Santa Fe-based songwriter and author David Berkeley writes songs capable of both breaking and mending the heart. The San Francisco Chronicle calls him a “musical poet,” and the New York Times praises his “lustrous, melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake.” He was a guest on This American Life, and he’s won many songwriting awards and honors including ASCAPs Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award. He’s released seven studio albums, one live album, a DVD, and authored two books. Berkeley is also one half of the wildly creative Trans-Atlantic costumed duo Son of Town Hall, and (surprising most perhaps to Berkeley himself) his music has been remixed by many of the world’s top EDM DJs. 

“If you're into literate soulful singer songwriters, David Berkeley is the Gabriel García Márquez of beautiful-voiced troubadours.” – KRUU

“Berkeley crafts his songs like watercolor paintings. Intimate and introspective, his gentle yet colorful melodies are graceful and resonate long after the last note fades.”  – Creative Loafing, Atlanta

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Jono Manson is a veteran performer and songwriter, producer and audio engineer, with a long track record that includes major motion picture soundtracks, music for network television shows, national advertising campaigns and major-label album releases on three continents. During a career spanning four decades he has also performed everywhere from the local dive to Madison Square Garden. His songs have been recorded by Grammy winners,  American Idol finalists, and numerous independent artists.  He is the founder and chief engineer at The Kitchen Sink recording studio, located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, and has four times been named “Producer of the Year” by the New Mexico Music Awards.

"A beloved and iconic member of the local music community.” 

Santa Fe Reporter 

“The gravelly-voiced Manson attacks the high art of low-rent songcraft with a paid assassin’s precision.”
No Depression Magazine

"Manson’s knack of delivering simple pop pleasures via a troubadour’s insight, is a rare treat in today’s crowded music environment."   Glide Magazine 

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"Shelter" by David Berkeley featured on TF1 "Une Chance de Trops"

"Soul Traveler" by Jono Manson featured in the family film "I Heart Shakey" (2013)

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"Almost Home" by Jono Manson featured in the Warner Brothers motion picture "The Postman" 

"Fire Sign" by David Berkeley composed for and featured in CBS - TV's "Without a Trace"

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The Mission is the music composition/production/recording/performance team of David Berkeley and Jono Manson featuring an extensive back catalog of pre-cleared music, writing on demand and fast turnaround. Based in Santa Fe, NM, and operating out of state of the art recording facility The Kitchen Sink, The Mission is a one stop for all your film/tv/advertisement music needs.