Music

Bands

Lushy

2010 - 2011
Seattle, WA

Bass

Joined these old friends during their stint as a ten-member live act, as opposed to their usual roster of three to five members. We had a horn section and everything! They're back to a more manageable five now. My dirty little secret is that I'd never owned a suit before gigging with this stylish band.

Sample track: Bella Beretta

An American Starlet

2001 - 2006
Seattle, WA

Bass, Keyboards, Guitar

Fulfilled two life-long music dreams by going on tour with a band and recording an album that had a barcode on it. We were critically well received but rarely ventured out of Ballard, the (former?) home of Americana in Seattle. Eventually the singer/songwriter quit the band and moved to L.A. like a bona fide rock star.

Sample track: Half a Heart

Downpilot

2005
Seattle, WA

Bass

Played bass with Downpilot for a few months before their original bassist decided to rejoin. Short stint for me and I never got to record with Downpilot, but I'm a huge fan of Paul's songs and glad I got the chance to play.

Sample track: Cold Street Light

The Shiners

1998 - 2001
Seattle, WA

Bass

After a brief stint in complex Seattle pop band Epigene, I went to the other end of the spectrum and got a years-long classic country education by playing with the Shiners. We were a bar band, playing three hour sets and getting drunks to dance in varying degrees of earnestness to old-school country. To this day I know of no other country band which based a love song on quantum physics. Band split when the singer/songwriter decided he was too old for the music racket, broke up the band and moved back South.

Sample track: Quantum Quandary

Epigene

1995 - 1996
Seattle, WA

Bass

My first band experience in the musical Mecca of Seattle, which is nice. And really the only XTC-influenced band I've ever played with, which is also nice, especially as a bass player who adores Colin Moulding's work.

Sample track: Mechanical Charm Offensive

Coffee Shop Trio

1992 - 1994
State College, PA

Guitar

Acoustic cover band featuring myself on guitar backing two female vocalists. We mostly performed songs by folky female acts of the era: Indigo Girls, etc.

Dorothy Fell

1990 - 1992
State College, PA

Bass

Local alternative rock act in my college town. I still think this is a fantastic name for a band, but after I left, the band played on under a lesser name.

Solo Recordings

FAWM 2021: Minus One [incomplete]

2021

by Todd Gehman

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, RecordistPiano, Organ, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Drum Programming, Percussion, Bass, Electric Guitar, String Arrangement, Backing Vocals, Sound Effects
February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is an online community challenging musicians to write and record 14 songs in 28 days. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by Todd Gehman

This year's theme was the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine.

Track listing:

  1. Running on Fumes [home demo]
  2. Leather Backpack [home demo]
  3. Strumming [home demo]
  4. Rock and Roll Bands [home demo]
  5. Cobra Jane [home demo]
  6. Someone's at My Door [home demo]
  7. Another Year [home demo]
  8. Over Water [home demo]

FAWM 2020: Drinking Songs [Incomplete]

2020

by Todd Gehman

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, RecordistPiano, Organ, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Drum Programming, Percussion, Bass, Electric Guitar, String Arrangement, Harmonica, Backing Vocals, Sound Effects, Live Take Recording
February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is an online community challenging musicians to write and record 14 songs in 28 days. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by Todd Gehman

This year's theme is right there in the title.

Track listing:

  1. Whiskey Is My Yoko [home demo]
  2. Boulevardier [home demo]
  3. Sudden Sunday [home demo]
  4. Dive Bar (Riddled in Dust) [home demo]
  5. The Question [home demo]

FAWM 2018: Revolution [Incomplete]

2018

by Todd Gehman

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, RecordistPiano, Organ, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Drum Programming, Percussion, Bass, Electric Guitar, String Arrangement, Backing Vocals, Live Take Recording
February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is an online community challenging musicians to write and record 14 songs in 28 days. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by Todd Gehman

This year's theme was the year I spent circling the globe. And oddly enough I didn't get very far on the itinerary of writing and recording 14 songs.

Track listing:

  1. Crocodile Rules [home demo]
  2. Lisbon Calling [home demo]
  3. Darken the Corners [home demo]
  4. What's in the Attraction? [home demo]
  5. Istanbul Sunset [home demo]

FAWM 2016: New York City

2016

by Todd Gehman

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, RecordistPiano, Organ, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Drum Programming, Percussion, Bass, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Sound Effects, Live Take Recording
February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is an online community challenging musicians to write and record 14 songs in 28 days. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by Todd Gehman

This year's theme was my new home of NYC.

Track listing:

  1. New York Hustle [home demo]
  2. Astrid's Eyes [home demo]
  3. Subway Club [home demo]
  4. Cross-City Bus [home demo]
  5. Sandy Sideways [home demo]
  6. Walk on the Water[home demo]
  7. Green-Wood [home demo]
  8. Chelsea [home demo]
  9. Fly By Night [home demo]
  10. Homestun[home demo]
  11. Bastard Sun [home demo]
  12. You in Your Youth[home demo]
  13. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry[home demo]
  14. Left on a Cold Train [home demo]
  15. Wild Side [home demo]

FAWM 2015: Shingletown Country

2015

by Todd Gehman

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, RecordistPiano, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Drum Programming, Percussion, Bass, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Sound Effects, Live Take Recording
February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is an online community challenging musicians to write and record 14 songs in 28 days. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by Todd Gehman

My first attempt at February Album Writing Month was a love letter to my neighborhood of Ballard because I knew I'd be leaving soon for New York after two decades in Seattle.

Track listing:

  1. Aurora Boring Alice [home demo]
  2. Steal (Metal Mart) [home demo]
  3. Oh, Well [home demo]
  4. Vinegar and Piss [home demo]
  5. Macefield [home demo]
  6. Wild Sands [home demo]
  7. White Tattoos [home demo]
  8. Ballard Bridge [home demo]
  9. Shingletown Country [home demo]
  10. 'Fore the Sun Came [home demo]
  11. Chittenden[home demo]
  12. Ballard Bowl Blues [home demo]
  13. It's Only Monday (So Hold Me Baby) [home demo]
  14. Golden Gardens [home demo]

NaSoAlMo 2008: Random Articles [Incomplete]

2008

by Jason and the Juggernauts [solo alias]

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, RecordistPiano, Organ, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Percussion, Bass, Electric Guitar, Drums, Backing Vocals, Live Take Recording
National Solo Album Month (NaSoAlMo) is an online community challenging solo musicians to write and record enough songs to reach a running time of 29:09 during the month of November. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by Jason and the Juggernauts [solo alias]

This year's theme idea was to write songs based strictly on topics that surfaced by clicking on the "random article" button on Wikipedia.

Track listing:

  1. Charles Street and Blackhill Road [home demo]
  2. Hooray for Tuesday[home demo]
  3. d3o [home demo]
  4. The Pope [home demo]
  5. The Revolution[home demo]
  6. Slide[home demo]
  7. Freedom of Religion in Japan [home demo]
  8. List of Record Labels Starting with L in Alphabetical Order [home demo]
  9. Avery's Word [home demo]
  10. Sunflower Rusty[home demo]
  11. Council Creek Yearbook [home demo]

NaSoAlMo 2007: Meta Songs

2007

by The Novemberists [solo alias]

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, Recordist, MasteringPiano, Organ, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Percussion, Bass, Electric Guitar, Drums, Backing Vocals, Live Take Recording
National Solo Album Month (NaSoAlMo) is an online community challenging solo musicians to write and record enough songs to reach a running time of 29:09 during the month of November. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by The Novemberists [solo alias]

I'd started learning the drums in 2007, so I incorporated them into my NaSoAlMo stuff this year. Which means I tried a few rock songs too. I had a lot more fun at it this year and this is probably my favorite of the first three fake records I made. These are "Meta Songs" in that they're all about the process of writing and recording an album by yourself in one month.

Track listing:

  1. Number One Rock Song [home demo]
  2. Sixteen Minutes [home demo]
  3. Fast Food Blues [home demo]
  4. B.C. Runner[home demo]
  5. Enunciation Breakdown [home demo]
  6. Brain Eats Heart[home demo]
  7. Cousin[home demo]
  8. Having Hadn't Had[home demo]
  9. Rhyme with Orange [home demo]
  10. Fifty Ways[home demo]
  11. I Won't Crack[home demo]
  12. What the Devil[home demo]
  13. Taking it On[home demo]
  14. Out of Ideas[home demo]
  15. Twenty-Third Day [home demo]
  16. Down to the Wire[home demo]
  17. November is Over[home demo]
  18. Next Halloween [home demo]

NaSoAlMo 2006: The Photo Album

2006

by The Snockerers [solo alias]

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, Recordist, MasteringPiano, Organ, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Drum Programming, Percussion, Bass, Electric Guitar, String Arrangement, Harmonica, Backing Vocals, Sound Effects
National Solo Album Month (NaSoAlMo) is an online community challenging solo musicians to write and record enough songs to reach a running time of 29:09 during the month of November. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by The Snockerers [solo alias]

My second go at National Solo Album Month. I'd learned a year earlier that it was possible for me to write songs, so this time I tried writing better ones and chose a theme I actually cared about, Photography. I put too much pressure on myself and melted my brain.

Track listing:

  1. Crowded Darkroom[home demo]
  2. Minor White[home demo]
  3. Mug Shooter [home demo]
  4. Tri-X[home demo]
  5. Masterprinter[home demo]
  6. Hangover Kids [home demo]
  7. I Like the Night [home demo]
  8. Shots at the Bar [home demo]
  9. Plainclothes Man [home demo]
  10. The Recruiter[home demo]
  11. NaSoAlMo Proud [home demo]
  12. Masterpiece[home demo]

NaSoAlMo 2005: Watermelon Songs

2005

by Speler [solo alias]

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, RecordistPiano, Organ, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Drum Programming, Bass, Electric Guitar, String Arrangement, Backing Vocals, Sound Effects, Live Take Recording
National Solo Album Month (NaSoAlMo) is an online community challenging solo musicians to write and record enough songs to reach a running time of 29:09 during the month of November. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by Speler [solo alias]

My first foray into National Solo Album Month and also my first foray into songwriting. Dove right into speed songwriting. I chose the absurd theme of watermelons so that I wouldn't waste precious recording time writing lyrics. It didn't work.

Track listing:

  1. Pink Snow[home demo]
  2. Watermelon Queen [home demo]
  3. Lori's Story [home demo]
  4. Subway Incident[home demo]
  5. Green Rind[home demo]
  6. Besting the Field in Yield [home demo]
  7. Gypsy Vampire Melons[home demo]
  8. Luling Texas Thump [home demo]
  9. Watermelon Love[home demo]

Classical

Fugue in Gm

Year 1990
Genre
Key Gm
Artist Todd Gehman
Roles

Fugue in Gm

by Todd Gehman

Score [PDF]
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Uncle Sol's 12-Tone March

Year 1991
Genre
Key E♭
Artist Todd Gehman
Roles

Uncle Sol's 12-Tone March

by Todd Gehman

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Study in Gm

Year 1990
Genre
Key Gm
Artist Todd Gehman
Roles

Study in Gm

by Todd Gehman

Score [PDF]
Arr. for String Quartet 2017
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Little Fugue in Dm

Year 1990
Genre
Key Dm
Artist Todd Gehman
Roles

Little Fugue in Dm

by Todd Gehman

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Study in Bb

Year 1990
Genre
Key B♭
Artist Todd Gehman
Roles

Study in Bb

by Todd Gehman

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Study in A Major

Year 1990
Genre
Key A
Artist Todd Gehman
Roles

Study in A Major

by Todd Gehman

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Canon in Dm

Year 1990
Genre
Key Dm
Artist Todd Gehman
Roles

Canon in Dm

by Todd Gehman

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