13 Cent Bob is an American Hip Hop group that formed in 1996 in Seattle, Washington. Vocalist Andrew "Onedee" Wunderlich, originally from New York, founded the group while attending The Art Institute of Seattle where he met chief songwriter and guitarist Scott Craig. Soon after, the pair joined forces with bassist Andrew Stratton, AKA "Tha Dogg", Brent Barnett (drums), and Casey "SpaceCase" Nefcy (DJ) who completed the original lineup.
Citing influences such as Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, Jamiroquai, and late 70 funk acts such as Parliament Funkadelic, 13 Cent Bob's sound embodied a unique blend of funky rhythms, hip hop beats and riff-rock guitars.
After a year of playing gigs at local Seattle spots such as The Crocodile Cafe, 13 Cent Bob accumulated quite the following on the west coast, and recorded their debut album, The Sweet Life in 1997.
The band parted ways in 1999, when lead singer Onedee decided to move back to the east coast to pursue a job offer he received at MTV Networks in New York City. The rest of the band moved to Portland, Oregon.
After a short stint at MTV, Onedee moved to Portland and the original lineup of 13 Cent Bob reformed as Juice in 2000 (except for Casey Nefcy who went on to become a prominent San Francisco area DJ). Soon after, they released a 3-song EP which showcased their funky experimental side. However, one year later, Onedee moved back east yet again, and the band went on hiatus.
But the dream never died, and the band resurfaced during the summer of 2009, going back to their original roots and name, 13 Cent Bob. Today, three of the core members, Onedee (vocalist), Scott Craig (guitarist), and Andrew Stratton (bassist) reside in Portland, Oregon. Back together and sounding better then ever, the talented threesome is planning a fall tour for 2010.
Jill Solz (producer, VH1)
We love playing live, that is what it's all about! We have played almost every club in Portland Oregon and several in Seattle and are planning a west coast tour for the fall of 2010 to promote our new CD, "Kid Robot". Nothing beats the energy that we receive from our fans and in return we give them the best show that we can. 100% every night! We are always coming up with new ways to make our shows different whether its adding a featured artist, bringing our dancers or our robots.
Recently we played as special guests for a movie being filmed in Portland called Stripperland. It was a great night to play with some very talented bands such as Western Ariel, but we really loved the crowd that night.
Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Jamiroquai, Red Hot Chili Peppers, N.E.R.D, James Brown, 311, the Beastie Boys, Miles Davis, 3 oh 3!, Lupe Fiasco, Jay Z, Elvis, Eminem, N.W.A, Timberlake, Daft Punk, Parliament Funkadelic and the list goes on and on and on...
Fender Guitars, Gibson Guitars, PRS Guitars, Music Man Basses, Warwick Basses, Mesa Boogie, Marshall, Ampeg, David Eden, Korg Keyboards, Line 6, ADA, Electro Harmonics, Planet Waves, Digitech, DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Shure, AKG, Neumann, Sennheiser, Audio technica, Sony, Apple, Logic, Reason, Fruity loops, Mackie, JBL, QSC, Yamaha, Technics turntables, Gemini. I'm sure I'm forgetting something.
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