A talented multi-instrumentalist, Michael Kobayashi of California plays both electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, bass, keyboards, turntables, saxophone, and he programs beats. He got his start playing guitar with Barbara Long, former lead singer from the Grammy-nominated band Hiroshima, and he's worked in such diverse genres as Big Band Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Thrash Metal, Hip Hop, Roots Rock, Funk, and RnB. Michael has scored numerous films, plays, exhibits, a TV projects, including "How War Ends," "The Summoning," and "Ronin Boys."
A few highlights of Michael Kobayashi's career include composing music for "Eyewitness Photojournalist Stan Honda," "Lumpia," and "Horror House on Highway 6." Films he has scored have been shown at numerous festivals, including, Newport, Manhattan, Boston International, NY International, Hollyshorts, Poppy Jasper, Chicago International, Horror Quest, LA Fear, and Fantasy, Riverside, Sacramento, New Filmmaker's, and many others. Michael has recorded and performed with Brenda Wong Aoki, Mark Izu, Sammi, XL Middleton, Alex Wong, Moniquea, Reality Jonez, The South Bay Allstars, and the Rick Hollander Trio. He has also produced albums for Marry Me Judas and southern California Thrash Metal legends Insecticide.
This is a driving, hard hitting, fist pumping jump on your cafe racer and ride kinda track. It will get you up on your feet dancing and jumping. It is reminiscent of Green Day, Bowling for Soup, Blink-182, and Jimmy Eat World. It is a great uptempo track for hard driving usage!! Instrumental, Rock, Pop Rock
This track hits you hard in the face. It is a hard driving detuned metal track with big 7 string guitars and 6 string bass. It has modern metal leanings with old school thrash punch. It is a great high energy track for commercials or film and televsion cues. Instrumental, Rock, Heavy Metal
Imagine driving down Pacific Coast Hwy with the top down and enjoying life. Layers of acoustic and electric guitars dominate this track. Driving bass and drums help propel this down the road! Instrumental, Rock, Roots Rock
Thick raging southern metal. Similar to HellYeah and Black Label Society. Heavy drop tuned Les Pauls with screaming EMG pickups into a high gain Mesa Boogie. This track is full of swagger. This is a great high energy track. Instrumental, Rock, Heavy Metal
Twin drop tuned harmony guitars, raging double kick drums. This high energy track is great for extreme sports, video games, and car commercials. In the vein of Megadeth, Devil Driver, Disturbed,, Instrumental, Rock, Heavy Metal
Big acoustic guitars, groovin drums, thick crunchy guitars. This track has a nice reminiscent feeling about it. It makes me think of home. This is a great track for commercials, television and film. Instrumental, Rock, Roots Rock
It's an Endless Summer! Go grab your board and hit the beach! This tracks has got driving bass and drums with retro sounding twangy guitars! It's great for water related videos: surf, wind surf, SUP, diving, jet ski, snorkeling; you name it. It is for the true water person! ! Instrumental, Rock, Surf Rock
Funky electro beat mixed with funky metal guitars, a talk box, and shredding guitar solo. Inspired by Jesse Johnson, Buckethead and Joe Satriani. This track is great for car commercials and beer commercials. Instrumental, Rock, Shred Guitar
Jump in your Camero, light a cigarette, pop open a beer and drive as fast as you can to this bluesy rockin tune. Loud guitars, big drums, pumpin bass fill this track. In the vein of Pat Travers, Montrose, Zeppelin. Great for car commercials, beer commercials. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
Gritty and edgy track with funky electro body rockin beat with crunchy guitars, slap bass, and wicked turntables. Great for extreme sports, MMA, car commercials. It'll make you wanna get up and slap somethin'! Instrumental, Action, Theme Power Play
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