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.

**** In order to my protect some vulnerable people in my life and family, I am only able to rehearse with people who take Covid precautions fairly seriously (vaccination, masks, etc.) ****

I am mainly interested in two things:
- a long term collab with another singer/songwriter/producer.
- performing and recording with awesome musicians doing creative, enjoyable music that connects us all (preferably with co-vocalist(s) or backup vox)

Ideal matches:
- people who can both write their own parts and also take direction
- people who have something to teach me and something to learn from me
- creative, musically expansive, open-minded, and listener focused
- people who are not going to engage in any of the -isms but rather are collaborative people who are generally laid back, awesome, vulnerable artists


About me:
- mostly looking to sing/play bass and/or synth.
- interested in building musical community through working on more projects of all types and genres.
- open to jamming and just meeting other musicians.
- I am about putting on an amazing show and engaging the audience like each show matters.
- 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). I am also not into playing exclusively or mostly covers.

Previous Work:
Formerly, I played bass and co-wrote in the hip hop rock band Mad Fiction, the progressive rock band Machine Zero, and the lesbian folk-rock band The Anna Byars Band.

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 folk music (especially Taiko and Shamisen, koto, etc.), traditional 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

Darkglass Bass amp and 1x15 cab
All.The.Effects.Pedals.
Multiple mics for studio and live
TC Helicon VoiceLive Play vocal processor
Logic, midi keyboard, midi fretboard thing (Instrument 1)
Korg Minilogue XD and other synth(s)

MUSIC