Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist John Luttrell records ambient new age music and also operates his own record label (OtterSong Records), studio (OtterSong Studios), and multimedia production company (BasisMedia). Born in 1957 in Anaco, Venezuela, the versatile, gifted musician has lived throughout the world during his lifespan, including such countries as Libya, Nigeria, Switzerland, England, and the United States, where he resided in California. Influenced greatly by the legendary progressive rock bands of the '70s like Yes and Genesis, Luttrell taught himself music. He began his professional music career playing guitar and keyboard in the mid-'70s prog rock band Chillum, and he played alongside Dave Veirs and Tony Betino during the '80s in another prog band, Helios. In 1989 he released his first solo album, Lost in My Dreams, which also inagurated his label, OtterSong Records. Throughout the '90s he performed in Southern California and composed music for numerous projects. He released Underwater Flying Lessons in 2000, an album of ambient new age compositions for piano, synthesizer, and guitar.