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Timothy Gibbs Zehnder
Twin brothers Timothy “Mack” Gibbs Zehnder and Tom “Johnny” Zehnder with drummer Mike “Bax” Boggio formed Double Batch Daddy in the 20-teens, earning a spot on LA Arts & Culture’s Musicians Roster. They meld sunny folk-pop with 1920s birth-of-jazz spirit. The band’s eclectic style—acoustic pop, folk, and jazz with traces of world beat—and heartfelt songwriting are a tribute to the brothers’ father, the late John Zehnder, folk legend of McCabe’s Guitar Shop. On DBD’s debut recordings, they explore a middle ground between upbeat, vintage charm and serious substance. Through thoughtful lyrics, inventive genre mash-ups, and dynamic live performances, Double Batch Daddy brings people together to embrace their shared humanity. Exuding unabashed joy and a deep reverence for their craft, they make music reflecting their bedrock values of acceptance, tolerance, and love.
Tom Zehnder plays guitar and djembe. Tom Zehnder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition summa cum laude from UCLA. With his twin, Tim Gibbs-Zehnder, he forms a duo based in Los Angeles.
Tom is an award-winning composer and songwriter. A 20-year veteran of the video games industry (scoring over 60 titles) as well as a performing musician, he is equally comfortable conducting a 60-piece orchestra, recording and mixing in his state-of-the-art Pro Tools studio, or performing live with his band. Tom’s experience includes writing and producing rock/dance/pop songs as well as scoring classic horror /sci-fi orchestral music. His most recent project out August 2011 involved writing and producing eight original songs for the Ubisoft Wii dance game connected to Sony Animation’s new movie “The Smurfs.” Other highlights include “Van Helsing” (lead composer/music supervisor) which garnered nominations for “Music of the Year” and “Best Orchestral Recording,” the classic cult sci-fi epic “Battlestar Galactica” (cut-scene composer and supervisor,) Fisher Price’s “Battle Castle” (lead composer), and Mattel’s “Barbie Princess and the Pauper” (composer/songwriter/singer) which won “Best Edutainment/Children Audio.” He has also scored marketing videos, corporate presentations, commercials and films.