Michael R McMahon started Daddy Daughter Praise studio in 2008, as a father who desired to arrange and record music for his daughter, Moriah Gen, to sing and dance. This evolved – through encouragement from friends and some notoriety – into producing performance tracks for other artists, instrumentals for multi-media projects, and ambient, interpretive Worship music. D-D-Praz is all about fusing genres to create a trans-genre of Classical Electronica – a “new sound” for today’s employment of music – the band that’s “not in a box.” Their music without a genre has Classical, Jazz, Techno, R&B, and World influences.
Michael was born April 23, 1968, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Before schooling his family moved from their home state to Louisiana, developing a passion for music at school age. He began private instruction in Classical piano at age 11, continuing through high school. He was awarded a dual music/science scholarship to attend a State-funded high school – the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Here, Michael performed with the local college marching band and orchestra. Also at Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Michael was awarded scholarship to complete his final high school year as a freshman in college. From this education, he learned to play various melodic percussion instruments and taught himself guitars. Between semesters in college, he intermittently traveled abroad as a Merchant Mariner. During the late ’80′s and ’90′s, he performed with various bands and musicians – genres varying from experimental Hard Rock, Jam bands, Soul/R&B, Pop, and Latino. Briefly after college, Michael applied his musical and recording skills to Sound Production for various graduate-level and professional performing arts programs. After the '90's, to near present, Michael took sabbatical from musical pursuits (he calls "marriage and career" — until Moriah was born. Upon the conception of D-D-Praz studio, Michael resumed researching musical production and composing. He also plays keys and engineers sound for various local bands and events.
Moriah Gen McMahon was born October 27, 2000, in the town they currently reside – Montrose, Colorado. She has studied piano and participated in children’s theater. Like her dad, she began singing in churches at the age of 6, and continues to casually study piano and guitar. She applies an intuitive passion in arrangement and sound design on all D-D-Praz productions.