Blueshift is a native rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their unmistakable sound blends grungy rock with hip-hop soul and funk. Blueshift's consistently superb and innovative songwriting transcends the barriers of age and genre making them a force to be reckoned with in the underground music scene.
Blueshift has collaborated with Blackalicious emcee Gift of Gab. Their debut album was co-produced by Corky Laing drummer and songwriter for 70's super group Mountain. Pandora Radio launched a Blueshift Channel in early 2011. Blueshift has appeared on Bay Area television and radio stations and currently gets airplay on KRSH 95.9 FM and KITS Live 105.3 FM.
Blueshift has performed extensively in the Bay Area and is planning a West Coast tour. Some of their performance highlights include: UC Berkeley Sonoma State University Chico State and the Lifeschool Benefit sponsored by KRSH 95.9 FM. Blueshift performed at the Last Day Saloon and the Phoenix Theater sharing the stage with acts like Lyrics Born Trainwreck and KRS-One. They have appeared repeatedly at the Sebastopol 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza an event attended by thousands annually.
Blueshift's debut album Dirty Machine is available on iTunes Amazon CDBaby and local music stores. Their second album featuring Gift Of Gab is in production. They have a wealth of material and more albums on the way. Blueshift's music video for their first release “Yesmen” has received notoriety for its originality and humor and has been ed to receive ad revenue from Youtube. Blueshift's Myspace page has over 38000 hits.
Blueshift was formed in the summer of 2004 by childhood friends Jared O’Connell and Waylon Nicholson. They grew up together on the Russian River and started playing guitar together when they were 11 years old. O’Connell’s songwriting is sophisticated featuring pleasing edgy vocals melodic guitar work and insightful lyrics. Waylon’s remarkable guitar style is original and intricate and his songwriting is sincere. Bass virtuoso Alex Izzarelli writes complex bass lines played on his homemade bass. Drummer Anthony Garcia lays down hard hitting funky beats. They are practiced musicians who after playing together for more than 6 years perform comfortably on stage easily engaging the audience improvising and putting on a great show.
Based on Blueshift's Panel Score of 7.045 Blueshift's overall genres Panel Rank position is #1265 Blueshift's Panel Rank position for the Genre of ALTERNATIVE is #51
Based on Blueshift's Member Score of 5.784 Blueshift's overall genres Member Rank position is #13403 Blueshift's Member Rank position for the Genre of ALTERNATIVE is #379
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Blueshift has the #57 Highest Indie Panel Score with a 7.045
Blueshift's has the #294 Highest Member Score with a 5.784
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