Elektrapod is the brain child of guitarist Gabe Johnson aka Dr. Pocket (Jive Talkin’ Robots, Soulwork, El Dante). Formed with the vision of fusing Funk, Soul, Disco and Riff Rock w/ Groove and Jamband sensibilities, the band aimed from the start to create a band that would truly stand out in their home market of Bend, Oregon and would also be strong enough to hold their own with regional and national acts. There is no doubt that they have accomplished just that in a very short time, truly impressing every single audience they’ve performed in front of thus far.Tapping uber-talented young chanteuse Ze Rox (Jaccuzi) on vocals, Matt Smith (Biddewah Trunk) on drums, Tyler Mason (Tone Red, El Dante, FloorRide) on bass, Jarrod Donatelli (2nd Hand Soldiers, El Dante) on percussion as well as Evan Read-Mullins on keyboards, they have assembled a truly colorful collection of players, all of whom have tremendous chops and experience, as well as strong creative presence and drive. Elektrapod’s repertoire is being built from the original works of Gabe Johnson and Ze Rox and yet the band has also found group-writing very productive and rewarding, drawing on a lot of magic and synergy in a very short time.
After high profile appearances at many, many events, festivals and venues throughout the Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho, Elektrapod is quickly becoming known as one of the hottest live bands to have ever emerged from the Central Oregon area. Come see and hear what all the fuss is about!