Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Tenor.


Fourth Position formed in San Francisco in 2019 and have quickly become a sophisticated unit of passionate musicians building their sound. With summer festival appearances at High Sierra‘s Camp Happiness and For The Funk Of It, Fourth Position have introduced audiences to their unique blend of original California Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Jazz, and Rock. Look for their debut album next year!

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Members Of Band

Joseph Carter (The Humidors, Sans Pablo, 10 Minutes To Funk, Booker D & The Mellow Fellows, Ultra Cinco) studied Vocal Jazz in high school and college and has been performing in Maine, Nashville and The Bay for twenty years. He brings jazz influenced soulful vocals and to the bands growing repertoire. His showmanship and stage presence are electric and infectious! And his cowbell skills are on point.

Jordan Sookikian is lead guitarist and riff-master. His funk-influence is prominent in his playing, where different elements of Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Hazel, and John Frusciante come out through each phrase he plays.

Jon Levine keeps the groove on the bass. Although he still tells people that he “plays guitar”, Jon not-so-secretly loves holding down the low end. He previously played in Bay Area band Whippoorwil, and is now in Corduroy, a Pearl Jam tribute band.

Miles Lindheimer pecks and wails on the saxophone. Hailing from a background of jazz and funk, he uses his horn to add some grit while still keeping things fresh.

Veteran keyboardist Driftwood could pick out tunes on the piano with 1 finger starting at age 4. Now he uses all 10 fingers and occasionally both feet. He boasts of a long and varied musical career, having been kicked out of bands of so many genres -- blues, funk, soul, folk, classic and alt rock --- it's hard to keep track. His latest passion is playing acid jazz on the mighty Hammond B3.

Chris Gamper, drummer extraordinaire!
In complete protest of all things boring and boredom related, Chris Gamper can be seen playing big drums, small drums, loud drums and quiet drums at a number of fine San Francisco Bay Area establishments. “I’m especially proud to be a part of bands and play with musicians that are writing, recording and performing original material and unique arrangements of other composers. I can create my own musical vocabulary by developing a sound and style just for that band. My passion for drums and new gear then allows me to really bring to life the sound I am envisioning."


Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone, Bass, Drums, Percussion