Jon Raven


JON RAVEN RECORDING ARTIST/ MUSICIAN/ PRODUCER/ ACTOR/ PERFORMER Jon Raven began performing at the tender age of five, with his brother's gospel band "The Brothers and Ruth" who produced three successful albums. By the age of nine he had sang alongside such gospel legends as "The Dixie Melody Boys", "The Oak Ridge Boys, "The Hopper Brothers and Connie" and many more. Many of the Gospel Artists that Jon performed with as a child, later, went on to become secular country stars. At the age of thirteen, Jon signed his first modeling contract and worked on many successful print campaigns. This lead to commercials and further success. In 1984, Jon took first place in Fighting, and Forms at the U.S. Tae Kwon Do Championships. This opened the door for an opportunity to perform a fight scene, in the made for television movie, "Peyton Place; The Next Generation". Sparked by that first day on set, Raven realized he had two loves in his life; Film and Music. Taking film extremely seriously, he decided to study with Adam Roarke, at the now infamous, "Film Actors Lab", located in Dallas, Texas. A reporter, dubbed, the Film Actors Lab the " Hell's Angels School of Acting". Lou Diamond Phillips, being the most famous alumni, spent many hours with Jon honing improvisational skills. Raven feels that these skills are a key element of a musical or dramatic performance. Throughout the 80's and 90's Jon was Front Man, and Guitarist, for many bands with varying degrees of success; but, chose to start fresh with the new millennium as a Solo Artist. He co-produced his first solo album with award winning Canadian producer, Rick Kilborn; and also Glenna Powrie, at Riverside Studios in Burnaby, Canada. Jon collaborated with Grammy Winning Producer Bill Cuomo who produced "Cruel & Unusual" with Jon. Raven jokes "Cruel & Unusual" has been illegally downloaded more than any of his other songs! In the past he has also worked with Grammy Winning Producer Bob Kulick, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, and many more over the years in a career that has taken Jon around the Globe and spanned over four decades. Jon founded Rock God Entertainment Group, a video game production company, with the goal of developing interactive entertainment based video games and products that allows the user to be immersed in the world of being a Rock Legend. The purpose of the Rock God game series is to introduce the “Real Life” of Rock Stars and to reacquaint Classic Rock fans with their adolescent idols. The first of a series of games is currently in development; though with with a different company and team. Currently Raven is a multimedia consultant working with a select group of clients. His primary focus being New Media. He has appeared in several film and television projects. Jon also has numerous recording projects in various phases of production all slated for release in 2019. Jon is also working on some great technical innovations to improve the home recording experience as well as a series of tutorial videos for those interested in learning about the recording industry.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Feelings, order in the midst of chaos, chaos in the midst of order. It gives me peace, hope, tears, joy, sadness and much more.

What is your music dream?

Features Adult Content lol!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Socialized Nudity and an end to judgmental religions.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Elvis Presley "In The Ghetto"

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Ozzy

What inspires you to make music?

Women, mainly my wife and an inability to keep my opinions to myself.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Depends on the song; but, the message is usually clear.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

The answer features adult content lol!

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

From the business perspective one needs to look ahead not behind. When 97 percent of people are crashing and burning I am looking at new methods of product delivery. On a personal level what reality lol.

What do you think of Drooble?

Seems Cool; new to it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Something for nothing mentality of many consumers.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I have consulted numerous local bands for free who could not afford my rates.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Talent, timing and tenacity... the three T's are timeless.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Final Empire a band out of Germany and Redd Dogs from Japan come to mind.