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Launching his professional music career at the early age of 15, California native Justin Abrams was invited to join Drake Bell’s band (from Nickelodeon fame), Drake 24/7, catapulting the dream of being a "rock star". Using his newfound experience, Abrams eventually went on to launch a solo career by performing local gigs in the Orange County area. The budding artist sought inspiration from different venues and knitted them together into musical pieces, resounding deeply of his life story. Abrams’ flair for music did not go unnoticed as he began to garner media attention from newspapers and magazines. Deciding to hone his piano and songwriting skills, Justin was honored to receive mentorship from Andrew McMahon, lead singer of Jack’s Mannequin, and Something Corporate.
In 2002 at the age of 17, Justin founded the band Beyond Conception (BC) with his brother and fellow musician, Matt Abrams. The siblings went on to record four studio albums with notable producers, Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith) and Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Incubus).
Abrams possesses a great appreciation for music, as he believes in its ability to take his soul to a place which can only be experienced and not explained. “Anytime I hear a song, whether it’s someone else's or mine, I can always remember how I was feeling at the time when I first heard, or wrote it. I can always associate a song with a certain visual, time and place. Sometimes it’s joyful and sometimes it’s painful, but I always try to embrace and accept whatever comes my way with a sense of appreciation," Justin says.
Now known as Justin Abrams & BC, the band has performed with talented artists like Five for Fighting, America, NOFX, We Are Scientists, Face to Face, Marcy Playground, and Stereophonics.
In 2010, Justin expanded his melodic scope by adding Film Composer and Soundtrack Contributor to his resume through his participation in National Lampoon’s Feature Film, Sex Tax. In the same year, the talented musician composed an original anthem for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, which played at Qualcomm Stadium during the Chargers' home games from 2010-2012.
Having been very inspired by the band Queen when finding his musical roots, Abrams believes that music has the powerful ability to transcend the spirit, body, and soul that connect him to something much larger than anything imaginable. With his mantra of, “living the dream,” the musician looks forward to getting involved in more philanthropic work, in addition to his expanding musical career.
Over the past few years, Justin’s songs have traveled the distance as they have secured numerous placements on MTV and other major television networks. Recently, Abrams signed with licensing agency, Crucial Music, giving Music Supervisors a better opportunity to place his songs for visual media. As a lover of live music himself, Abrams regularly performs at legendary venues such as The House of Blues, The Roxy, Hotel Cafe and The Coach House. Justin has now performed in over 500+ shows across the United States and in over 15 countries.