Rock Whittington is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. Formerly the lead guitarist of the progressive rock bands Damiera and Punch People, respectively, Whittington began producing and releasing instrumental works under the name Saint Rock in early 2011. His music is a dynamic blend of jazz, electronic and hip-hop interlaced with elements of World music. Integrating a well-versed repertoire and unbridled range to both music and film, Whittington’s experimental dexterity yields hybrid compositions that diverge between melodically eloquent tunes/arrangements and inconspicuously calculated, hard-hitting beats.
Pictures from my studio
When I was eight, I casually asked my mom to teach me how to play the piano. She obliged, under one condition; that I practice everyday. Fortunately, I fell in love with playing the piano. I don't believe I would've discovered that new found passion had it not been for the initial challenge set before me.
After that first year of learning Bach and Beethoven, I was accepted into the "Gifted and Talented" program at my school, which opened the doors to ten years of classical training. (Go Jefferson Parish public schools!)... For my twelveth birthday, my dad took me to Lalapalooza, and upon seeing Soundgarden's guitarist for the first time live on stage, I felt so inspired that I had to learn how to play the guitar. From that moment on, I studied both the piano and the guitar.
I've always felt blessed for the opportunities I've been given. After hurricane Katrina forced me out of New Orleans, I found a new path when my band Damiera was signed to Equal Vision Records in 2006. I was able to perform professionally for several years. As a band, we toured the country a few times over, releasing our debut record "M(US)IC" nationally. Later, in 2012, the opportunity came up for me to score my first feature length film, NOLAbound; another dream come true... Thanks mom and dad!
More music I've released under the name Saint Rock
I also release, produce, and perform music under the musical moniker Saint Rock. You can visit my Saint Rock soundcloud for more information on upcoming releases and performances.
I'm always looking for talented artists to collaborate with - film makers, game developers, and musicians alike. Tell me about your vision, and let's make it happen!