Hi Wheel Entertainment is a full-service production company based in Los Angeles, CA helmed by producer/composer Russell Wiener. From music production, engineering and mixing; to composing, scoring and songwriting; Hi Wheel can help take your project to the next level and beyond.
Russell is an award-nominated composer who has a large musical vocabulary, and an instinct for evoking the right mood for a scene. He has written Spanish guitar tangos, slamming electronica pieces, dramatic orchestrations- whatever is necessary to be sure the scene comes to life through music. His most recent endeavors have found him writing music and co-writing lyrics for the short-film musical "Glee" on the festival circuit; and scoring the mockumentary "Dickie Smalls: From Shame to Fame" which earned him a nomination for Best Music at the Park City Film Music Festival at Sundance.
In 2009 Russell and his musical partner Jack Mayer formed J.R.T. Productions, which is geared towards creating high-quality rock, pop and country music for TV and music libraries. Music they have written and recorded in the last year has been heard on such TV shows as "Jesse James is a Dead Man," (Fuse) "Crime 360," (A&E) "Human Wrecking Balls" (Spike) and more.
As a producer, Russell is a multi-instrumentalist and trained audio engineer who uses his years of experience working at L.A. studios, and his keen musical ear, to take projects to their highest level. He has worked with artists ranging from Steve Perry (Journey), David Pack (Ambrosia), and Timothy B. Schmitt (Eagles) to a variety of independent bands and artists.
It is the combination of composition and production, in the form of songwriting, that Russell considers to be his greatest strength. He has been writing songs since he was 14 years old, and hasn't stopped since. He co-writes songs with a number of his artists; he writes film theme songs; songs for viral videos; and songs for his band Pillow Of Wrongness. His songs have been licensed to MTV, E!, A&E, received commercial radio airplay, and have been heard on stages across America.
Contact Russell at Hi Wheel to discuss your current and future project needs.