About The Band
Tim Ellis is a professional guitarist, award winning composer, music producer, and owner of Kung Fu Bakery Recording, one of the Northwest's premier music recording facilities.
He has played on recordings for Val Gardena, Polygram Records; Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning; Windham Hill and Hearts of Space; Tom Grant, Verve Records; Craig Carothers, Atlantic Records, and countless independent releases recorded on the West Coast.
Tim's work can be heard around the world in television commercials for Bowflex, Nutrisystems, Soloflex, and others. He's written national spots for Nike, Westin Hotels, and Intel and international spots for Coca-Cola and Hewlett Packard. His work has also appeared in television shows and movies including The Gangs of New York, a Martin Scorcese film.
He's recorded for and with Northwest artists Patrick Lamb, Stephanie Schneiderman, The Young Immortals, Toni Land, Mary Kadderly, and Aaron Meyer.
Tim performs regularly with his musical partner, guitarist Jim Walker as appears with artists Aaron Meyer, pianist Michael Allen Harrison, and songwriter Craig Carothers.
Jamin Swenson has played bass for 9 years. Largely self-taught, his solid, reliable playing has kept him busy both onstage and in the studio in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Jamin got his start in the Portland music scene as a member of The Holidays - a smart pop-rock band - in which he wrote and arranged many songs. His playing grew through experience and later he formed The Four Pounds - a jazz combo which played many of his original instrumental pieces.
He has gone on to be a sideman in many groups, playing such diverse styles as reggae, swing, rock, blues, gospel and funk. Jamin is a regular recording session artist at Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studio and Dead Aunt Thelma's. In addition to performing with Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer, Jamin has collaborated with such local artists as Tim Ellis, Renato Caranto, Steve Cannon, Reinhardt Melz, Rob Stroup, John Nilsen, Stephanie Schneiderman, Jaycob Van Auken, and Jim Walker.