AM is an American songwriter, musician, composer and producer born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, raised in New Orleans, and currently residing in the Los Angeles Echo Park neighborhood in California. AM or A.M. refers to his band and is also the moniker for this artist. Known for his seamless fusing of pop, soul, funk and world music, recording artist AM has released several critically acclaimed albums and toured the world. His newest collaboration with London artist/producer Shawn Lee, has been described by Rolling Stone as "hypnotic" and by Daytrotter as â€œintricate, groove-filled dreamscapes that are every bit organic and every bit mad genius."
AM has toured with bands such as the French band AIR, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Thievery Corporation, Caetano Veloso, Shawn Lee, and Josh Rouse.
AM DJ's under the moniker George Ben Sun.
AM's side project creatively entitled "AM & Shawn Lee" is a collaboration with London-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee. After AM heard Lee's "Music and Rhythm" album on the radio in Los Angeles he decided to reach out to Lee on Myspace. The two became quick friends sharing a common love for 60's psychedelia and 70's Italian soundtracks. The first single from the debut album "Celestial Electric" is entitled "Dark Into Light"and was released on gold colored, limited edition 12" vinyl on the Ubiquity label in honor of Record Store Day and the full album came out on Thievery Corporation's label ESL Music (ADA Distribution/ Beggars Canada/ Naive in France.)
La Musique Numerique (Park The Van Records) is the second LP from AM & Shawn Lee (Park The Van Records).
After selling 25,000 albums on his own, AM's critically acclaimed debut album Troubled Times (released on Defend Music in the USA and Luna Records in Europe) went on to have all 10 songs featured in films and television shows which had not been done since Moby's album Play. When Gary Jules brought his PA into a little coffee shop and began booking songwriter nights, he invited AM to come up and play and this was the beginning of what is now known as one of the most established singer/songwriter venues in the country, the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, California. AM credits KCRW's Nic Harcourt who started playing AM's demos for being the first to play his music on the radio show "Morning Becomes Eclectic".