Musician/performer with 20 + years experience in live on-stage and studio performance and recording. Also excels in organization, booking, planning, and logistics

Sound designer with 6 years experience in a variety of Audio production technologies including: mixing consoles, microphones and microphone preamplifiers, signal processors, and stereo multi-track digital and analog audio recorders, editors and mixers.

Specialty disciplines including: studio session recording, pre- and post-production recording and mixing and some field recording, all of which require advance proficiency with a variety of software and hardware applications.

Superior skills in communication and customer service, Experienced in project management, business management and budget administration.

Specialties: Performance. music production, sound design, sound editing, event organization, band management, logistics, lyric writing, music composition. song writing.

About





Owner Operator
Buddhabug Records & Production Inc
2007 – Present (8 years)Harlem, New York

BUDDHABUG RECORDS & PROD INC is an enhanced-record label based in Harlem, New York with Prolific output in the fields of sound design, audio production, event production. Since forming in 2007, we have lent our unique style to sound engineering, audio technology editing and mixing for film, video, animation, television, radio, interactive media, live venue performance, and studio recording.
Buddhabug Records

 

Band Leader/ Lead Singer
FUNKFACE
October 1988 – Present (26 years 7 months)

This band has played and toured the world professionally for more than 20 years. Mentioned in Vibe Magazine as the hardest hitting band in the world, and also featured in Fader Magazine and the documentary Afro Punk, as leaders of the black rock scene. The bands genre- bending skills are easily derived from their multi-cultural composition. The different influences lead to many sounds that become one. FunkFace is poised for the attack and no one will be spared. please check our website to see our discography, photos, shop and more.
Funk Face


Band Leader /Singer/ Guitar Player/Co Producer
DOPE SAGITTARIUS
June 2007 – Present (7 years 11 months)

Dope Sagittarius is an electro, hip hop, punk rock extravaganza. This 3 piece unit of Bass, Drums, & Guitar (& computer) is like one mega DJ mixing and blending Hot modern dance floor beats. Guaranteed to have the party jumping with live instrumentation that creates amazing grim, dub step, drum & bass, & breakbeats. M.C. Whistler’s lyrical flow switches styles so fast that you will do a double take, looking for the DJ.
Dope Sagittarius

 

Band Leader/ Lead Singer
MACKIE RIVESIDE & THE STREET PUSHERS
December 2006 – Present (8 years 5 months)

Mackie Riverside and the Street Pushers is a corporate cover band available for your wedding, corporate event, or just plain party. This 8- to 12- piece dance band can handle any and all music needs. We specialize in Staxx and Motown Soul and Funk, but can handle any musical request from Sinatra to Jay Z to Led Zeppelin. Please visit our website for details.
Mackie Riverside and the Street Pushers

 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Lead Actor in “Family Album” book & lyrics by Stew / Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
May 2014 – September 2014 (5 months)Ashland Oregon

Playing the lead role in the musical “Family Album” book & Lyrics by Stew / Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Stew won a Tony for best book for his play “Passing Strange”, which was turned into a film by Spike Lee.

 

I play the character Heimvey. Duties include acting, playing guitar and singing for Oregon Shakespeare Festival during the summer of 2014.

 

The production tag line…Does settling down mean selling your soul?
Singer/songwriter Heimvey and his band have been on the road for years, living their middle-aged version of the rock ‘n’ roll dream. But when they stop to visit old friends — a former bandmate, along with an ex-girlfriend who has created a new kind of life that blends art and family — they all begin to question the choices they made. This rollicking, irreverent musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award–winning hit “Passing Strange,” takes wicked aim at the tradeoffs and dilemmas facing anyone trying reconcile the dreams of youth with the practical realities of grown-up life.

Family Album

What I Do

Musician/performer with 20 + years experience in live on-stage and studio performance and recording. Also excels in organization, booking, planning, and logistics

Sound designer with 6 years experience in a variety of Audio production technologies including: mixing consoles, microphones and microphone preamplifiers, signal processors, and stereo multi-track digital and analog audio recorders, editors and mixers.

Specialty disciplines including: studio session recording, pre- and post-production recording and mixing and some field recording, all of which require advance proficiency with a variety of software and hardware applications.

Superior skills in communication and customer service, Experienced in project management, business management and budget administration.

Specialties: Performance. music production, sound design, sound editing, event organization, band management, logistics, lyric writing, music composition. song writing.

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Theater Sound Design 2012 – 2015

Theater sound design: 2012 -2015

Brer Rabbit The Opera: A Funky Meditation On Gentrification and how to survive. developed by performance artist Aisha Cousins, musician Greg Tate, and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber as part of their 2014 BRIC Fireworks Residency. Directed by Letitia Guillory.
Sound Designer 2014-2015

 

Adelco Nominated theater sound designer for Hip Hop Theater festival…more

Commercial TV Music Production 2012 – 2015

Composition for the trailer for hit tv show “Marco Polo” currently on Netflix 2014-2015

 

*”Culture List” :Title track for Centric TV’s newest show now currently airing saturday nights Featuring original track by my band Dope Sagittarius called Dope Sagittarius. 2012-2013

 

*”Dark and Lovely” : Hair care spot for Publicist Advertising

 

*”Softsheen Weave Care”: spot for Publicist Advertising

*”Hip Hop 101″: independent documentary film on early days of Hip Hop culture

video edits upon request

Music Production: 2012 – 2015

Writing and mixing new albums for DOPE SAGITTARIUS out Summer 2015
FUNKFACE out fall 2015 and BLACK YACTH ROCK CLUB out winter 2015

“Roots Rocker” the album from Mustaffa Dread

“The Bakol” the single featuring Greg Tate, Satch Holt, and Christine Wheeler.

“The Darkness” the album by Burnt Sugar Arkestra offshoot band Rebellum
producer/recording/mixing/mastering

*Noiseaux “Spectrum” Album
mixing/

 

*Thug Three “Thuggish love Punk” Album
recording/mixing/mastering

 

*Hip Hop Theater mixed tape for Hurt Village
DJ/Mix

Lyric Writing: 2012 -2015

“Black Empress of the sun” upcoming Dope Sagittarius Album not yet named.
* Sensory Overkill “Sensory Overkill” Album
“Adrenalin Breakdown” lyrics/ vocals
“The Game is Ending” lyrics/ vocals
“Pick It Up” lyrics/ vocals

*Relax- Super Black Rockstar feat: Corey Glover (of Living Color)

Performance: 2012 -2015

*Dope Sagittarius :Lead Singer /guitar player/ composer:
100+ shows in 2012-2015, New Album Summer 2015
HighLand Ball Room, Vinyl, Knitting Factory, Nublu, Germany, France, Switzerland, Holland, etc

*FunkFace :Lead Singer:
200 + Shows in 2012-2015: 1 Tour 5 states New album being mixed, release date 2013
“The Rude Boys Are Back Tour”
with Chris Dowd’s Ultra Infidles/ Mc Rad/ Bigger Thomas/ Dead Serious/ Shifters.
Cameo’s (BK, NYC), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), Village Underground (PA), Iota (VA), etc

* Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber: Singer:
60+ shows in 2012-2015 Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, Sons d’Hiver Paris, etc

Acting 2010- 2015

Character: Brer Rabbit
@Bric
Brer Rabbit The Opera: A Funky Meditation On Gentrification (Work-in-Progress)
Dec 15, 2014 – Jan 23, 2015
tackles the modern dilemma of gentrification through the lens of legendary black folklore hero, Brer Rabbit, and his birthplace, the Briar Patch. It will merge music, performance art, and community engagement to create a final piece that engages adults of all…more

Honors & Awards

 

Adelco Viv Award Nominee for sound Design

 

 

Adelco Nominated theater sound designer for Hip Hop Theater festival production of Radha Blanks NEA award wining production of “Seed” showcased at the National Black theater, Area Stage and Classical Theater of Harlem 2012

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