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ISHI / Bio

Ishi is a high energy electronic band with influences of Soul, Funk, & Folk to Electro, Techno & House. They thrive on creating a positive atmosphere that encourages their audience to be themselves & let loose.

Ishi was born as an experiment between friends. In 2006, JT Mudd & Brad Dale set out to create a sound that would help redefine the pop sensibility of modern day music. Their vision was to blend the classic, soulful story-telling and organic instrumentation of traditional folk music, with the infinite sonic possibilities offered through electronic production. Experimentation quickly evolved into a journey of sound that would ultimately lead to the songs that comprised Ishi’s award-winning first record, “Through the Trees”.

Ishi’s ability to successfully walk the line between an ambitious studio act and a multi-sensory live experience allows them to engage their audiences in an uplifting celebration of life and universal awareness. High-energy dance floors combined with the subtle undertones of inner-exploration combine to create a concert experience that is unequivocally one-of-a-kind. Each night, Ishi intends to create an entirely unique environment of mysticism, awareness, love and acceptance. Adored by fans and critics alike, there is no denying that “Ishi” is an immersive experience that everyone should discover.

Today, Ishi continues to tour the country in support of their soon-to-be-released sophomore album, “Digital Wounds”. They have appeared at major festivals such as SXSW, Meltdown Music Festival, Wicker Park Festival, and Halfway to Forecastle; and they continue to share the stage with some of the most widely known and respected Indie and Dance acts on the touring circuit including: SBTRKT, Phoenix, Chromeo, Pretty Lights, Big Boi, Neon Indian, Toro y Moi, The Bright Light Social Hour, Boombox, Twin Shadow, The Toadies, Marina & the Diamonds, & Matthew Dear. Ishi’s highly anticipated second album, “Digital Wounds”, will be released nation-wide Spring 2013.

General Info

Band Members
John Mudd - Vocals & Guitar, Brad Dale - Programming, Rocky Ottley - Guitar, Jonathan Merla - Drum kit & Percussion
Artist Name
Profile Page
Active Since
Electronica / Indie / Folk

Contact Info

Dallas, TX
Austin Gavlak

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