Hi I'm Jon Moses Schickman. I write songs, play guitar and to lesser extent Bass.

I’m looking at making connections with new musicians in two categories.

#1 My main project is Uromastyx & we are looking at finding a new drummer. The project is art for art sake & hasn’t historically been profitable. We are however all extremely committed to doing the best work we can. We typically meet every other week for several hours, play a gig every 1-2 months. Naturally given the current state of the world we aren’t playing out at all at the moment but are planning to gear up to record and play shows once it’s allowed again. We are also looking into possible in traditional shows, social distance shows, etc.

We rehearse in the Berkeley Hills & the line up consists of myself on guitars & vocals, Kevin on Bass, & Ryan on Electric Fiddle.

Uromastyx is a alternative rock band out the east bay area. We've been around since 2011 playing throughout the bay area at venues including: Starry Plough, Uptown Nightclub, The Connecticut Yankee.
Information on our project including audio and video can be found at http://www.uromastyxmusic.com

#2 I'd also like to find additional bands to lend my services to as guitarist or bassists as a sideman , co-writer, or background player.

Screen name:
Jon Moses Schickman
Member since:
Sep 21 2011
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
40 years


Impossible to list em all but some key influences would include: Tom Waits, Nirvana, Neil Young, Pixies, Black Sabath, Bob Dylan, Primus, Pfunk, King Crimson, Tom Petty, Captain Beefheat, Fishbone, Mike Watt, Morphine, Meat Puppets, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel.

Members Of Band

Jonathan Moses Schickman Guitars, Vocals, songwriter. Been playing for 8-9 years, playing gigs for the past 3 years, trained at Pyramind studios & fantasy studios, worked for RMC Guitars (Head Tech) 04-06, Sutdio Paradiso (Music Librarian / Project Engineer) 06-08, Live Nation (Stage Hand) 09-11, & Currently Employed at Music Lovers Audio.

Kevin Williams : Bass Kevin is also a talented solo artist & guitarist. Previous projects include ThreePines & many runs in musical theater gig work.

Ryan Butler: Electric Fiddle who’s played in many projects including Hobo Goblinsv


Jon's Guitar Rig: Parker Fly Classic Custom, Martin Dx1ae, Bogner 25 Anniversary shiva , EHX English Muffin Overdrive, EHX Wiggler Tremolo/Vibrato, RMC WAH.

Bass rig; MarkBass BigBang with 10” speaker cab

Misc Gear: Kustom 60 Watt PA, Universal Audio Apollo 8 interface, protools, Manley force preamp & a small but decent collection of mics, preamps & monitors.
We've got access to a practice space in the east bay.