About My Own Ghost
My Own Ghost started as the brainchild of like-minded musicians working for Rudy's Barbershop in Santa Monica, California. The idea was to create an eclectic sound, taking elements from the late 80's and early to mid 90's. With influences as diverse as new wave, alternative, classic rock, and modern post punk, a sound began to develop. While suffering from a rough case of pneumonia, Vinni Ramirez began the construction of several songs for the project that dealt with themes of mortality, existentialism, and legacy. When Benjamin Edmonds and Natalie SmitteN got a hold of the music, the songs were made whole and brought to life. As Vinni struggled to regain his voice the music found a voice all its own. As the project grew, Brian Carsey was added to fill out the line-up. His immense talent and aggressive percussion provides the energy and backbone to the music. With insightful themes, driving rhythm and sometimes haunting lead melodies a unique sound began to form. The band became obsessed with the idea that we often kill off pieces of self as we move through life. We are all haunted in some way by our own ghosts…
The My Own Ghost experience brings the listener to a place where harder alternative rock and indie meet the world of poetic and deeply personal lyrics. The musicians in My Own Ghost combine influences from all over the spectrum to create a new sound with a familiar vibe that makes one feel right at home.
Brian Carsey provides the rolling percussion and driving force behind the project. Natalie SmitteN provides rhythmic bass lines with the elegance and timing of a skilled musician. Benjamin Edmonds, on lead guitar, offers up insightful melodies with a poetic sense of rhythm that is unparalleled. Rounding off the line-up, Vincent "Vinni K" Ramirez provides rhythm guitar, and brings literary songwriting together with a unique vocal style to make up My Own Ghost's sound.