The E'ville experience
Formed in Emeryville (E'ville), CA
Only a little nerdy
Elliott is an Oakland native with a musical background as diverse as the city itself. With a self taught style that ranges from sparse to frenetic, this area bass player and vocalist dips into funk, metal, reggae, jazz, blues, rock and r&b, with a freestyle psychedelic jam in the back pocket at all times. Besides music, this full time scientist and husband is passionate about politics, culture, travel, and IPA. Feel free to debate, but never de-bass!
Nick wanted to learn how to play bass, so he decided it would be easiest to learn guitar first, then transition. His grandpa, Lee Banuelos bought him his first guitar. He abandoned learning bass, as the guitar proved his true passion. Practicing non-stop, Nick is very grateful to his parents for their support, especially when we was a shitty teenager. He also greatly appreciates the good people at Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center.
When not playing guitar, Nick can be found working at Amoeba Music in Berkeley, but he is usually playing guitar. His solo work as Sin Diablo is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp. He loves to collaborate, and if you want to message him, click below for his Instagram page!
Based out of the East Bay, Chris began playing the drums back in Middle School, the reason, there was a need at his church for a drummer and he decided to fill that roll. Since then it's become a passion of his, he's played on countless projects from gospel/funk, ska, rock, punk to more classical projects such as jazz, concert band, to solo percussion projects. Back in 2007 he obtained his bachelor degree in music with a percussion emphasis at University of California, Davis.
His influences are percussion teachers: Stephen Taylor, Thomas Lang, Larry Finn and Sandy Feldstein to rock drummers such as John Bonham, Chad Smith and Dennis Chambers to jazz/ classical drummer's like Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, and Steve Reich. In addition to playing for The E'ville Experience, Chris plays in 2 other bands: Electric Vibe, an indie rock band, and Natural Mystics, an R&B/funk band both based out of the East Bay. On the side Chris runs a small restaurant with his family and practices various types of martials in his free time. Click below for his Instagram page!