Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

David Leikam
Bandleader, Composer, Improviser ~ Sonic Architect // Audio Projects: LKD, Musta3, Soft Coup, zBug
SFBA-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.

Endorsing artist/musician for NS Design and Schertler Acoustics, rep by STLR Entertainment.

You are the note(s) within music composition and those you select to compose/perform music with you, either live on stage or in the recording studio.

He has performed and/or recorded with: Wadada Leo Smith, Pamela Z, Eddie Gale, Kidd Jordan, Paul Wexler, John Bergamo, Doug Ellington, Muruga Booker, James Gurley, Perry Robinson, Sikiru Adepoju, Jon Raskin, Timothy Orr, Patrick Cress, Sheila Bosco, amongst others.

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Primary Instruments:
• NS Design CR6-strings Radius fretless electric bass (NS Artist)
• NS Design CR6-strings fretless electric cello (NS Artist)
• Moog Rogue synthesizer

"Man, I've heard most of your set [with zBug], it was fuckin' brilliant! What you do on your bass [NS Design CR6-string 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] of the greatest things I've ever heard in my life."
–Paul L. Wexler - producer, recording, mastering (Warner Bros. Records, Island Records, etc.)

"diG your music. Eclectic ain’t the word. Film noir multiverse ethnic blade runner desert world. Love it."
-Nivek Ogre - ohGr / Skinny Puppy

"[zBug] ...sounds very similar to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio / MM3!"
–John Baffa - CalArts Music Faculty, TV Tray Recording Studio / Lou Reed’s MM3: 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 - zBug’s Splitting Glass | Twilight Sunrise EP

Contact information:
Email: https://www (DOT) davidleikam (DOT) net/contact