Yoria is a nomadic musician who has lived in Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Brooklyn, California, Colorado and is currently based in Houston Texas. He has toured extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally, including South America and Europe. Live he combines guitar, vocals, harmonica, beats and keys using loops to create the sound of a one-man band. His style, good grace and calm demeanor can often get lost in his manic attention to detail when it comes to constructing his catchy but lyrically unique and extremely efficient songs. Yoria has been nominated numerous times in the Houston Press Music Awards and founded 12 Records, Inc. with his good friend and former Houston Rocket, Matt Maloney. His songs have been featured in the major motion pictures, National Lampoon's Adam & Eve and Breaking Dawn and also the network hit television shows The O.C.and Felicity as well as MTV's Laguna Beach. More recently, the video for his single, Ruff Life went viral and is currently approaching one million views.