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A.J. Vaughan is a musician, variety performer, actor, and sound engineer based in St. Petersburg, FL. He studied viola and voice performance at the University of South Florida before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Music from Florida State University (studying under Grammy award-winning sound engineer Chandler Bridges).

A.J. performs solo on viola, electric violin, and voice; he also frequently works with several local bands including Bay Kings Band and The Florida Bjorkestra.

A.J. performs partner acrobatics, vaudeville entertainment, clowning/miming, stiltwalking, singing telegrams, and more. Many of these acts are produced by The Curiositorium, LLC, which he runs with his girlfriend and business partner Nicole Hays.


As an actor, A.J. has appeared in local commercials, local and national films, and live shows at venues ranging from local theaters to large theme park stages. He also has worked as a photography and bodypaint model.

As a sound engineer, A.J. works in both live (FOH, monitors) and studio (tracking, mixing, mastering) settings. His clientele ranges from local bands to concert venues to theatre companies and even to movie producers. A.J. provides full production for events, including sound equipment, lighting, and staging.


A.J. also arranges and composes music, with past commissions from theatre companies, string ensembles, and a cappella groups.

For more information, please navigate to the SERVICES page.

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