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Biography

Sikora Biography

SIKORA is an Electronic Dance Band heavily influenced by the California sound. While drawing inspiration from west coast musicians including The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, SIKORA continues to push the envelope with the sounds of electronic music. Often described as “dance music with substance” and “something funky, yet familiar," the Los Angeles trio is best known for their high driven beats, futuristic synths, beachy guitars, rich vocal harmonies, and hyper-active live shows.



The Group

Matthew
From: Los Angeles

Instrument: Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Bass, Sampler,
Sequencer

Influences: Any moment in time that has transcended my human experience, and my father, who was an excellent musician

Inspiration: I had just finished playing the Vans Warped Tour when I decided to take a leap of faith and record my first solo album. To my surprise, KROQ, here in LA, featured one of the songs. It was the thrill of hearing my song being played over the radio for the first time that made me realize I wanted to play music as my full-time profession.


Liz
From: Minnesota (ish)

Instrument: Vocals, Keys, Programming

Influences: My Mom and both of my Grandmas

Inspiration: In college, I had the opportunity of touring the U.S. and Europe with an a cappella group called the Nordic Choir. Although we sang in some of the world’s oldest cathedrals and grandest concert venues, including England’s Canterbury Cathedral and Minnesota's Orchestra Hall, my most memorable performance was at a small church in Los Angeles. I always loved L.A., and it was there that my favorite composer, Eric Whitacre, made a surprise appearance to hear us perform his arrangement of “Water Night.” The song’s other-worldly use of polychord clusters always moved me to tears, but that night I was inspired even more greatly to move to L.A. and pursue my passion for music! 


Devin
From: Chicago

Instrument:  Drums, Percussion, Programming

Influences: My parents, who were both drummers

Inspiration: When I first moved out to L.A. I started working as an assistant to a top studio engineer. That experience started my career as a studio drummer, as well as learning the business side of the industry. He instilled in me a great work ethic, which I have found to be critically important in all aspects of my life. Meeting so many of the great musicians who came in and out of the studio rubbed off on me…and I have never looked back.

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