SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Other, Vocalist - Alto, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Jeff Shoji. Bass player, songwriter, singer. Musically a bastard and an upstart aspiring to greatness. Individually an organizer and a community-minded rabble-rouser. I am interested in building musical community through working on more projects of all types and genres. Though, my main preference is funk, hip hop, dance/groove oriented music. I live in Richmond and would be super into forming a Richmond-based band that focuses on local talent and tastes.

I play bass in the hip hop rock band Mad Fiction. We are bass, guitar, drums and vox. We are looking to add harmony vox and another instrument such as keys/synth, horns, etc.

Formerly, I played bass and co-wrote for Machine Zero.

Screen name:
Anarcoiris
Member since:
Oct 12 2005
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Goapele, Si Sé, Neutral Milk Hotel, Dead Prez, I Monster, Bonobo, Jurassic 5, Outkast, Tricky, Black Star, Primus, RATM, Rasputina, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Counting Crows, Ozomatli, Queen, Pink Floyd, My Brightest Diamond, Portishead, Queensryche, Rasputina, Live, the Jayhawks, Linkin Park (guilty pleasure), APC, NIN, STP, Alice in Chains, Willie Nelson, Outkast, George Clinton and Parliament, Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, Modest Mouse, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Latin Jazz, 70's Jazz Rock Fusion, James Brown, Salsa/Merengue/Son/Cumbia/Banda/Bomba/Plena, Japanese Music (especially Taiko and Shamisen), Middle Eastern music, 2Pac, Ani Difranco, Mr. Bungle and Faith No More, the Indigo Girls, Sean Hayes, Bright Eyes, Bjork, Celso Piña

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Beginner
Electronic Music:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Bass amp and 1x15 cab
Multiple mics for studio and live
TC Helicon VoiceLive Play vocal processor
Rehearsal Studio, PA/mixer, drum kit, etc.
Laptop, garageband, midi keyboard

MUSIC