Elektrapod Bio

Elektrapod is the vibrant creation of guitarist/keyboardist “Brother Gabe” Johnson. Formed with the vision of fusing Funk, Soul, Riff Rock & Hip Hop w/ Dance music and Jamband improvisational sensibilities, Gabe has aimed from the start to write strikingly moving and hooky original music while creating a live band that would truly stand out. There is no doubt that he has accomplished just that; hugely impressing every audience the band has performed for. Elektrapod’s lineup has featured many fine musicians and singers over the years, but its current lineup is no doubt its finest yet. Featuring Portland’s premiere powerful lady of soul Sarah Clarke (Dirty Revival, Outer Orbit) on vocals and uber-talented keyboard phenom Maxwell Friedman, with whom Gabe plays in Maxwell Friedman Group, veteran bassist Mark Karwan, and versatile drummer Kyle Pickard, Gabe has assembled a truly colorful collection of players, all of whom have tremendous chops and taste, as well as a strong creative presence and drive. Elektrapod's repertoire has largely been built from the original works of Brother Gabe, who recently released Brother Gabe - FireOnyx, co-produced by Brother Gabe & Steve “Swatkins” Watkins (Allen Stone Band, Scary Pockets). Deeply funky & soulful, and featuring beautifully crafted original compositions throughout, the album truly sparkles, shines & scorches, leaving an indelible impression on any listener’s soul. FireOnyx is an instant classic; a musical journey through the cathartic, transformational and “Fironic” qualities of Love, Life & Music. In addition to performing their well-crafted original songs, Elektrapod has also fully embraced live improvisation and their live performances have been celebrated by many fans for drawing on and manifesting a whole lot of magic and synergy. After high profile appearances at many events, festivals and venues throughout the Western US, Elektrapod is known as one of the hottest and most prolifically talented live bands ever to have emerged from the Central Oregon scene. Come see and hear what all the fuss is about!