Justin Abrams (Born July 26, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Orange County-based Indie Rock band Justin Abrams & BC, originally named Beyond Conception. Abrams is also known for his multiple musical placements on programs for MTV Networks, as Composer and Music Contributor on feature length films; most notably 2010's National Lampoon's Sex Tax, and as theme song Composer for the NFL's San Diego Chargers (2010-2012). Abrams performs at least 100 live shows each year at local and international venues.
Justin Abrams began his professional music career at the age of 15 when he was invited to join Drake Bell’s band Drake 24/7. Shortly after becoming a Drake 24/7 member, Abrams launched his solo career by performing local gigs in the Orange County area. As he began to attract media attention from newspapers and magazines, Justin decided to hone his piano and songwriting skills, receiving mentorship from Andrew McMahon (Jacks Mannequin, Something Corporate).
The Beyond Conception Years
In 2002, at the age of 17, Justin co-founded the band Beyond Conception with brother and fellow musician Matt Abrams. Beyond Conception, helmed by Justin as frontman, singer, songwriter and pianist, was created “with a clear vision; to create a musical vehicle that will influence positivity, inspiration, love, and passion along with an outlet for self expression on the most personal level". With a garage band styling and grass roots marketing tactics, Justin and his band mates reached out to listeners at malls and other pedestrian heavy sites with ipods and a simple sentence, “Just give me two minutes”. The band's fan base began in Orange County, California and extended to the North West by 2006, through touring and self promotion. By the end of 2009, Beyond Conception, had touched upon a National following, employing multi-media outlets such as itunes, youtube, facebook, vimeo and spotify. The band has recorded four studio albums since 2002. In 2011, Beyond Conception released their fourth album, titled Flow, which was produced by acclaimed Producers Jack Douglas and Jim Wirt. Justin and Beyond Conception have performed with such notables as Five for Fighting, America, NOFX, We are Scientists, Face to Face, Marcy Playground and Stereophonics.
Transformation: Justin Abrams & BC
In 2012, Justin decided to transition Beyond Conception to Justin Abrams & BC. The name change was devised in order to heighten visibility of Beyond Conception by linking the recognition of Justin's solo musical accomplishments to that of his band. In 2011, Beyond Conception released their fourth and final album, titled Flow, under their original founding name. In 2012, midway through the band's North American tour in support of Flow, Beyond Conception became Justin Abrams & BC.
Justin began moonlighting as solo act in 2000, at the age of 15, when he was not performing with Drake 24/7. Throughout his years with Beyond Conception; Justin Abrams & BC, Abrams continued his solo career as a performer and added Composer and Musical Soundtrack Contributor to his resume. In 2010, Justin wrote the theme song, Let's Go San Diego, for the NFL's San Diego Chargers. Let's Go San Diego, which Justin recorded with Beyond Conception, played at Qualcomm Stadium during the coin toss for the Chargers' home games from 2010-2012. Also in 2010, Abrams was a Contributing Composer and Musical Contributor on National Lampoon’s Comedy Feature Film Sex Tax. From 2010-2012, Justin's music secured over one dozen placements on various programs on MTV Networks. Abrams regularly performs at legendary venues such as The House of Blues, The Roxy, Hotel Cafe and The Coach House. Justin has now performed in over 1000+ shows across the United States and in over 20 countries.
2003 Beyond Conception EP: Chaotic Harmony
2004 Beyond Conception: Are You Dreaming In Style
2006 Beyond Conception: Beyond Conception
2009 Beyond Conception: Stix & Stones
2011 Beyond Conception: Flow
2012 Justin Abrams & BC: Best of: Justin Abrams & Beyond Conception
2014 Justin Abrams - Miles Away