Gene Ehrbar has had a bordering-on-unhealthy obsession with Bowie's Ziggy Stardust character for as long as he can remember. A singer and guitarist with an eclectic background, Gene got his start playing ambient incidental music for theater productions in high school, and has been hooked on the intersection of sound and vision ever since. He has performed with various Portland-based bands, including Corner Office Suicide, Magnificent Funktopus, and Portland favorites Earl & The Reggae Allstars.
Nate Silverman (Guitar)
Nate Silverman has played and recorded with several San Francisco bands including Foreverland (14 piece Michael Jackson tribute), Steely Wonder (Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder cover band) and original rock band Crackerjack Highway. He's also recorded and collaborated on albums with acclaimed bay area musicians Alan Hertz (Garaj Mahal), Eric Levy (Night Ranger) & Eric McFadden (Eric McFadden Trio). Nate's style ranges from fiery classic rock style chops to tasty jazz flavored melodic passages.
Salvatore Folisi (Drums & Percussion)
Salvatore was born into a home inundated with the vintage rock music of the late sixties, where he began playing drums as a child and has continued to this day. His love of music and drumming has led him to explore many genres, including rock, pop, jazz, funk, fusion, blues, samba, Latin and various world musics. In his early twenties, he began playing West African drums, and has studied with Mamady Keita and Lamine “Dibo” Camara. In this capacity, he played djembe and dununs with the world beat bands Damaru, Anima Mundi, and Drum Cafe throughout Southern California. However, creating his own original music has preoccupied the thrust of his musical endeavors. In late 2002, he founded Zindu, who released their first studio recording, Shapeshifter, in 2006, and has toured the Western US and Lima, Peru. He currently also plays with indie bands Kalida, who just recorded their debut album Home in the Halftone—and Imaginary Creatures, and does freelance performance and recording work in Portland, OR. For more info, see his website: www.salvatorerocks.com.
Kenichi Nakamura (Bass)
Kenichi has been playing and writing music since he could hit keys with tiny fists. He mostly played guitars for stage productions of JC Superstar/Tommy, university jazz bands, and various other groups in LA before moving to Portland in 1998; then moved on to bass, drums, and keys for Portland acts such as the defunct synth-driven trio Chazmadar and the current classic metal outfit Rhinofalcon.
Isaac Szymanczyk (Keyboards)
Isaac Szymanczyk was named by his parents after both Isaac Stern and Isaac Hayes, and subsequently grew up to be a split-personality classical violinist and soul keyboard player. He’s spent his life learning and playing as many genres of dance music as possible, from jump swing to dancehall reggae to disco and funk, touring and performing with such Northwest acts as Boogie Patrol Express (1990-1994), Unshakable Race (1994-1996), Phat Sidy Smokehouse (1997), The John Shipe Band (1998), Satin Love Orchestra (2004-2006), The Portland Led Zeppelin Tribute Orchestra Land of Ice & Snow (2010), and the 12th Avenue Hot Club (2002-present) among others.