Hypnogaja

Hypnogaja

 Hollywood, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Winner of Best Male Vocal & Best Alternative Artist at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Songs have been featured in numerous films, TV shows & video games, including America’s Next Top Model (CW), Sex And The City (HBO), Tap Tap Revenge 3 (Tapulous) and many others.

Biography

Hypnogaja has recorded and produced several critically acclaimed albums, toured the U.S. and Canada and garnered attention from fans around the world (including a Twitter following of more than 1 million people and over 3 million cumulative views on YouTube). The band was recently honored with an invite from legendary Tears for Fears frontman Curt Smith to be the featured artist on the debut episode of the new web series Stripped Down Live with Curt Smith.

Comprised of vocalist Jason “ShyBoy” Arnold, keyboardist Mark Nubar Donikian, drummer Adrian Barnardo, bassist Bryan Farrar and guitarist Abe Parker, Hypnogaja is the winner of the 2009 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Alternative Artist (for the song “Welcome To The Future”) and the 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Male Vocal (for ShyBoy’s performance of the Donna Summer classic “On The Radio”).

Numerous television shows, motion pictures, trailers, video games, apps and soundtracks have featured Hypnogaja's music, including Scream 4 (Dimension/Weinstein Co.), America’s Next Top Model (CW), Carrie (NBC), Cold Creek Manor (Touchstone), Dirt (F/X), FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage (Warner Bros. Interactive), Las Vegas (NBC), One Life To Live (ABC), Roswell (WB), Sex And The City (HBO), The Looking Glass Wars (Scholastic), Tru Calling (FOX), Valentine (Warner Bros.), Tap Tap Revenge 3 (Tapulous) and many others.

Described by Outburn magazine as "enthralling, first-rate modern rock," Apple.com as "soulful rock with a subtle electronic backdrop" and the Denver Post as music that "pushes boundaries," Hypnogaja writes and performs "melodic, sophisticated songs that cater to no trend” according to GRAMMY®-nominated songwriter Wendy Waldman (Garth Brooks, Vanessa Williams), producer of the band’s Acoustic Sunset – Live at the Longhouse.

Hypnogaja’s latest release, the critically-acclaimed concept LP Truth Decay, was hailed by Outburn as an "expertly crafted album." Produced by the GRAMMY®-nominated Jean-Yves “Jeeve” Ducornet (Santana, 2Pac), Nubar and ShyBoy, all thirteen songs from the project revolve around the central story of two lovers – a scientist and a spaceman – who find themselves at the center of a dramatic apocalypse. From the opening chords of the ominous rocker “Dark Star” to the retro-shuffle of the celebrity-obsessed “Worship Me (I’m On TV)” and the warm piano-driven motif of the eternally hopeful “Welcome To The Future,” Truth Decay manages to deliver an engaging science-fiction-romance-fantasy story arc without losing its vantage point on universal themes that unite us all.

Discography

DARK STAR (EP) Coming in 2011
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE / ON THE RADIO* [Digital 45]
TRUTH DECAY**
WORSHIP ME (I'M ON TV) [EP]
APOCALYPTIC LOVE SONG (EP)
THE MARCH (EP)
AUDIO FROM LAST NIGHT'S DREAM
ACOUSTIC SUNSET: LIVE AT THE LONGHOUSE
BELOW SUNSET
WHITE LABEL. VOL. 1
KILL SWITCH

*Winner, 2010 HMMA for Best Male Vocal
**Winner, 2009 HMMA for Best Alternative Artist

Set List

The set length and song list varies depending on the venue and type of show.