(pictured here w/multiple Grammy nominee engineer Mark Needham)
Scrote is an innovative producer, mixer, guitarist, and performer from Los Angeles. In addition to his LA-based work, he also consistently works in San Francisco, Austin, New York, Berlin, and many places in between and beyond. He has performed across the US, Germany, Egypt, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, France, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, and Monaco.
He recently finished producing 2x Grammy winner Bubba Hernandez's upcoming release, two albums for the new band The Stripminers featuring Brett Anderson of The Donnas & Paul Stinson of The Radishes, and an acclaimed new record from Brooklyn singer Will Scott. He has produced, recorded and/or performed with a wide array of notable artists including:Daniel Johnston, Puscifer, Jackson Browne, No Doubt, Fred Frith, Tim Lefebvre, Angelo Moore, Benmont Tench, Joe Sumner, Blake Mills, David Garza, Lyle Workman, Jackie DeShannon, Paul Barker, Reeves Gabrels, David Yow, Van Dyke Parks, Wayne Kramer, Rhys Chatham, Michael Des Barres, Holly Palmer, Earl Harvin, The Section Quartet, and many others.
Rob Shrock is an accomplished musician and producer. He has worked with and produced legendary artists such as Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks, Ray Charles, Isaac Hayes, Queen Latifah, 'N Sync, Gloria Estefan, Faith Hill and a host of others. He is currently the Music Director for the legendary composer Burt Bacharach and also tours regularly with Dionne Warwick. He has recorded and performed with a host of legendary artists including: Leann Rimes, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Wynona, Elvis Costello, David Foster, Chris Boti, Rufus Wainwright, Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald, Jeffrey Osbourne, Elton John, and Gladys Knight.
Rob has produced tracks for Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Mikaila, Leann Rimes, Galen Callahan and American Idol Season II (featuring Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard). He was also one of the Music Directors for the 2000 Academy Awards.
Paul Barker is the former bass guitarist, producer and engineer with the industrial metal band Ministry from 1986 to 2004. Prior to Ministry, Barker provided bass for the Seattle No Wave ensemble The Blackouts alongside future Ministry drummer Bill Rieflin and his brother, one-time Ministry touring saxophonist Roland Barker, from 1979 until 1985. Beginning as touring bassist for Ministry's 1986 Twitch tour, Barker collaborated with frontman Al Jourgensen and collectively released The Land of Rape and Honey in 1988. Although many musicians briefly contributed to Ministry in the nearly two decade period after Barker joined the band, he and Jourgensen were the only continuous members. The dynamics between these two different personalities came to shape Ministry's sound, along with a number of side-projects which they were involved in together. As such, many fans were surprised by Barker's departure from the band in 2004 for personal reasons.
Since leaving Ministry, Barker has spent his time recording new material, producing such acts as I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness and collaborating with artists such as Stayte (on their 2007 'Cognitive Dissonance (The Art Of Lying To Yourself)' EP). He has recently joined U.S.S.A. with Duane Denison (Tomahawk, ex-The Jesus Lizard) as bassist. The first album from his solo project Flowering Blight, entitled 'The Perfect Pair', was released on November 19, 2008 via the official website.
Paul is also one of the founders of Malekko Heavy Industry Corporation, a manufacturer of synthesizer modules and guitar effect pedals.
(pictured here on the set of Dwight Yoakam's latest video)
Mitch Marine has been playing with bands since the 8th grade (his first band was called Black Pearl). He attended North Texas University for one year as a music major before hooking up with the Grammy winning band Brave Combo.
He spent about 10 years with the band, also doing side projects with acts such as ANDY TIMMONS, SARAH HICKMAN, TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA, DAVID BYRNE, THE PAWN KINGS, and several cajun and country acts (he also played bass guitar for some of these acts). He played with Dallas alternative act Tripping Daisy for about two years, and was producing an album for a country act when he got the opportunity to play with Smashmouth. He toured with Smashmouth for about a year which included TV appearances and large such as Madison Square Garden.
Mitch has spent the past couple years in Los Angeles, playing relentlessly in the country rock scene which landed him in Dwight Yoakam's group. Also during this time, Mitch produced Honky Tonk Train CD and alt country rock artist Paul Chesne.