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. Vocals, Bass, Synth, and Composition.

************** NOTE: Due to the pandemic, I am mostly available for online collaborations/performance. ALSO: I am moving to Asheville, NC in the Spring of 2022 (currently, i live in Richmond, CA). ************************

I am interested in a long term collab with another singer/songwriter/producer in the Bay or western NC.

I am about putting on an amazing show and engaging the audience like each show matters. I am interested in building musical community through working on more projects of all types and genres. Currently, I am mostly looking to sing/play bass/and or synth with creative, collaborative people who are generally awesome, vulnerable, artists who love to co-create. Also, open to jamming and just meeting other musicians.

Though I love hard rock and metal, I am not really interested in playing those genres right now (or at least not a band that ONLY plays that kind of music).

Formerly, I played bass and co-wrote in the hip hop rock band Mad Fiction and the progressive rock band Machine Zero.

Screen name:
The IdioSapien
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

Ana Tijoux, Childish Gambino, Puscifer, 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:
Intermediate
Electronic Music:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Bass amp and 1x15 cab, all.the.effects.
Multiple mics for studio and live
TC Helicon VoiceLive Play vocal processor
Laptop, Logic, midi keyboard
Korg Minilogue XD

MUSIC