Dorian Cheah

(310) 871-0025 · cheah2go@mac.com

Dorian Cheah is an Emmy-nominated composer, producer, arranger and musician from Pittsburgh, PA. He began playing violin at 2 ½ years old and moved to New York to study with Dorothy De Lay at The Juilliard School.

In 1995, Dorian moved to Los Angeles, and by 1999 had begun composing for film and television, working with top producers and songwriters in LA, and recording with major label artists including Brandy, Celine Dion, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, and En Vogue. His original scores for feature films and documentaries include the score for Am Limit by Academy Award-winning director Pepe Danquart and Concrete Kids by producer/director Lije Sarki (The Peanut Butter Falcon with Jon Bernthal, Dakota Johnson, and Shia LaBeouf).

Dorian’s original compositions and productions have been placed in hundreds of films and TV shows including CSI, Ghost Whisperer, Zoey 101, Material Girls, Drake and Josh, Naturally Sadie, Degrassi, Tosh.0, Burn Notice, Victorious, One Life to Live, General Hospital, All My Children, and many others. Most of these placements feature his performances as guitarist, keyboardist, violinist, and sometimes vocalist.

He is known as an electric violinist and has recorded two solo albums, both co-productions with esteemed producer Bill Laswell (Ara, 2007 on Metastation Records, and The Dorian Electric, 717, now available on Bandcamp).

Dorian has two children and lives and works in Santa Monica, CA.

Film and TV Placements

General Hospital

TV Series - 7 episodes
  • Episode 2/9/17 – Writer/producer/arranger: “Your Perfect Crime”
  • Episode 1/24/17 – Writer/producer/arranger: “Your Perfect Crime”
  • 5 Episodes (2016) – BG cues
2016 - 2017

Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers

TV Series
  • Writer/producer/arranger: “Your Perfect Crime”
2017

Boston EMS

TV Miniseries
  • Episode 203 - BG cues
2016

Altered Reality

Documentary
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Former Over Exposed Blonde"
2016

Sam & Cat

TV Series - 3 episodes
  • Lumpatious (2014) – Writer/producer/arranger: "Get Away"
  • YayDay (2014) – Writer/producer/arranger: "Former Over Exposed Blonde"
  • Babysitting Commercial (2013) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Former Over Exposed Blonde"
2014

Rough Hustle

  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Let It Happen"
2014

20/20 On ID

TV Series
  • In Search Of The Truth (2014) - BG cues
2014

Bad Girls Club

TV Series - 2 episodes
  • First Look (2013) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
  • Invasion of the Scavengers (2012) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
2012 - 2013

Victorious

TV Series - 3 episodes
  • Three Girls and a Moose (2012) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Styrofoam"
  • The Wood (2011) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Former Over Exposed Blonde"
  • Cat's New Boyfriend (2010) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Kiss Kiss - Hug Hug"
2010 - 2012

McKenna Shoots for the Stars

  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Get Up"
2012

Beethoven's Christmas Adventure

  • Writer/producer/arranger/vocalist: "It's Christmas Let's Party"
2011

Burn Notice

TV Series
  • Square One (2011) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Pompoms and Ass"
2011

One Life to Live

TV Series
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Starr X'd Lovers"
  • (Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series, 2011)
2011

Minute to Win It

TV Series - 6 episodes
  • Battle of the Sexes (2011) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
  • Hit Me with Your Best Shot (2011) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
  • Go for Broke (2011) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
  • East Coast vs. West Coast (2010) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
  • Office Romance (2010) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
  • Young Hearts (2010) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
2010 - 2011

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

TV Series - 2 episodes
  • The Kardashians Take NY (2010) - BG cues
  • Scott On The Rocks (2009) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Can't Fake It With Me", "Get Up"
2009 - 2010

How Do I Look?

TV Series
  • Flashdance from the Past (2010) - Writer/producer/arranger: "I Survive"
2010

Barbie in a Mermaid Tale

Video
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
2010

Tosh.0

TV Series - 5 episodes
  • Episode 101 (2009) - BG cues
  • Episode 106 (2009) - BG cues
  • Episode 108 (2009) - BG cues
  • Episode 109 (2009) - BG cues
  • Episode 113 (2009) - BG cues
2009

Leave It to Lamas

TV Series
  • Dollars and Sense (2009) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Work In Progress"
2009

Sorority Wars

TV Movie
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Get Away"
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Why Not Now"
2009

House of Jazmin

TV Series Documentary - 2 episodes
  • Boys Need Clothes Too! (2009) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Sweet Lunacy", "Everyone's Imperfect"
  • Episode #1.2 (2009) - Writer/producer/arranger: "I Survive"
2009

Teen Cribs

TV Series - 3 episodes
  • Episode 109 (2009) - Writer/producer/arranger: "This Is Me", "With You I Can"
  • Episode 112 (2009) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Former Over Exposed Blonde", "Showstopper"
  • Episode dated 11 May 2009 (2009) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Fishnets", "I Survive"
2009

Princess Protection Program

TV Movie
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Is It Just Me"
2009

Legally Blondes

Video
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "This Time It's Mine"
2009

Motherhood

  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Former Over Exposed Blonde"
2009

Degrassi: The Next Generation

TV Series - 5 episodes
  • Money for Nothing (2008) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Why Not Now"
  • Sunglasses at Night (2007) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Bring It On"
  • If You Leave (2007) - Writer/producer/arranger: "It All Adds Up"
  • Eyes Without a Face: Part 1 (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger: "It All Adds Up"
  • True Colours (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Former Over Exposed Blonde", "Undeniable"
2006 - 2008

The Hills

TV Series - 2 episodes
  • Better Off As Friends (2008) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Why Not Now"
  • Meet The Parents (2007) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Unraveled"
2007 - 2008

Cribs

TV Series
  • Cribs Wildest Antics (2008) - Writer/producer/arranger: "This Is Me"
2008

The Perfect Holiday

  • Writer/producer/arranger: "It's Christmas Let's Party"
2007

The Price and the Pauper: The Movie

Video
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "This Time It's Mine", "This Is Me"
2007

Naturally, Sadie

TV Series
  • In or Out of Africa (2007) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine", "This Time It's Mine"
2007

The Last Day of Summer

TV Movie
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
2007

Engaged & Underage

TV Series
  • Jewel & Cory (2007) - Writer/producer/arranger: "I Survive"
2007

Hidden Palms

TV Series
  • Stand By Your Woman (2007) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Former Over Exposed Blonde"
2007

Life with Derek

TV Series
  • It's Our Party (2007) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
2007

Drake & Josh

TV Series
  • Battle of Panthatar (2007) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Confession"
2007

Her Best Move

  • Writer/producer/arranger: "This Is Me"
2007

Zoey 101

TV Series - 5 episodes
  • Zoey's Ribs (2007) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Outside In"
  • Zoey's Tutor (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger/vocalist: "Don't Wanna Know"
  • Hot Dean (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Confession"
  • Lola Likes Chase (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger/vocalist: "Don't Wanna Know"
  • People Auction (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
2005 - 2007

Ghost Whisperer

TV Series - 2 episodes
  • Vanishing (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Make It Go Away"
  • Ghost Bride (2005) - Writer/producer/arranger: "The Missing Part"
2005 - 2006

Polly World: Her First Full-Length Movie

Video
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Welcome To My World"
2006

Parental Control

TV Series - 3 episodes
  • Episode #3.8 (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger: "With You I Can"
  • Episode #2.4 (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger/vocalist: "Where You Are"
  • Episode #4.13 (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Summer Sunshine"
2006

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

TV Series
  • Who Wants to Date a Rock Star (2006) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Why Not Now"
2006

Material Girls

  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Doin It"
2006

Barbie Diaries

Video
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "This Is Me"
2006

All In

  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Why Not Now"
2006

Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus 3D

Video
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Hope Has Wings"
2005

1-800-Missing

TV Series - Main title music for 3 seasons
  • Writer/producer/arranger: "Til I Find You"
2003 - 2005

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

TV Series
  • Bad Words (2004) - Writer/producer/arranger: "Minor Ascent"
2004

Karroll's Christmas

TV Movie
  • Producer/arranger: "Silent Night"
2004

Composer Credits

Concrete Kids

Director: Lije Sarki
2017

Beth (short)

Director: John Wellington Ennis
2015

Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes

Director: John Wellington Ennis
2014

Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story

Director: Zack Arnold
2013

Porno Music (short)

Director: John Wellington Ennis
2009

Y Yoga

Director: Arthur Klein
2008

Free For All!

Director: John Wellington Ennis
2008

To The Limit

Director: Pepe Danquart
2007

iZ and the Zizzles

Producer: DIC Entertainment
2007

Another Man's Treasure (short)

Director: Kyle Ruddick
2005

Billabong Odyssey

Director: Phillip Boston
2003

The Last Man on Planet Earth (additional music)

Director: Les Landau
1999

Recording Credits

Michael J. Ross

A Sudden Lapse of Judgement
  • Orchestral Arrangements, Violin
2017 Michael John Ross Music

The Dorian Electric

The Dorian Electric
  • Composer, Producer, Violin, Synth, Programming
2018 MOD Technologies

Brad Mehldau

Highway Rider
  • Violin
2010 Nonesuch Records

Celine Dion

Let's Talk About Love / A New Day Has Come
  • Guitar, Violin, Synthesizer, Soloist, Synth Programming
2009 Sony Music Entertainment

Avalon

Stand / The Creed
  • Composer
2009 EMI Christian Music Group

Britney Christian

Everything to Me
  • Composer, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming
2008 Britney Christian

Dorian Cheah

Ara
  • Composer, Producer, Violin, Synthesizer, Programming
2007 Metastation

Avalon

Stand
  • Composer
2006 EMI Christian Music Group

Brie Larson

Finally Out of P.E.
  • Composer
2005 Casablanca Music

Maria Isabel

Numero 2
  • Composer
2005

Chimene Badi

Dis-Moi Que Tu M'Aimes
  • Guitar
2004 Polydor

Jennifer Lopez

On the 6 / J. Lo
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Programming
2004 Sony Music Entertainment

Damian

Oneness
  • Violin, Programming
2004

En Vogue

Soul Flower
  • Composer, Producer, Violin, Guitar, Programming
2004 Funki Girl Records / 33rd Street Records

Nikki Cleary

Nikki Cleary
  • Guitar
2003 Zomba Recording

Brandy

Urban Renewal Featuring the Songs of Phil Collins
  • Keyboards, Programming, Engineering
2003 WEA Records / Warner Music Group

Celine Dion

A New Day Has Come
  • Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Violin, Synthesizer, Soloist, Synth Programming
2002 Sony Music Entertainment

Rachael Lampa

A Walk to Remember Soundtrack
  • Keyboards, Programming
2002 Sony Music Entertainment

Laura Pausini

From the Inside
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Programming
2002 Warner Music Italia

Brandy

Full Moon
  • Keyboards, Programming, Engineering
2002 Atlantic Recording Corporation

Marie Sisters

Marie Sisters
  • Keyboards, Programming, Engineering
2002 Universal Motown Records

Plus One

Obvious
  • Keyboards, Synth Programming, Drum Programming, Engineering
2002 Atlantic Recording Corporation

Jennifer Lopez

J. Lo
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Programming
2001 Sony Music Entertainment

Jennifer Paige

Positively Somewhere
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Programming
2001 Hollywood Records

Vitamin C

As Long As You're Loving Me (Single)
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Programming
2001 Elektra Entertainment

Blaque

As If (Single)
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Engineering
2000 Columbia Records

Blaque

Bring It On - Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Engineering
2000 Sony BMG Music Entertainment

The Dorian Electric

The Dorian Electric is Dorian's latest solo project. Here's some live performance footage of the material. Look for the album (produced by Dorian Cheah and Bill Laswell) to be released in early 2018. Loads of gratitude to the band (Pete Kuzma on keyboards, Will Birckhead on bass, Chaun D. Horton on drums), to John Ross for recording and mixing this live show, and to John Ross and Clay Tatum for making this event possible.

Vasoline


Let's Be Clear


Tomorrow's Song


Dazed and Confused


Empty Drawer


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