Winner of the 2017 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Alternative Artist
Love Ghost is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles. While young in age (two of them are seniors in high school), these musicians have a genuine and developed grunge rock sound. Their sound has been compared to Alice in Chains and Smashing Pumpkins, amongst other throwback rock greats. Their music is influenced by the teenagers’ personal experience of addiction, mental illness, heartache, love and coming of age. The band recently returned from their two-week successful tour of Ireland, where they played Whelan's (Dublin), Roisin Dubh (Galway), Crane Lane (Cork) the Spirit Store (Dundalk), Cleere’s (Kilkenny) and Penny Lane (Drogheda). They are preparing to tour Japan in March, where they will be playing ten shows in Tokyo and Osaka. The band is working on a new EP which will be out in early May. Love Ghost consists of Finnegan Bell (Guitar and vocals), Mya Greene (viola), Ryan Stevens (bass and backing vocals) and Samson Young (Drums and backing vocals). The band has won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Alternative Band, and their videos have won multiple awards including Best Music Video at New York Film Awards, London Independent Film Awards, Paris Music Video Underground, and others (full list on the videos page) They were awarded the prestigious Jean Luc Godard Award from Cult Critic Film Magazine in 2018.
Love Ghost has played in Tar Fest, The Our Life Festival, Make Music Pasadena and Echo Park Rising. They have been the opening act for Irish singer-songwriter Mundy, Smash Mouth, Fuel, The Young Dubliners, Buckcherry, Berlin, Ozomatli and The Tubes. Their performance of "Forgive Me" on Balcony TV is currently the number 1 voted video of all-time. They were named in Music Connection’s Hot 100 Unsigned Bands.
Guitar & Lead Vocals
Always interested in songwriting, at the age of 13 Finnegan began playing solo shows at clubs in Los Angeles. About 4 months after his first gig (at Room 5 in LA) Finnegan met Mya Greene and Love Ghost was born. Finnegan also has a strong interest in filmmaking and has written scripts for the band’s music videos for “Forgive Me”, “Parasitical Identity”, “9mm” and “Girl Pusher”. He recently won several awards for the “Parasitical Identity” music video – Best Screenplay at the Pinnacle Film Awards and Mindfield Film Festival, Best Music Video at the Pinnacle Film Awards, Royal Wolf Film Awards, and Mindfield Film Festival, and Best Director (along with animator Dave Long) at the Pinnacle Film Awards, Royal Wolf Film Awards, and Mindfield Film Festival.
Mya has played Viola since the age of 11. She was a member of the National Youth Orchestra and has played at Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Albert Hall in London, and toured the world playing music in Russia, China, and Austria to name just a few. She is an original member of Love Ghost along with Finnegan Bell. She currently attends USC on a music merit scholarship.
Bass & Backing Vocals
Ryan started playing bass at 11. He sang in choir in elementary school and listened to a lot of hard rock music growing up which influenced him artistically and as a person. He has his first original song “In My Head Again” on Love Ghost’s upcoming album Lobotomy.
Samson Young started drumming at age 8. His father is a well-known jazz guitarist and his mother is a vocalist who has worked with many great musicians including Stevie Wonder. His musical influences range from jazz, funk, Latin and hard rock.