Charlton is one of the co-founders of Tonal Autonomy. He has an educational background in Theory & Composition, and specializes in both, as well as music production and sound design. His most influential artists are Ramin Djwadi, Pat Metheny, Thelonious Monk, Hans Zimmer, Deputy, John Mayer, SRV, Kanye West, and Jacob Collier.
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Greg is one of the co-founders of Tonal Autonomy. He has spent the majority of his life around music, growing up in the home of a musician and guitar luthier, and playing in numerous bands since the age of 14. He specializes in guitar and bass instrumentation, as well as videography and marketing.
Michael began playing guitar at 15 and has since been involved in various projects throughout his hometown of Nashville. Michael is a self-taught musician and his early influences included bands like Underoath, Rage Against the Machine and Thrice, but eventually broadened to the more electronic offerings of Emancipator and Kygo. His current favorite artist is Tame Impala. Michael specializes in songwriting and session instrumentation.
Daniel Schafer was raised in a musical family and has spent his entire life dedicated to songwriting, fronting multiple Nashville based bands such as Falling for Yesterday, Daybreak Drive, and Light Lessons. He was influenced early by Goo Goo Dolls, Incubus, and Underoath, but his inspirations reach far beyond that. Daniel is our resident pop culture guru, session drummer, bassist, and songwriter. In addition to serving as a mobile rhythm section, Daniel is also a happily married husband and father of two boys.
Jared Aguirre, known as The Haunting Of You, is a California native that uses synthesizers and drum machines to create walls of ambient soundscapes. Jared uses his music to relax; and hopes it does the same to the people who listen to it. It’s about the perfect sound for the perfect tone for the perfect feeling. Musically inspired by artists such as I Am Robot And Proud, Barrow, and God Is An Astronaut. But, he finds inspiration everywhere and in every sound.
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Chi McClean was born and raised in New York before heading out to California in a beat up truck looking for a change. Settling in San Francisco, he began to develop an honest, introspective approach to his songwriting that ultimately formed the building blocks for his debut release, Something Out There, his second, solo-acoustic release, A Thing Or Three, and his latest full-band album, Let Me In.
Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, Chi writes acoustic rock songs marked by a haunting southern style. Many of his songs take a straightforward look at love, loss, and in the end, opportunity. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix, The Black Crowes, Led Zeppelin, Free, The Faces, The Allman Brothers, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chi’s music borrows from the timeless tones and song structures that formed the pillars of the classic rock scene while presenting listeners with a contemporary and wholly unique perspective.