Billy grew up in Orange County and is a Grammy Nominated Composer/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist, who has worked with Herbie Hancock, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Wayne Shorter, Natasha Bedingfield, Steven Tyler, Kelly Clarkson, Macy Gray, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Awolnation, Ronnie Spector, The Calling, Pat Benatar, Liz Phair, and Tony Hawk to name a few. Billy earned his BA from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA.
Billy has played on songs that have sold more than 20 million copies world wide and has composed music for many global brands including Sherwin Williams, Finlandia, Sworavski, Tom Ford, Coke-a-Cola. Billy’s performance credits include, The Conan O’Brien Show, Late Night With Jay Leno (3x’s), Top of the Pops UK and Germany (5x’s), Graham Norton Show, CD UK, and world tours with The Calling and Macy Gray. Mohler was Tony Hawk’s Music Director for his North American Boom Boom Huck Jam Tour. Billy is currently the CEO of Make Records, an independent record label that focuses on artist development.
Billy’s extensive music experience and passion has led him to create Cal Heights Music with his wife Becca. Sharing his love of music with his community is something that has been a dream of his for many years and he is excited to see Cal Heights Music come to reality. Billy lives in Cal Heights Long Beach with Becca, their 3 kids, 1 dog, and 1 cat.
Becca grew up in Boston, MA and started piano lessons at age 5. By 12 years old, her love of music (especially that of 60’s folk and alternative rock) led her to the guitar. She studied classical guitar throughout high school, participated in her school choral group, and performed in numerous musical theater productions.
Graduating from The George Washington University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, Becca stayed in DC after college to work at the legendary 9:30 Club. It was in DC that she got her first job in the music industry working for BMG. Becca quickly took on the creative rolls at the label and was promoted to head of Alternative Music Marketing for New England.
Becca made the move to Los Angeles to start her future with Billy and shortly thereafter they formed a band together called The Pop Kids with Becca on bass guitar. The Pop Kids evolved into War Tapes and she quickly found herself in a band that would soon be hand picked to open for the Smashing Pumpkins. The band was signed by Sarathan Records in Seattle and went on to tour across the US, Canada, and the UK. War Tapes played/toured with Tiger Army, VNV Nation, The Bravery, Shiny Toy Guns, Moving Units, Jonathan Richman, Elefant, Longwave, She Wants Revenge, The Unseen, The Growlers, and many others.
Becca still plays in War Tapes and is working on a musical side project with Billy called Strand. But most recently she has taken on her most important and well loved roll to date, that of being a mom. She lives in Cal Heights Long Beach with her husband Billy, their 3 kids, their dog Leroy and their cat Clover.