Scots born Californian, Storm L. Gardner is a Grammy Nominated composer, music / film producer, poet and creative director, but undoubtedly it is his work as a singer for which he is most known.
Gardner's talent, versatility and staggering body of work make him a true creative force.
In 2009 Storm was hand picked by executive music Producer Adam Anders and Vocal arranger Tim Davis to be in the core group of singers to realize the musical vision or " Sound" of Glee. Every genre in every decade was covered in Glee's Six Season run making it a record breaking cultural phenomenon and untouchable iTunes chart topper. Storm sang on a staggering 630+ songs in over five years. For an article written by Storm on Glee's last recording session click HERE
Other work includes featured background vocals on Movie musical "Rock of Ages" starring Tom Cruise, four seasons as house singer for NBC and CMT show "The Singing Bee" and in 2010 along with boy band One Direction, Gardner was a finalist on XFactor UK performing to millions of viewers each week, making him a household name in the UK and Ireland.
In his legendary career as a session singer, Storm has been hired to sing for hundreds of talented songwriters and a few multi award winning producers and artists including David Foster, Diane Warren, Glen Ballard, Andreas Carlson, Allan Rich, Marc Shaimen, Harvey Weinstein, Stephen Bray, Ricky Martin, Ozzy Osbourne, Carrie Underwood, Lara Fabian to name more than a few..For a full resume click HERE
In 2002 Storm was discovered by Music Icon Desmond Child singing at the Miami home of Lisette and Willy Chirino and he signed a publishing deal with Deston Songs. With Desmond as his mentor, Gardner was brought into the Music business and learned fast. Honing his craft as a songwriter, singer, writer and producer. In 2004 Gardner received his first Latin Grammy Award Nomination in the category " Best Rock Song" and his songs continue to get cuts with many national and international artists.
After Deston songs folded Desmond introduced Storm to Diane Warren and in her he found his next mentor. Enjoying many years of friendship and music singing countless demo recordings and performing his famous "Storm Sings Warren" nights at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Like Diane, Storm retains 100% ownership over his publishing and under STORMSONGS has a considerable catalogue of original material.
As a television composer, Storm scored cues for WE network's "Bridezilla's" "Single in Atlanta" and wrote and performed the theme to Bravo's "Step it up and Dance" Executive produced by Andy Cohen.
As a young Poet, Storm studied in the coffee shop's of New York City's Greenwich Village absorbing the wit and wisdom of downtown legends and was a fixture in the wild club, fashion and music scene of the 1990's. Performing regularly with his Electro rock band SOUNDVISION at Squeezebox, Jackie 60 and the Pyramid club Storm later compiled his adventures in two collections of Prose Poetry "I Eat Neon" & " In Case Of Emergency" both self published.
Gardner owns the masters to his three solo albums " Storm Swings Hollywood " "Soulfillapopkilla" & " God Save The Queens " all available for licensing.
A passionate advocate Music and the Arts Storm is in the process of establishing his I AM A TIGER FOUNDATION to empower inspire and encourage at risk youth through creative scholarships and mentoring and also created the GSTQs Art Project launching in May 2016.
Storm was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and lives in Los Angeles, CA.