Peter Ceez Okrasa
The Ceez is a soulful singer, songwriter and producer with qualities thats described as “On the Cusp of Greatness” by industry professionals on Music Screen Report. He’s music productions because of it’s unlimited imagination, filled with tasteful details and simplicity at the same time were once compared to Salvador Dali’s paintings.
Studied Music Production – Mixing and Mastering at Berklee College of Music.
He’s teachers and mentors included Leanne Ungar – many years producer of Leonard Cohen’s albums and live tours, Ted Paduck – who worked with Paul Simon, John Mayer, Norah Jones, Run DMC, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and Jeff Baust – who’s composition credits include ESPN, Reebok, Polaroid, Avid, Lotus, Sony, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Analog Devices and Engineering credits include the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Was selected for first release album of Indaba Music Cover Song Project with his version of IN THE AIR TONIGHT!
Received nominatiobn at HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS 2011 for a song “Feather Gloves”.
Award for The Best Rock Band in Hollywood with The Maension at LAMA – Los Angeles Music Awards.
PETER DOELL/UNIVERSAL MASTERING STUDIOS:
“Damn! This was such a pleasure to listen to – the songs, the singer (!), the mixes, the production – everything was SUPERB!
I enjoyed the unexpected chordal dissonance in a number of songs!
It added a nice tension to the otherwise moody atmospherics! BRAVO!”
- Pete Doell (Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, James Brown, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Ben Harper, Elton John, R.E.M., Marilyn Manson)
PRO MUSIC FEEDBACK REPORT:
“An overall rating of 3.50 stars means this release is above average and stands out compared to most of the music we hear.
You’re on the cusp of greatness.
We thought your track had rousing energy that moved us as listeners. You sound confident in your musical skills and the parts you’re playing.
Lead vocals are the first thing that most listeners pay attention to, so a great performance is essential. Your lead vocals really grabbed us. We don’t tag a lot of releases as having great lead vocals, so this is an excellent strength for you to have.
Above almost everything else, melody is an essential musical quality. Yours jumped out at us. Good melodies don’t come easy; you should be proud.
All the elements in the mix here sound clear, and they coalesce into a cohesive sound that suits the composition. This is very much its own art form.
Having a good arrangement, with the right instrumentation, helps give listeners a better sense of what’s happening melodically and harmonically. Your arrangements were just right.
With good EQ, every element in the mix comes through loud and clear, without ever getting muddy. Clearly the studio chops on this release are up to snuff.”
The Ceez’s tracks