Duncan Pain is a 40-year veteran of the Music Industry as a Multi-Platinum Pop Producer and Songwriter in Los Angeles, California. Labeled by many in the business as a musical genius and his talents were in high demand during his long run in the music business. Duncan's repertoire crosses all musical genres in numerous languages. Later in life, he became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and utilized this skill with artists he developed, such as Darren Geffre. Duncan Pain was trained by Vince Girando, a legendary trainer of four Mister Olympias and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Duncan later moved to Nashville and continued working with artists, writing and producing music.
Duncan currently resides in Los Angeles. For inquiries regarding Duncan's catalog or AFG Music please use the contact form on this website or, contact BMG, BMI, or ASCAP.
New in 2021
Smithsonian Folkway Recordings
120,000 Stories by Nobuko Miyamoto
To All Relations is a song that will be on Nobuko's new album to be released on January 29, 2021.
"To All Relations was produced by Derek Nakamoto in 1997 on the Bindu Records label. Its title song and theme for the album, “To All Relations” was inspired by Nobuko’s presence at the Many Winters Gathering in San Pedro, California in 1992, a protest against the 500 year anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival. At this gathering, elders spoke the words “mitakuye oyasin,” (all relations) spreading its meaning to all those gathered. Soon after a song came to her. It was blessed in a ceremony by Lakota elder, Wallace Black Elk, whose spiritual son chanted a prayer in the recording. This profound teaching became woven into Nobuko’s music and work into the future."
That spiritual son was Duncan Pain. The ceremony took place on Duncan's land in the Angeles National Forest. Duncan also worked with Derek Nakamoto who was also a part of the Lakota Ceremony.
Duncan Pain- Atco Records
Produced by Marlin Greene
Recorded at the famous Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama
* Donna Thatcher of Southern Comfort background vocals
* Duane Allman plays guitar on Middle of The Road
* Including Joe Arnold, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, Eddie Hinton, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, and Ed Logan.
C'EST LA VIE “C’EST LA VIE” Robbie Nevil/EMI Records
Top Ten in every reporting territory in the world (publisher/writer)
Uncivilized - Blackfeet Singer-Songwriter, Darren Geffre- Melodic Mainstream Pop/Rock
The award-winning debut CD from singer/songwriter Darren Geffre
Produced by Pete Amato and Duncan Pain. "Uncivilized" nominated for 2 Grammy's.
Listen to the original version here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9fsqr7Ea24
“ONE OR THE OTHER” Paula Abdul/Virgin Records- Platinum 12” comp (producer/writer) Septuple Platinum CD/cassette, Twelve million copies, worldwide (writer/publisher)
“YOU MAKE ME NERVOUS” Sheena Easton/EMI Records, Platinum (writer/publisher)
“FIRST TIME IN LOVE” The Jets/MCA Records (writer/publisher)
“CHANGING LIGHT OF LOVE” Mixed Emotion/Metronome, Platinum (producer/writer/publisher)
“YO YOGI YO” Theme song Yogi Bear Show, The Turner Network (producer/writer)
“NOT JUST NEWS” Theme song FOX TV, Neilson rated #1 in most territories (producer/writer)
“I’M A WHEEL WATCHER” Theme song Wheel of Fortune TV, (producer/writer)
Hechetuctelo - Lakota Singer and Hoop Dancer, Jackie Bird- (producer, writer) Hechetuctelo
Dance to the Sun Duncan Pain - Producer, Writer, Performed Chorus in Lakota.
“OYATE” Donell Standing Rattle - (producer, writer)/Oyate
Aqua Boogie, #5 Billboard Dance chart – 12”, (producer, writer)
Two-Legged - Lakota Singer, Donnell Standing Rattle- (Producer, Writer, Performed Chorus in Lakota ) Two-Legged