Harpist who plays mostly Final Fantasy music, because she is kupo for kupo nuts. In high school, she was the first chair harpist in the orchestra out of one harpist. She rediscovered her passion for harp during the pandemic and has been producing mediocre to decently good performances since. This girl are sick!
vgmtogether is proud to present these amazing musical guests! Be sure to check out our schedule for performance times, as well as our Panels and Community Events!
Steven Higbee, a multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwinds, is currently pursuing a MM in Clarinet Performance at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He performs with the UNM Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony and previously held top chairs at Central Washington University where he completed a BA in Music Education. Steven performs in a variety of styles, not limited to jazz and classical, and has done a variety of online recording projects and home studio recording that grew out of the pandemic in early 2020. He has collaborated with many musicians in many different styles and genres, and hopes to continue this as his career after he graduates with his MM Clarinet Performance degree.
Ro Panuganti is an progressive rock and metal musician, best known for extended range guitar work and expressive hair-metal inspired leads. He has released music videos performing video game, TV, anime, and more covers since 2011 on Youtube and performed live at ConBravo, MAGFest, VGMTogether 2021, and other online fests. He has additionally have participated in several panels on music production, video game cover remixes, and collaborative albums through his work in the VGM communities and groups including GameLark, GameGrooves, and Pixel Mixers. He has additionally recorded for indie games including Bacon Man: An Adventure and SuperEpic, and worked as an editor/videographer for many musicians in game audio. While Ro enjoys playing bass, sitar, piano, singing, and producing for his wife Allison Martin, ultimately Ro’s passion lies in bombastic electric guitar work and visually exciting music videos.
Manny a.k.a. OrchKeystraMusic will be bringing fresh remixes and loops of VGMs through his arsenal of keyboard instruments. Remixes range from various genres from chill piano music to orchestral and funky bops.
He has been a San Francisco Bay Area-based freelance musician for over 15 years. Manny is experienced in variety of musical genres and styles. He has performed and shared stage with well-acclaimed names such as Kenny G., Huey Lewis, Toby Keith, Jon Secada, Arturo Sandoval, Jennifer Holiday, Fantastic Negrito, and Lyrics Born. Manny recently joined the virtual world of VGM and has had the pleasure to perform at both in-person and virtual events such as vgmtogether, VGM Con, Bonus Stage Van, MAGWest, and MAGFest.
Eric L. is a trombonist, composer, arranger, music producer, and content creator from Springfield, Missouri. As a performer, Eric has been most active on YouTube as a jazz trombonist with his self-titled YouTube channel holding over 3,700 subscribers and collecting over 450,000 video views. In 2019, Eric received the award for “Best Electronic/Hybrid Remix” in the 2019 MAGFest Game Audio Network Guild Remix Competition for his arrangement of “Secret of the Forest”, and in 2020 was nominated for the same award for his arrangement of “Schala’s Theme”.
In addition to his own projects, Eric frequently records a variety of brass instruments for other musicians both on and off YouTube. Eric’s professional affiliations include work with The Game Brass, Ruscel Torres’ “Crash Course VGM Fusion Band”, GameGrooves, and Gamelark.
In Winter 2021, Eric released his most recent album called “Big Shots”: an album of original jazz arrangements of music from DELTARUNE Chapter 2. Eric likes long walks on the beach and building IKEA furniture.
Retro Game Remix is the passion project of Erek Ladd (musician, audio engineer, and avid video game collector). Dedicated to breathing new life into your favorite classic video game music, RGR has a unique approach to those classic tunes you know and love.
What started as a fun passion project in the early 2010s, Retro Game Remix has since levelled up into creating regular content for YouTube & Twitch, has released eight albums on digital platforms and successfully released two vinyl records to supporters all across the globe.
Anton Corazza is a composer, rapper, and aerophonist who started studying jazz at the age of 14 and performed classical and contemporary repertoire as a performance major at William Paterson University. He first garnered an online following in 2008 after releasing a multitude of self-produced arrangements, and subsequently gained recognition in the New Jersey hip-hop scene through rap battles and musical collaborations with other lyricists.
He has since been featured as a composer, rapper, and instrumentalist for several video game OSTs including Orange Island, Demon Turf, Nojong, Battery Jam, and more. Anton continues to compose and perform across many genres.
Anton Corazza (He/Him), Yusef Kelliebrew (He/Him)
Tiggs is a singer, audio engineer, and composer originally from the DC area. She is highly passionate about her work in the game audio industry, singing in games such as Ambition: A Minuet in Power, and Lost Soul Aside. She graduated with a BM in Music Technology; Recording Emphasis from George Mason University, and specializes in collaboration and remote recording with teams from all over the world. She also works as a musical artist and content creator, singing for many video game arrangement albums, performing at conventions like Magfest and VGMcon, and speaking at conventions like Pax East.
Hey everyone! I don’t like 3rd person bios so I’m gonna speak to you directly. My name is Theølogy and I am a VGM Remix producer and DJ from Lexington, Kentucky. Believe it or not, a few nerds exist here 🙂
I have been DJing and producing for 15 years and I am a veteran of the trance scene (my previous music being supported by Above & Beyond, Cosmic Gate, and Fatum), but I also create every single genre of EDM. My remixes are melodic and beautiful (as video game music is) but I combine this nuance with really uplifting chords and incredibly dirty bass 😈
You may have seen me recently at VGM Con, 2D Con, or on Bonus Stage Van, and I have also just made collaboration remixes with the likes of Vector U, Mesmerist, bLiNd, The Arkadian, Player2, and more. It has been such an honor to collab with so many of my heroes and be a part of this community! The VGM scene truly has the most talented and accepting people I’ve ever met.
Video Game music is special to all of us, and I hope the journey that my music takes you on inspires you in some way shape or form. It’s a weird world out there, so let’s not only escape together, but come out on the other side better-equipped to spread love!
Thennecan is a versatile Chilean guitarist that merges a wide variety of video game music with Heavy Metal, Fusion and Latin influences. He has released 3 albums, 2 ep’s and played live on scenarios like “Ñoñoparty” (Chile and Online), “MasGamers Festival” (Perú and Online) “Festigame” (Online Version), “vgmtogether” (Online), “Bonus Stage” (Online) and “Ongaku Overdrive” (Online).
He’s known for collaborating with artists from different scenes all around the world, having also participated in collaborative VGM projects such as Game Grooves, Sindravania Projects, Hyacintho Team and Shinesparkers.
Audio Mocha is the Surf Rock Fusion project led by electric guitarist Daniel Florez with the goal of making the best surf rock and surf-adjacent tunes to groove to. Taking inspiration from other contemporary surf rock bands like Daikaiju, Amphibian Man, King Ghidora, Man…Or Astro Man?, Andrew Moniz, Par Avion, as well as classic surf rock names like Dick Dale And His Del-Tones, The Ventures and The Trashmen, Audio Mocha is here to fuse various genres like 60s British Mod Rock to the sounds of the Caribbean and Latin America with a Fender spring reverb-drenched surf guitar twist. Mostly drawn to creating surf arrangement from Nintendo games, especially The Legend of Zelda, Audio Mocha also has a variety of covers from a variety of games like Final Fantasy, House of the Dead: Overkill, and Neo: The World Ends With You. Audio Mocha has also collaborated with many other artists and contributed to various video game remix albums on Pixel Mixers, OverClocked Remix, GameGrooves, and is an active participant in Dwelling of Duels.
Adora Blue (yes, that’s adorable + u ;3) is a Seattle-based DJ (and MC, singer, etc) you won’t soon forget!
Primarily playing kawaii future bass and VG remixes, she also branches out toward breakcore, jersey, and j-core, and no set of hers is complete without some memes or throwbacks! These days she plays at raves and con parties, like She-Rave, and MAGFest!
Adora always plays music that makes people ITCH to be on the dance floor. Finding new ways to combine songs, and intricate mashups (like n*sync and jakazid) that make people go 🤔🤔🤔 all while keeping the floor moving!
After leaving the rigid world of classical music behind, Fareeha found her way back into loving music again through VGM and other music in media used to enhance great stories! So much good has come within the world of video game music, meeting so many great people and learning lots as a musician. She plays piano, violin, sings, and makes covers and loops and mistakes! (It’s just extra jazzy zest)
The Limit Breakers is a video game cover band based out of Jacksonville, FL. Founded in 2020 by Jisun Hughes, the band performs in many different styles from rock to pop, jazz fusion to electronic and everything in between. The Limit Breakers have performed on Virtua Ongaku and will perform at Ancient City Con later this year.
Jisun Hughes she/her(s)
Kyle Cohen he/him
Paul Butler he/him
Joe Henderson he/him
Stephen Rees he/him
Lukas Ferrell he/him
Ethan Halligan he/him
Sab Irene is MA based video game composer who specializes in classical woodwinds paired with RnB and chiptune stylistic elements, but continues to experiment in all musical styles. For over 8 years, she arranged video game music covers on her YouTube channel, pulling inspiration primarily from jazz, lo-fi, RnB styles. She received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Boston University while studying saxophone with Dr. Jennifer Bill in 2020 and continues to pursue private online instruction to students of all ages.
What a better way to celebrate vgmtogether than to play music together? Julia and Lorenzo of Tutawan have re-worked their arrangements to compliment a live setting using keys, guitar, and their voices.
Julia and Lorenzo as Tutawan perform scaled-down versions of their arrangements that work with only keys, guitar, and two voices. Their favourite games to perform from include Chrono Trigger, Persona 5, Bastion, Transistor, and Hades. They are most influenced by jazz, funk, rock, fusion, and blues.
Pokérus Project is a Progressive Metal Video Game Music band from Santiago, Chile. They have been playing and making music for 10 years now. The band was formed by Patricio Thielemann back in 2012, and they’ve been doing VGM live concerts through various stages and geek conventions all over Latin America.
Patricio Thieleman (He/Him)
Victor Becerra (He/Him)
Yamil Majluf (He/Him)
Gabriel Leon (He/Him)
Symphonic Pheenix Force (SPF) is a hip-hop group with musical sights set upon nostalgic entertainment and equipped puns into one accord. SPF includes Philonius Phunk, Lord Xzae, SirenSeraph, and SwagSwitcha, and Modest Mind. Based out of Tampa, FL, SPF delivers rhymes and beats inspired by comics, anime, video games intertwined with witty punch lines.
Tudd is a VGM composer and DJ from Linz Austria – he started making videogame music at an early age in online communities, but the fun soon turned into a passion and then into a full-time dream. His roots are in funk and jazz music, but he has expanded into high energy, high BPM electronic music. The rave scene powers his mixes as well as his recent composition. Let’s explore the digital realm.
Jeremiah “Jer” Roque is a versatile pianist and arranger who specializes in video game music. Rather than being hyperfocused on a single genre of music, he infuses elements of classical, jazz, pop, and rock into his pianistic interpretations of video game music.
As a teenager, he transcribed video game music into MIDI and submitted arrangements to websites like VGMusic.com. Since then, he’s performed all over the United States and now focuses on the online streaming platform Twitch, where he streams three days a week.
Jer collaborates with musicians all over the video game music community, and currently performs with Marshall Art & Playing With Power!. In the past, he’s performed with Arc Impulse, The Spoony Bards, & chocoBop. His music can be found on projects such as Chronicles of Time, Shenmue Piano Collections, Pixel Mixers, OverClocked ReMix, and Dwelling of Duels.
Abstract is a Music Producer, Finger Drummer & Indie Game Developer. Abstract’s music Influences include Nujabes, J Dilla, Anamanaguchi, A Tribe Called Quest, Röyksopp, Prof.Sakamoto, the work of David Fingers Haynes and many more. Abstract is currently working on indie game, “Eden Gamma”, a action adventure platformer shooter set in the distant future where you don the role of a disgraced detective out to investigate the disappearance of his former partner. The game is aimed to be released for PC and Nintendo Switch. Follow Abstract on Twitter to see periodic development updates! New release! Listen to “One Way Trip” today!
Tovaun “Aeoxis” Anthony of Washington D.C. is a video game enthusiast, anime aficionado, and martial arts devotee who expresses his fandom and creativity by blending Metal, EDM, Jazz, and Hip Hop to take you on a journey through the world’s familiar and unfamiliar auditory spectrums!
Aeoxis weaponizes the musical and theatrical to take you on a sonic rollercoaster that will leave your spirit in a state of elation!
Tovaun Anthony (He/Him)
Yusef Kelliebrew (He/Him)
Anton Corazza (He/Him)
Based out of the Washington D.C. area, Mahn is ready to rain down his Dark Glory™ on the masses! Influenced by heavy metal, new and old, expect to hear tracks from his award-winning album, “The Old Blood: A Bloodborne Concept Album”, a love letter to one of his favorite games of the modern era. But be ready for him to tug on your sense of nostalgia with plenty of homages to games from your formative years, too!
Unfocusedinia is a variety streamer who plays music, makes miniatures, plays video games, paints, cooks, and whatever else she wants to try. Before streaming, Unfocused, aka Nalani Proctor, would perform singer/songwriter/folk style music around the US. Nalani has self released several albums and eps under her name. The world of streaming has opened her ears to new avenues of performance, and finding such a caring community in VGM.
Sumask is a video game enthusiast and who loves recreating music from his favorite games & putting a personal twist on them. Primarily a progressive metal guitarist, expect lots of time signature changes, heavy distortion, extended ranged guitars, and maybe a few other surprises too!
SARE (pronounced SA-RAY) is a UK-based electronic music producer, singer-songwriter, composer, and DJ.
With influences spanning from such mediums as video games, anime, and the electronic dance music scene he has produced energetic EDM originals, remixes, and collaborations with artists and music labels such as Tiny Waves, HyperPop Music, Komorebi Collective, and Firaga Records.
As a DJ/performer, SARE has played at multiple music events and anime / video game conventions including GamerDisco, BBC Introducing Live, HYPERNIGHT, MAGFest (USA), and HYPER JAPAN.
Allison Martin is a trombonist with a flair for flash. A Georgia native, she specializes in remote collaboration and has brought her sound to artists like The Game Brass, GameGrooves, Husky by the Geek, and many more.
Though the style and genre of her work varies by track, the best way to describe her sound would be “the kind that raises an eyebrow.” If it’s fast, loud, or high, it’s a fun trombone challenge! She also plays other brass instruments and has recently begun recording larger brass ensembles.
Her debut album, SEE THE WORLD, takes trombone to its limits over thirty-year video game history and twelve tracks.
After completing a PhD in Chemistry, Alasdair has managed to turn his love of creating and recording music into a full time job, creating instrumentals for vocalists and dabbling in VGM composition. He has collaborated with a variety of artists including Lizz Robinett, Caleb Hyles, Cami-Cat and Annapantsu.
Super Hi Tops are a VGM cover band bringing fun & funky tracks from across time and space. Starting with covering the entire ToeJam & Earl soundtrack, they’ve kicked off a growing YouTube presence where all videos are made from a single live take. You may recognize their members from other VGM cover bands such as The Returners and Gimmick! Video Game Rock Band.
Chris Taylor (he/him)
Kevin Spencer (he/him)
Justin Olejnik (he/him)
Wedge HD (she/her/they/them)
John Bongaarts (he/him)
Raised by Video Games, Inspired by Metal (or is it the other way around?)
Heavy Metal Video Game Cover Act Gunderslam is a multi-metal sub-genera instrumental guitarist and producer that takes your favorite video game songs and makes them METAL AF! Covering games franchises such as Zelda, Metroid, and Hollow Knight, he blends the original compositions with original heavy metal influences that combine to make a heavy mix.
He started uploading performance videos in 2015 on YouTube and since then has moved to performing live as a duo, featuring Dave Norman on drums!
Patrick (He/Him), Dave Norman (He/Him)
SD is originally from the States but find himself in Europe after a stint at Berklee College of Music. He’s been playing all around there for the last 10 years. Once the pandemic hit and high-speed internet infrastructure also arrived in his town, he seized the opportunity to go into streaming and never looked back. He also played the opening ceremony for TwitchCon 2022 in Amsterdam.