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.
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
This ambient guitar texture is great as a bed of sound for your productions. It was done using echoed guitar layers and volume swells. It is in the vein of David Torn, Robert Fripp, and Adrian Belew. This track was produced with a Tyler Studio Elite, Blankenship Deluxe clone, and a Yamaha SPX 90. Guitar,
This alternative metal track starts off slow and gradually builds into a crescendo. It is in the reminiscent of the Deftones. It has a dark, melancholy feel that slowly feeds into a storm of big guitars, drums and orchestra. One can feel the descent into dispair and misery as the song builds. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
This retro funk guitar groove brings back those days of yester-year. Remember Chic, Earth Wind & Fire, Wild Cherry, Brothers Johnson, Parliament. Played through a Fender strat and a tweed Peavey Classic 50. Guitar,
Island style reggae brah! Big beat with ukulele and big bass. Hang out, dance, drink and enjoy life. This catchy groove makes you dream about those wild nights in Hawaii. Instrumental, Hawaiian, Hawaii
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