testimony

David on Piano at Bach

Image: David Leikam (Kidd Jordan Quintet)

Location: Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Half Moon Bay, California, USA

Photo: Julian W. Carroll

Man, I've heard most of your set [with zBug], it was fuckin' brilliant! What you do on your bass [NS Design CR6-string fretless electric cello] is amazing, ok it's amazing, REALLY amazing! Ah, so impressed... what your first song reminded me of was... [Airto Moreira's Nativity featuring Jaco Pastorius] ...one of the greatest things I've ever heard in my life.

Paul L. Wexler (Warner Bros. Records, Island Records)

 

diG your music. Eclectic ain’t the word. Film noir multiverse ethnic blade runner desert world. Love it.

Nivek OgreohGrSkinny Puppy

 

[zBug] ...sounds very similar to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio (MM3)!

John BaffaTV Tray Recording StudioMM3: The Creation Of The Universe

"I don’t play tunes but create a state of consciousness within the vocabulary of music based on architecture."

David Leikam (Splitting Glass | Twilight Sunrise EP)

“You’re a master on the Moog [David Leikam]!” Zachary Morris, drummer-composer - Doomfield/Gabby La La

“Tonight might be the first night at the Luggage Store Gallery where I not only really liked both individual sets, but felt that the collaborative improvisation between both bands [Archtypes and zBug] at the end was amazing.”

Matt Davignon, artist-sound/curator/promoter

“What an adventure in music that was.”

Rick Lanman, Chief Medical Officer, Veracyte

 

“Your band was super [Godwaffle - 2012-04-15] — I really enjoyed zBug.”

Lena Strayhorn, artist-performer

 

David Leikam and zBug split our minds open [Godwaffle - 2012-04-15].”

Benjamin Ethan Tinker, composer-performer

 

“I was really impressed with the talent of this amazing duo [zBug]!”

—Mr. Marvin, NHM Recordings

 

“Awesome music!”

Katerina Rhodou, Marketing Manager, Minoan Music

 

“Fantastic travel into the Universe … Great [music]!”

—Lajos Hyls, Budapest, Hungary

 

“You have a good sense of rhythm [David Leikam].”

Carey Dubbert, autoharpist/hammered dulcimer

 

“Good Moog set David, thanks!”

—Scott Rich, producer/promoter - Make Sense Productions/SouthBay Electronic Muzik Fest

“… [zBug] this is some pretty kick ass shit!”

Brian Ray Stearns, singer-songwriter - Tunes for Tykes

“Great set yesterday [zBug]!”

Clinton Patterson, trumpeter-composer - PremaSoul

“Friggin’ awesome tonight. Just what I needed [zBug]. I came this close to blowing it off and going home. Glad I didn’t!”

Bill Cuevas, deejay - KZSU 90.1FM Music Director

 

“… you guys [zBug] sounded great. Good to see you out rockin’ the house.”

Phillip Greenlief, woodwinds-composer-curator-promoter

 

“Fantastic [zBug] … The drums were so driving, your bass was incredible, and your Moog effing GNARLY. Looking forward to next time!”

Andrew Reichart, creative writer - WeirdLuckComic

 

“Great sounds! Wild and cinematic, amazingly eerie. Nice to find you…”

Paloma Navarrete, fashion designer - HyperCrash

 

David, your music is very good! Records, sound, composition, perfect!”

—Eren Eroglu, jazz drummer