John Kimbrough

John Kimbrough started his career as the guitar player, singer and songwriter for a band called Walt Mink. A while back he began scoring for film, T.V. and radio, in addition to playing in bands. In 2000 John won an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Music and Lyrics for his song “Up to You” from the show “Nickellennium” for Nickelodeon, and in 2001 was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for best original score for the film “Jump Tomorrow“.

John’s songs have appeared in movies and T.V. commercials, and his music can also be heard on the nationally syndicated NPR program, This American Life. In 2005 the band John started with friend Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, released their first record, songs from which have been heard in various t.v. commercials and shows. In 2006 John wrote the music for the opening of the MTV Video Music Awards, as well as the Tenacious D “Friendship” song from the same broadcast. In 2009 he co- wrote Hugh Jackman’s opening musical number for the 81st Annual Academy Awards, which won a 2009 Emmy Award, in the category of Outstanding Music and Lyrics. In 2012 John produced the Tenacious D album Rize Of The Fenix, and in 2017 his new band Teen Judge released their first record.