r. walt vincent R. Walt Vincent is a Los Angeles based record producer, recording engineer, composer, and multi instrumentalist known for his work with indie rock icons Pete Yorn, Liz Phair, and Tommy Keene.
Grandson of recording pioneer George Robert Vincent, founder of the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University, R. Walt Vincent studied piano and bass in his home town of Thousand Oaks, California before graduating from UCLA with a degree in music composition.
In 1999 Vincent produced and mixed Jonathan Elias’ “The Prayer Cycle” for Sony records. A symphonic work featuring the London Chamber Orchestra and Choir, the critically acclaimed album showcased the talents of an international all star cast of vocal soloists including the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Alanis Morissette, Salif Keita, James Taylor, Perry Farrell, Ofra Haza, and Linda Ronstadt.
Following the Prayer Cycle release, Vincent began collaborating with singer/songwriter Pete Yorn, on recordings that would become Yorn's 2001 debut “musicforthemorningafter” for Columbia Records. The album, recorded in Vincent’s Culver City studio with the assistance of veteran producer Brad Wood, included the hit singles “Life on a Chain” and “Strange Condition”, earned RIAA gold status for sales in the US.
As musical director and bass player for “Dirty Bird”, the original incarnation of Yorn’s touring band, Vincent appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and “Late Night with Craig Kilborn” as well as clubs, concert stages and arenas throughout the US.
After producing Yorn’s follow up release, “Day I Forgot”, Vincent went on to make successful albums for a wide variety of artists, including Liz Phair, The Format, SoulKid #1, House of Fools, Kip Boardman, Gush, Crosstide, and indie hero Tommy Keene.  After recording and mixing an album of childrens songs with comedian Jim Carrey, Vincent produced and performed  with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his Emmy award winning cable series, ‘HitREcord on TV’. Recently, he has produced recordings for up and coming artists as Vivian Cook, Julia McAlee, Blonde Summer, and east coast sensation Jerzy Jung.
Vincent’s talents as a mix engineer are sought by artists around the world, including Japanese stars Tortoise Matsumoto, Toshihide Baba, and platinum selling Japanese band ‘Ulfuls’. 
In addition to production and mixing, Vincent is also in demand as both composer and studio musician. Performing a variety of instruments, including drums, bass, guitars, piano, harmonica, banjo, and harmonium,  his performances can be heard on  successful albums by James Blunt, The Bangles, Fastball, and The Twilight Singers among many others.  As a composer, his songs have been featured in films including Scary Movie 3, Cry Wolf, and the Jim Carrey comedy Me, Myself, and Irene. Vincent compositions can also be heard in a number of national TV spots and promotional campaigns including American Movie Channel, Lee Jeans, Carl's Jr., Budweiser, and Evergreen Investments.
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