Music Production

Meet the team


East Side Punks is a Grammy winning music production/songwriting team in New York City. We specialize in music for artists, advertising, television, film and virtual reality. 




Fran Cathcart is the owner of Eastside Sound, a premier professional recording studio on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Fran is a two-time Grammy-winning producer, guitarist, and engineer, with over 20 years of experience across multiple genres, including classical, hip hop, jazz, rock, folk, and R&B. He has worked with artists such as: Mariah Carrey, Sting, Joss Stone, Beyonce, Les Paul, Esperanza Spalding, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hanckock, Santana, to name a few. He has a BS in Music from New York University, and began exploring the art of audio engineering with his own compositions. His deep love of music continues to fuel his creative explorations. 




Roman Rojas is a Latin Grammy and AICP award nominee music producer/songwriter born in Caracas, Venezuela.

Roman has worked for some of the top music production companies in the US composing and performing music for brands such as; Telemundo 2018 World Cup, Chevy, Chips Ahoy, Wallmart, Subway, World Vision, Conde Nast Traveller, Cavit Wines, Time Warner Cable, Macy’s, Paramount Pictures ,Vonage, Buddah Bar Paris, Master Card, among others.  

He has also worked with Eugenio Derbez star of the  films "Instructions Not Included" and "How To Be A Latin Lover" and ”Dora And The Lost City Of Gold”. Roman also collaborates on a regular basis and shared the stage with 2017 Latin Grammy award winner Mireya Ramos and Sony Latin America producer/artist ex FC Barcelona footballer Pinto Wahin.

Roman is currently producing the first single for Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga. The single will be released early in 2020.



Travis Nilan is an award-winning songwriter whose voice and music can be heard in a variety of national commercials and feature films. A  recipient of the Abe Olman Scholarship from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, his recent placements include the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler movie "Sisters", as well as brands including Skittles, Charmin, Norton, and Zespri. In 2017 Travis sung a duet with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith for the Skittles Super Bowl commercial.