Anthony has trained with some of the Industry's Top Vocal Coaches and has maintained a Private Studio of his own, specializing in Professional and Personalized Instruction, for over almost a Decade. He was recently Ranked One of the Top 5 Vocal Coaches in Los Angeles and Orange County by BACKSTAGE Magazine and has had clients that have included High School Students, College Students, and Industry Professionals ranging from working Actors to Recording Artists.
As a Professional Actor, Anthony has performed in over 25 Regional Theatrical Productions including the Original Cast of an Off Broadway Musical: Popesical. Highlights include: A Catbaret (w/Fred Willard), Sweet Smell of Success (w/Anthony Geary), Rent, The Last Five Years, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Pirates of Penzance, Titanic, I Love You Because, among many others. He has also appeared in various Independent Films and Mini Series as an Actor, Producer, and Director.
He is the Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Limited Edition Productions, an Orange County and Los Angeles based Production Company specializing in Independent Films, Mini Series, and Musical Theatre Works.
Aside from Acting and Teaching, Anthony has been a Talent Agency and Casting Assistant in Los Angeles. He is beyond grateful and excited to bring his knowledge of the Entertainment Industry and put it to use at Orange County's Premier Acting, Music, and Recording Studio, The Music Hall!
To stay updated with Anthony's latest projects visit: www.anthonyfontanaofficial.com.