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.
Clean electric guitar swell with chorus, reverb, delay and compression. It has a nice keyboardy swell to it. Recorded with a Musicman Luke and Custom Audio Electronics OD 100 head. Guitar, Guitar effects
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 Music, Classic Rock
A heavy beat mixed with lush strings and echo drenched guitar. This dark, mysterious and moody track is great for film and television. It will work well with those big expansive scenic shots. Inspired by Hawaii's big wave rider Laird Hamilton. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Contemplative Music
A sweeping steel string acoustic guitar guitar with subtle string accompaniment make for a nice bed for commercials. There is plenty of room for a voiceover and the music does not get in the way of dialog. It is great for uplifting and motivational types of commercials. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Radio & Multimedia Production Elements
Inspired by Ry Cooder and the legendary Jaco Pastorius. This track has a haunting piano, eerie slide guitar along with a somber fretless bass. It is great for a scene where someone is contemplating something big and potentially dangerous. It is moody and atmospheric. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Sad Music
You know the character you are watching on screen isn't gonna be around in episode 2! This dark track mixes electronics, sound effects, and orchestra with traditional Asian instruments. Great for your horror and action projects. It has mounting tension with a big impact at the end. Dude, it's over! Instrumental, Chinese Music, Chinese Dramatic | Edgy
This bed of sound and music is great for television, film and video games. It has the feeling of impending doom. You know something bad is about to happen at any moment. The killer is watching, the monster is lurking, the evil is awaiting. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dangerous Music
Dark and gothic. Voices swirl along with a brooding chant amongst a bed of strings and noise. This is great for horror; in the vein of "The Omen", "Saw", "The Exorcist." Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dark Music
Dark sound design with spaghetti western guitars. Great for tension and impending doom. Creepy, frightening, tense, sweating bullets, hot desert, bad guys just beyond the gulch. Buzzards circling, water low, nearly out of bullets. Super TV, Film, Indie murder mystery, crime drama, stalker flick. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dark Music
This is for all you fans of the the movie "Sling Blade". It's Carl answering the telephone. The backing track is inspired by Daniel Lanois. Voiceover by the multi talented legendary guitar amp builder, Roy Blankenship. Celebrity Sound Effects, Celebrity Actors
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