Kai loves all music and musicians and is in the studio for all tracking and mixing / production sessions. Except he will sometimes leave when we're tracking drums. Lightens it up when the sessions get dreary and inspires us to keep going. He has final say on quality of takes and mixes!
Vocals and Bass.
Mitesh & I started playing music together in our high school years and are rediscovering the joy after over 3 decades. We share our love for a lot of the same rock legends: The Beatles, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, The Who and The Rolling Stones to name a few. Mitesh is based in Pittsburgh where he guests with various bands when he's not recording with The Shut Ins.
Drums and bass
Parthiv started on the piano, switched to drums and has been focused on the bass for the past few years. He has been really working on his bass playing for the last year and it shows: if you listen closely you will find the bass drives many of the songs on this collection. Parthiv's main gig is with the OC based alt rock band Y Paulo.
Vocals and Piano
This project would have been very different in scope (and quality) without Bobby. I've known him a long time, primarily as a really good piano player and one of Parthiv's best friends. But. he went off to college, worked on his singing, and wow ... I was originally planning to have him sing just a couple of songs- but the more I heard him, the more songs I fed him. Bobby's main gig is also the alt rock band Y Paulo.
l've known Juanita and the power and emotion in her vocals since our days in The PIMCO Band. Most of her songs were recorded in just one or two takes as it was hard to be in a room with a mask on for longer, and she also has school age kids who were home during the lock down.
We've been together 27 + years, and what better way to get the sparks flying than to get together in a small dark room where I give her 'suggestions' on her technique. lt was a real fun project and would not have been the same without her harmonies and reverse 'suggestions' on almost eve1y song we did.
Guitars, Recording and Production. Also Studio Tech, scheduler, drinks getter and general factotum.
Putting this project together with this group of talented, yet low ego musicians was a blast. It would have been more fun and dynamic to record these songs "live", but making music in any way continues to be a magical experience for me.
Formally, Chris mastered the songs on this project. Informally, he was my Pro Tools guide and sound consultant on eve1y song. Some needed minor tweaks, but there were others where I would have been completely lost without his recording, mixing and EQ suggestions.