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Manooghi Hi Live 2010

Below is a select list of past bands, songwriters and productions I have been involved in over the years.

Bands/ Songwriters:

Gold Minor (2014-2017) San Francisco based rock band, currently playing in the Bay Area.

First Church of the Sacred Silversexual (David Bowie Tribute) (2015-2017) A spectacular lineup of talent, imagination and honorable deference to one of pop music’s most loved and valued fallen artists

Kat Robichaud and her Darling Misfits (2015-2016) Kat was a finalist on ‘The Voice’ in the 2013 season, her new album just released

The Bad Jones (2015-2016) Marin Co. rockers through and through, best in the business.

Manooghi Hi (2007-2012) East-meets-West fusion of NW rock and the music of Northern India, with Indian pop star Mehnaz

Ian Moore (2006-08) Famously fantastic songwriter/singer/guitar slinger originally from Austin TX, relocated to the Pacific NW

We Are Golden (2007-09)

the Radio Nationals (2008-09)

the Rolling Blackouts (2006-09) Honky-tonk at it’s finest! where original country and early rock-n-roll were the same
SissyFist (2005) The Hedwig Seattle crew gone rogue

Ruston Mire (2002-03)

Voyager One (1999-2001)

Gerald Collier (1997-98) Sublime heart-wrenching songwriter living in the NW, one of my faves

Joe Kline and the Strike 3 (1997)

Sister Psychic (1994-96)

the Squirrels (1991-2009 various) unbelievably entertaining retro (mostly) cover band spanning multiple decades



“Hair the Musical” (2016) Great Star Theater San Francisco, Music Director

“Lovesick – the Cat Allergy Musical” (2016) Shelton Theater,, San Francisco

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (2012-13) Boxcar Theater, San Francisco 120+ consecutive performances over 7 months

“Zombie Vixens From Hell” (2012) San Francisco

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” (2010) Bainbridge Island Performing Arts, Seattle

“How to Survive the Apocalypse: a Burning Opera” (2009) Teatro Zinzanis San Francisco, 10 consecutive sold out performances

“Buttrock Suites…Live” (2007-2008) Interpretive modern dance to classic heavy metal, sold out entirely- producer, booker, promoter, performer

“What You Sing Might Save You” (2006) Team-written original play– writing, sound effects and music

“Nelson Sings Nilsson” (2006) Pop orchestra lead by Sean Nelson of Harvey Danger fame

“Joe Bean” (2005) Mark Nichols of PuppetFace fame- performer, and all sound effects

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (2004) Seattle, 50 consecutive sold-out performances

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1991) Interpretive musical carrying the blessing of RoaldĀ  Dahl, 5 month extended run in Seattle
“Washington Idaho Symphony” (1987-1990) percussionist


I have always enjoyed performing in a variety of bands and theater, in a wide array of styles and circumstances. This is something I highly recommend to my students: stretch your imagination and abilities as a performer as much as possible. It will greatly improve your musicality and future performing options.

I have performed as a drummer and percussionist since grade school where I began as a snare drummer in the neighboring school’s symphonic band. I studied in private lessons throughout high school while performing in concert, marching, jazz and rock bands. I was a performing arts scholarship recipient and continued my studies as a percussion performance major at Washington State University. While at WSU, I played in a host of musical ensembles including the WSU Percussion Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Big Band, and dozens of chamber music ensembles. I simultaneously acquired a seat (and spent several years) as a classical percussionist in the Washington Idaho Symphony.

Once I relocated to Seattle, I began performing for local theater and rock bands. My first contract, “Willy Wonka” ran nearly 150 shows. I recorded and spent time on the road touring with Sister Psychic, Voyager One, Gerald Collier and the Squirrels. I recorded and toured various parts of the US with Manooghi Hi and Ian Moore, playing Austin’s SXSW festival several times, the Sundance Film Festival, various television & radio broadcasts, indoor/outdoor venues, clubs, events and festivals.

I currently play in various theater productions, live bands and recording sessions. I also teach drums, percussion, stage and studio instruction and work in production as a stage hand and sound/lighting technician.

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