Sam Johnides hails from the great state of Michigan, where he attended Grand Valley State University for Music Composition and Performance. He plays with an Improvised Musical Troupe named, "Robot Teammate and the Accidental Party" who are currently holding the longest running cage match record. Sam has composed scores for countless films, plays, a full length musical and has had the pleasure of writing for the ESPN television network. In 2012 he was nominated for "Producer of the Year" and "Songwriter of the Year" in the Los Angeles Music Awards. When not teaching, Sam can be seen performing at iO West, Howl at the Moon, Whiskey A Go Go, Hard Rock Cafe and anywhere in between.