I play the bass (electric & upright), guitar, hammered dulcimer, avant-garde cajón, and drums. I also write and record music.
Here are some of the projects I have been involved with:
[ 2021 - present ] I play in a sort of indie band with lots of folks and blues influences. Lisa, Claire, and I are Totally Fine.
[ 2013 - 2018 ] When I lived in Pittsburgh, I played bass (and a number of other instruments) in a post-rock/math-rock band called Dispersion Theory. We secretly released an album that I recorded, and we accidentally sold one copy of the album even though it was intended to be free. Ride The Bears
[ 2015 - 2016 ] My former housemate Molly and I had a duo in which we covered songs by Joanna Newsom. We called ourselves Joanna Twosome and asserted that we were Pittsburgh's premiere Joanna Newsom cover band. Neither of us lives in Pittsburgh anymore. Nomenclature became more complex, though, when the awesome Mary-Kate joined as our third member. Molly and I played encores as a series of other cover bands, most notably an Angel Olsen cover duo called the Angel Olsen Twins. I made a website with recordings of one Joanna Twosome show, and we're currently (very slowly) mixing some more formal recordings. Peach, Plum, Pear The Book of Right-On Three Little Babes
[ 2011 ] While I lived in Debrecen, Hungary, three good Hungarian friends and I co-founded Rosszhal ("Badfish" in Hungarian). To my knowledge, we are the only band ever to mix acoustic ska-punk Sublime covers mixed with Hungarian folk music. We even made the front page of the Napló newspaper. You can download (for free) our LP called "Diffúz bizonytalanságérzet."
Kis Kece Lányom + Badfish Santeria Slow Ride (+ Hull a Szilva a Fáról)
[ 2010 - Present ] My New Jersey friends and I liked to have jazz jams. I liked to record those jams. I'm currently sitting on recordings with people like Caitlin Nicholas (trumpet), Melissa Keeling (flute), Steve Plesnarski (drums), Peter Godart (keys), and others. One day, I might mix and release them as the "Live From Kossuth Street" EP. Below is a rough mix of Steve, Peter, and me.
[ 2011 ] I was in a Hungarian hard-rock cover band called The Rattlesnake that played shows in Hungary and Romania.
[ 2009--2010 ] I played rhythm guitar and sometimes bass for Eighty East, a NJ-based Pakistani rock band. We sounded like this.
[ 2007--2009 ] Growing up in Edison, I ended up being part of the desi music scene. I played bass for a video session with Nivla, one of three finalists in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. In Fall '09, I sat in on bass for a show with Ali Zafar, the "Prince of Pop" (of Pakistan).
[ 2003--2004 ] I realized it would be awesome to have my own big band. I wrote a bunch of arrangements in Sibelius, we practiced twice, and then we played two concerts under more than two different names.
Inspector Gadget / Chameleon
[ 2003--2004 ] I played bass for one year with the Harvard Sunday Jazz Band, which included a concert in which Jim Hall sat in with the band.
[ 1999--2003 ] Throughout high school, I played in the jazz bands and percussion ensemble of Andy DeNicola's (Dean's) band program at J.P. Stevens High School.