Owen is an old classic soul living in the body of a young boy. Born and raised in Southern California, Owen discovered his love for music at the young age of two when his parents gifted him his first toy drum kit . At just three years old, he was persistently studying and playing drums, percussion and singing songs by classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Doors, The Animals, and the Rolling Stones. Being Puerto Rican he developed a love for the Latin sound as well and was influenced by Latin Artists Marc Anthony, Elvis Crespo, Victor Manuelle and Luis Fonsi. It was at this point that he and his family realized his unbreakable bond with music would inevitably turn into a professional pursuit. From age 3-8 years old, Owen began rocking stages in Southern California as a front man, drummer and guitarist at Big Summer Festivals, Prestigious Wineries, Beverly Hills Events, The House of Blues as well as NAMM. He also signed several company endorsements during this time including: Soultone Cymbals, SJC Drums and Tycoon Percussion. Owen’s first TV network appearances included season 3 of NBC’s “The Profit” (2015) on the drums with Greendays Tre Cool and Nickelodeon’s “You Be You” campaign on percussion. Later, Owen was selected to appear playing drums in multiple global Old Navy campaigns including the 2017 Back to School Campaign and 2018 “Jingle Jammies” Holiday Campaign. Owen also had the opportunity to play drums for XQ Super School Live, a touring theatrical production created to inspire change in public high school education. The show was televised and featured various artists including Ringo Starr, U2, YO-YO Ma, Jennifer Hudson, Sheila E, Sheryl Crow and Carrie Underwood to name a few. Owen’s style and skill eventually attracted the attention of ODE Media Productions and British Writer/Director Jamie Thraves, who asked Owen to play the son of All American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter in two music films: Close Your Eyes (2017) and Sweat (2017). Over these years, Owen was blessed to open for, perform for, or perform with some legends in the music industry including Mavis Staples, Joan Osborne, Graham Nash, and artists of the iconic label Stax Records. Owen was even invited to Mavis Staples private studio to watch her track her latest album and speak with Mavis about songwriting. These experiences have had a profound impact on Owen, fueling his passion to write and perform songs with a message, and inspiring a unique sound reminiscent of classic soul-rock with a fresh modern twist. In the summer of 2018 Owen was flown to New York by Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber’s producers and casting team. Owen was offered a lead role on Broadway in Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber’s School of Rock Broadway Musical but eventually had to decline due to a severe family illness. This experience left Owen humbled, focused and ready to pursue his own music. Owen has since been collaborating on his original music with the likes of Grammy Award Winning and successful artists such as: Steve Ferone (Tom Petty), Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr), Stephen Hodges (Mavis Staples) and Eric Seats (Patti LaBelle); Frank Ferrer (Guns and Roses), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Mike Avenaim (Alessia Cara), Ryan Seaman (IDK), Kevin Gruft (Escape The Fate), Alex Alessandroni Jr (Whitney Houston), and Arianna Powell (Halsey).
His first radio debut “My Blue Sky” was featured on Sirius XM’s Tom Petty Radio In November of 2018, and has had 3 other songs featured on Sirius XM as well with much more music in the works and on the way! Owen currently has a number of big music projects in the works he is excited to share soon! Stay Tuned!
When Owen is not in a studio, on stage, singing, drumming or noodling on the guitar he is working on his other passion Acting. Owen is a Professional VoiceOver Actor and has worked on Feature Films, starred in hit Emmy Award Nominated Shows, and worked in Emmy and Oscar Award Winning Studios. Owen is currently working on a hit show with Nickelodeon Studios. Much more to come on this front as well!
Owen is an artist truly not limited by young age, with an uncontainable passion to tell stories through music that promote messages of Peace, Love and Human Equality and also take people back to an old soulful sound. He sees his music as a vessel to carry these messages and to speak out against the injustices that have become woven into the fabric of the modern world. Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bob Marley and many others before him… Owen’s pursuit is to be the voice of a generation and to take people back to an older sound and time. With the right platform, Owen will use his voice to uplift spirits, make people think about the world, and ultimately cultivate a desire within others to make a difference.