That 1 Guy
LAS VEGAS, NV — Even with jazz schooling at the San Francisco conservatory, Mike Silverman (aka That 1 Guy) couldn’t find his voice on the acoustic bass. So he wandered through hardware stores, and tinkered and experimented late into the night, until his own Frankenstein monster of an instrument was born … The Magic Pipe. It’s a gleaming chrome shaft replete with strings, loops and triggers, on which he bows, slaps or samples in turn. Even his boots are rigged so he can tap out beats or roll his heel for African talking drum effects. At the heart of the experience, though, is a riotously danceable funk-fueled performance that unfolds with the playful touch of a musical magician. From his magic pipe to yours.