"If you've spent any measurable amount of time in Seattle clubs, chances are good you've seen Jeff Wood play bass or keyboards. He's done time in more than a dozen bands, including the backing outfits for Marc Olsen, Gerald Collier, Carrie Akre, the Velvet Underground's Doug Yule, Orbiter, Duff McKagan's newer band the Gents, and Sanford Arms." (The Stranger).
First stepping out during Seattle's heady days of the early 90s, a long string of bands and collaborations followed ranging from avant punk-jazz to rock to alt-pop, indie-twang and every other point on the compass. Musical collaborators have been a diverse array of artists including members of Velvet Underground, Guns-n-Roses, Presidents of the United States of America, Gigolo Aunts, The Posies, Hammerbox, Mudhoney and many others as well as engineer/producers Slade and Kolderie (Radiohead, Morphine), Stuart Hallerman (Death Cab for Cutie, Soundgarden), David Sardy (Dandy Warhols, Nine Inch Nails), Conrad Uno (Mudhoney, Supersuckers, Young Fresh Fellows), Martin Feveyear (The Lashes, Kings of Leon) and Tucker Martine (John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Decemberists, My Morning Jacket). Anchoring down the low end for years with Seattle favorites SANFORD ARMS and RUSTON MIRE and before making the leap to New York, Wood joined with fellow Sanford Arms alumni Harris Thurmond (also of ORBITER fame) and Rob Dent to form the band KINGSLEY, whose debut record dropped in May 2005.
Since arriving in NYC he's continued doing sessions and has worked with several bands, notably joining downtown favorites JUST ABOUT TO BURN (featuring anti-folk icon Paleface) and double tasking as multi-instrumentalist/producer on their second album "A Different Story" (released in Spring 2008, now on Ramseur Records - home to the Avett Brothers). Currently on upright bass duty with THE LENNY MOLOTOV FIVE (featured on Molotov’s debut record “Illuminated Blues”), THE FASCINATORS and having laid tracks on the newest record by RANDI RUSSO ("Fragile Animal"), Wood has also stepped out front with his band THE LIKELY HOODS, currently recording with Kenny Lienhardt, chief FOH engineer for the fabled Bowery Ballroom.