Hella organic punk rock and roll something.
Expect the unexpected...
from A G E N T. Fueled by catchy, melodic highs and lows with raw emotion live on stage and in the sound. Motivation and angst are in a constant battle with this punk artist from NorCal.
A G E N T is indie, underground, under the influence of all types of music, especially rock, punk and metal. He works with friends and artists to put out music and playing electric or acoustic shows rocking the stages at historic places around the SF Bay area, where his classic local heroes like Metallica, Green Day, NOFX and others making their mark.
Previously known as "Double Agent" in the late 90's, Marin teenagers Shadi (guitar/vocals) and Gabriel (drums) started a pop-punk band by meeting up at community college taking art classes. From small tours and recording demos to hopefully playing at the Vans warped tour local stage in San Francisco, was the goal. Oh well. After some time, they ended the band and went to college. Double Agent faded away. Regretfully.
Fast forward 15+ years later, Shadi rebooted his music journey after learning his father was dying of cancer. In tandem, while taking care of him, he ended a long-term relationship. It was a dark time. Before his father's passing, he told Shadi to never stop playing and writing. After all this, A G E N T was reborn from the ashes, went back to the future, to rock once again.
Shadi was motivated to reunite with Gabriel. HE NETWORKED with a small circle of new friends to jam with (Brian Yap, John Caponi, Scotty Bara, kush Amerasinghe, "TJ" Borawski). He organized after hour sessions at his work in office building to practice (MOSTLY by himself late into the night, or with one or more to join in) to play covers, working on old songs or getting experimental) this was music bootcamp. like no other.
SUMMON THE JUICES - debut album
to go "back to the future" was an understatement. Especially to kickstart a diy recording studio and play/practicing process that was called the "Dunne-geon". SHADI Produced THE PROJECT for $666.66 and with GabRIEL's help. they rebuilt the small room in gabe's loft on Hollis Street in EmerYville, CA. together they loaded up on *magical gear for the sole purpose to capture the raw energy of the past punk Rock songs they once knew. now they were to be finally TO BE recorded. Finally.
the situation motivated them to perform and work hard to put out A G E N T's first ALBum, SUMMON THE JUICES on july 1st 2018. The Album's cover ART (a cult classic) is Shadi's white fender strat, Falkor , which resulted in a sliced finger and bloody spray on the instrument while PLAYING a full set at the Hotel Utah Saloon, in san francisco. There is a lyric video with Shadi cleaning the bloody guitar for "Passed Out" =).
It took a full year to make SUMMON THE JUICES with tremendous work BY Gabriel mixing, engineering, recording, drumming, lead guitar and backup vocals. Including LIVE PLAYERS, Brian Yap (bASS) and "TJ" Borawski (DRUMS) recordED on Joyride, ANOTHER DAY ANTHEM plus live "in studio" demos. Last, A BONUS group of special FRIENDS lended their voices to A "CHOIR-like" SOUND for ANOTHER DAY ANTHEM. LEAD VOCALIST, Morgan Kessell's sweet and powerful duet alongside SHADI WITH BACKUP VOCALISTS, Nicolle Rodriguez AND Lidia Lukianova addING their unique harmonies to the mix. thanks to everyone who was part of the long journey in any way, shape or form. That was Special.
Recording + Live Wrecking Crew:
A G E N T SHADI : VOx / GUITAR
Gabriel : Backup Vox / Lead Guitar/ BASS
Scotty Bara : Drums (2017/2019)
Brian Yap : Bass (2017/18)
"TJ" Borawski : Drums (2017/18)
Summon the juices (ALBUM) - July 2018
Fuck this noise (single) - Nov 2018
Stop talking (Single) - DeC 2018
Girlfriend Drive-Bye - Live in Studio
Passed Out - Live in Studio
Penny for Your Thoughts - Live in Studio
WICKED GAME [Cover] - Live in Studio
Audio Engineer / Recording / Mixed by Gabriel DUNNE, Emeryville, CA.
Mastering by John Schimpf at 25th Street Recording, Oakland, CA.
hot pink a G E N T logo/STICKER COLLAB with MArtin Hoang
Hemlock Band Photos by Tommy Breeze
Magical gear: Jimmy Crucifix (Marshall JCM 900), Falkor (White Fender Strat), sonja (Classical acoustic guitar), ruby (Fernandes electric), knightrider (First Act Hack Guitar), gmork (StarCaster), peavy Duece amP...and bernie -Gabe's Self built burnt-up tele Dragon Slayer. Drums - Tama + Gretsch w/ Zildjian Cymbals, Fender Princeton Amp, Ableton with a shit ton of mics. And bubble gum, Mint.
© All songs, Lyrics written by A G E N T , Shadi B. moussa (BMI)
℗ Publshing: A G E N T music (BMI)
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