Ubzorb is a San Francisco Bay Area band that fuses rock, world music and electronica with edgy, beautiful female vocals. Ubzorb's sound is influenced by Shpongle, Portishead, Alice in Chains, Ravi Shankar, Mr. Bungle and Bill Laswell, as well as classical Indian and Chinese music. Members of Ubzorb have shared the stage with many fellow musicians, including Michael Franti of Spearhead, Zion I, Billy Talbot (of Neil Young's band), DJ Cheb i Sabbah, DJ Swamp, White Zombie and Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi. The five piece band was founded by Rama and Chris Wing (mcthfg), who met through mp3.com in April of 2003. Rama was playing sitar over electronic beats and mcthfg was using tabla samples in his electronic project "walk skip run glide". The duo jammed together in Oakland, CA for about a month and soon added Cyrus Wong-Weissman on bass. A craigslist posting found vocalist Dorian Rosavox. The quartet began gigging in the Bay Area in the summer of 2003, and after a year of performing added percussionist Stephan Junca to the roster in 2004. Additional shows in the Bay Area, Nevada, Utah, and LA helped the quintet grow tighter musically, personally, and professionally. They have spent the last two years recording and producing their self titled debut album. The album features 10 original tracks, and includes an infectious dancefloor reworking of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle."

appears on: Hello Future? www.myspace.com/ubzorb