Chris Wyse | Dan Dinsmore | Jason Achilles Mezilis
Jason Achilles Mezilis
Jason Achilles Mezilis is a 14-year veteran of the LA music scene, where he has performed with, produced, and recorded countless bands on the west coast indie circuit. He is also a studio owner, and divides his time between live performance with OWL, and ongoing production and composition work at his boutique analog / digital recording studio Organic Audio Recorders in downtown Los Angeles.
Jason is a multi-instrumentalist, having first studied classical piano from a young age, and later inspired to pick up the guitar a week after his first Van Halen concert at the age of 16. He received his Bachelor’s in Music from the University of California, Berkeley, and a number of positions at premiere recording studios throughout California led him through the streets of Oakland, San Francisco, and eventually to his current home in Los Angeles.
Jason and Chris met at through a mutual friend in Hollywood’s legendary (now-defunct) Opium Den nightclub. A 7-year long friendship ensued, including long hikes and discussions through the storied, winding hills and musical history of Laurel Canyon…eventually paving the way for their joining forces in Owl and the development of a strong musical chemistry together. Despite being at one time the ‘odd-man-out’ in Chris and Dan’s long-standing youthful friendship, Jason has paved a comfortable niche in the Owl nest, due in large part to his gleeful initiative to try and tell everybody else what to do, all the time.