R.A.M.P. Canada is a group of music industry veterans, seasoned composers, producers and musicians. R.A.M.P. have written songs and performed for the world’s top recording artists and composed music for International Television, Film and Trailers. We provide exceptional, original, world class music for Themes, Score, Production Library, Promos and Songs for Television, Film and Trailers.
Canadian-born, award-winning Songwriter/Composer/Producer Gerald O’Brien has successfully spent his career, spanning the past three decades, writing across all genres of music, including an extensive background in television. The versatile O’Brien has written for the hit TV series’ Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Rachel Ray, The Doctors (via Diamond Mine Productions) and many other notable events including: The Tour De France, Calgary Stampede, The 1998 Winter Olympics, The Super Bowl, The World Series, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, The PGA Tour, as well as numerous animated TV series.
During his illustrious career as a songwriter, Gerald penned songs for Hall & Oates, Manhattan Transfer, Amanda Marshall, Deborah Harry, Loverboy, The Guess Who, Glass Tiger, Michelle Wright, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Ronnie Milsap, and many others. In 2010, he co-wrote five songs on the new Sons of Sylvia CD, entitled “Revelation,” on 19Recordings/Interscope. Three of those five songs were also co-produced by O’Brien in his Nashville studio. In 2011, he co-wrote the Debut single for new Country band ‘Edens Edge’ on Big Machine Records, called AMEN, which reached #18 on BillBoard and was on the charts for 11 months. In June 2012, he co-wrote and co-produced ‘What A Song Can Do’ for Rachel Crow’s (XFactor Finalist) Debut EP. Most recently, he has had string of new cuts, including, RUST & RED by Tim Montana (co-written with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons), FIGHT by Gloriana (Warner Bros), XO by new artist Kelsea Ballerini (Black River Music), DRUNK, by Courtney Cole and two songs on the new Ashley Clark CD, produced by Mutt Lange (Capitol Records), including, "To The Moon" and "Ass On The Floor".
O’Brien has also received awards for Song of Year by CMPA, SOCAN’s Classic Song Award, while being nominated for two Juno awards (Canada’s version of the Grammy’s). Gerald comprises one half of the accomplished instrumental duo “Exchange” (along with Steve Sexton), which has achieved commercial success through the release of their seven albums together dating back to 1989.
Though his most recognizable credits may be in the reality television genre, Lazaroff maintains a presence not only in small-screen composition but also in writing for a number of pop and rock albums.
“I fell into TV/film when I was writing songs for one of the stars of Lizzie McGuire,” he explains. “Erik Isaacs and I ended up writing a song for a Disney Channel movie called "You Wish!", which became a Disney hit and the doors just opened for TV work from there. It was the path that opened up for me, so I went down it.”
Lazaroff has composed music for over 100 TV shows, so it’s hard for him to choose a favorite. He says that he’s most excited when he’s asked to write songs for a project, and he’s particularly enthused by a new record he’s working on with musician Franky Perez.
He and Issacs have garnered several awards and achievements along the way, including having songs featured on #1 and #2 Billboard “Top Soundtracks” albums and a #2 “Top Kids” album.
“When I was in need of work, I sent out a hundred emails looking for a gig,” he recalls. “Out of those hundred emails I got one reply. That turned into tons of music for Oprah. All you need is one ‘yes’ in this business and everything can change.”
For over twenty years, Chris O'Brien has been composing music for some of television’s most enduring shows. His music receives repeated airplay on CBS, NBC, E! Channel, CW, Discovery, History and MTV as well as international television, film and radio.
As a drummer, Chris has supplied the groove behind violinist/vocalist SHENKAR (Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa, Phil Collins), AL SLAVIK (Adrian Belew, Alphaville), THE SMART SET (featuring members of The English Beat and Goo Goo Dolls), THE LIFT, Robynn Ragland, Alfie Zappacosta and Tina Arena. In 2008, Chris was the drummer in the house band for The Learning Channel’s show “The Singing Office” hosted by JOEY FATONE (NSync) and MEL B (The Spice Girls).
Earlier in his career, Chris was a sought after MIDI/Digital Audio programmer and tour/studio tech having lent his expertise to artists such as MICHAEL JACKSON, LIONEL RITCHIE, AMY GRANT, BARRY MANILOW, Greg Phillinganes, Steve Ferrone, and David Foster. Through his many years in programming, composing and sound design with ILIO, Chris’ capping achievement was the award winning 'Stark Raving Beats' drum loop library.
In 1988 Chris was awarded “Most Promising Producer” from legendary producer JACK RICHARDSON at Canada’s acclaimed Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe, London, Ontario.
Terrence O'Brien is a composer and producer of ambient soundscape music. He has released six albums since 2002 under the artist name Anomalous Disturbances, as well as collaborative releases by Wassonic and SADU.
His music is in regular rotation and charts frequently on web-radio station SOMA FM’s Drone Zone, Black Rock FM and Mission Control stations. Each of his albums have also been featured and listed in the Significant Releases of the Year by Star’s End radio (the world’s longest running Ambient and Space Music radio program). His music has been used on the Discovery Channel (Canada) and MTV.
Past musical adventures include guitarist and composer in late 70’s era, Toronto based prog rock band, Nightwinds (with brother Gerald), a brief stint as touring guitarist with the legendary British bluesman, Long John Baldry and guest musician on albums by Nash The Slash, Monique Barry, Sylken, Tim Gerwing, OB6 and Emmy & Juno nominated composer-world music artist, Adham Shaikh.
Terrence has had over 35 years experience in various sectors of the Canadian music industry - record store manager, rack jobber, music publisher, music rights management consultant, ambient & downtempo music DJ, teacher/lecturer and music instrument sales.
For 15 years he held the position of Education and Outreach Manager for the West Coast Division of SOCAN - the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Prior to joining SOCAN in 2000, Terrence was Vice President and General Manager of BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc.
During the 1990s, he accepted numerous awards on behalf of BMG; Music Publisher of the Year at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards and Music Publisher of the Year from the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) in addition to SOCAN’s Song of the Year awards.
Terrence currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Songwriter’s Association of Canada. Previously he has been a Director with MusicBC, the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) and Executive Board of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA).
Singer/Songwriter/Composer/Producer and Multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Clark has been a musician since childhood. He has toured and performed with Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Dwight Yoakam, Christopher Cross, Peter Cetera, Michael McDonald, Todd Rundgren, Lou Graham, Bo Bice, Denny Lane, Don Felder, Laura Brannigan and Carlene Carter.
Jonathan also found his way on to the L.A. area vocal session scene and has been on spots for Coca Cola, Coors, Coors Light, Fruit of the Loom and Kingsford Charcoal as well as singing on Dwight Yoakam’s records since 2000.