Iconoclast Robot, Blaquelisted and Big Sticky Mess
Blaquelisted, Big Sticky Mess
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Lead singer/songwriter/emcee Charles Cash (born Ryan Charles Gammad) brings an air of swagger mixed with an unmistakable lyrical vulnerability to Iconoclast Robot. As one of the founding members of the band, Cash began writing songs in 2008. His biggest musical influences come from a wide range of musicians including Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Bill Withers, Prince, and City and Colour. Also influenced by numerous emcees such as Black Thought, Mos Def, Atmosphere, Eminem, and Pharaoh Monch, Cash does well in balancing the multiple musical genres in Robot's music.
Father to six year old daughter, Israel and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts, Cash is currently taking a break from the kitchen to pursue his passion for music.
Russell Boucher is the lead guitarist for Iconoclast Robot. Growing up, music was not a primary focus, yet it was never far away from the periphery. Russell's family is steeped in musical tradition, but he chose a different path, focusing the majority of his time on athletics. Russell played Varsity basketball at Encina high school. His post high school basketball career was cut short due to ankle and back injuries that plagued him.
With his first love scaled back to recreational endeavor, Russell needed something to fill the void. The answer came in the form of a Christmas gift: an electric guitar. Since that day he has focused much of his time and energy (and money) on music and guitar playing.
Prior to Iconoclast Robot, Russell collaborated with producer Joseph ONE to win a remix contest held by underground hip-hop giants Grouch and Eligh. He also played guitar for famed Sacramento artist/painter David Garibaldi for his "Walking Dreams" Live performance at the Crest theater.
Some of Russell's musical influences include Frank Zappa, Radiohead, The Black Keys, Raphael Saadiq, The Roots, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Pink Floyd, Prince, De La Soul, Rage Against The Machine, The Pixies, Portishead, Bjork, David Bowie, Outkast, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Otis Redding, Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, Dan the Automator, The Stooges and Bad Brains.
Among Iconoclast Robot members is Patrick Caden. He is an analyst working for the Army by day, novice motorcycle builder by afternoon, and Robot by night. Through a network of musicians in Sacramento, Pat was introduced to Iconoclast Robot by a mutual friend and one practice is all it took for him to jump aboard.
Pat stems from a diverse musical background consisting mostly of guitar and rock related music, but there has always been a flame for music that pushes the envelope like metal and rap. Pat brings a lot of music experience to the table and wants only to help Iconoclast Robot take launch. Pat moved back to Sacramento after spending six years traveling around for the Army and could not be happier about the current situation. His biggest musical influences include DJ Quik, As I Lay Dying, The Grouch, Killswitch Engage, Dredg, and various other local and national artists.
Pat holds masters and bachelors degrees in business administration from the University of Phoenix, an associate’s degree in communications from Sierra College and is a Certified Defense Financial Manager for the Department of Defense.
Keyboardist/songwriter Jamal Siurano (aka Steady Panik) is local to the Sacramento area, born and raised in Rancho Cordova. His interest in music developed at an early age as he began composing his own songs and creating tracks with 2 cassette tapes, a casio keyboard, and a karaoke machine at the age of 9. He began studying saxophone at age 13, piano at 18, and guitar at 20. After studying music at the University of California, San Diego, his music career flourished playing with established Southern California Groups such as The Debonaires, Kush and the Bloodfiyah Angels, and the B Side Players.
Now back in Norcal, you can find him rockin with Iconoclast Robot as well as producing tracks for other local artists. You will find his sound is infused with an eclectic blend of hip-hop, jazz, rock, and electronica, and majorly influenced by artists like The Roots, the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, John Coltrane, and J Dilla.
The youngest and definitely best looking member of Iconoclast Robot, Jairus Beacham, joined the gifted group in the middle of 2011. Introduced to the Robots through his cousin Shaka Haynes, an exchange of numbers and an early morning text message initiated Jairus’ membership with the crew after just a single rehearsal. Having a passion for music at a young age, Beacham began his drum career at age 13 at his home church Kyles Temple AME Zion. There, he developed a love for gospel music, R&B, and funk. Although there is no genre of music he doesn’t listen to, Jairus’ greatest musical influences are the James Brown Band, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spanky McCurdy, and his 4th grade teacher Mr. Schramm.
When he is not zoned into his life of music Jairus is at Sacramento City College pursuing his dream of becoming a Sports MD. Outside of that, he spends most of his time with his godson Trey, his 5 beautiful nieces and nephews, and a close-knit group of loved family and friends.
Iconoclast Robot's biggest fan is without a doubt band manager Dom Dickfoss, who was inspired to work with the band after hearing first-hand their unique eclectic sound. Dominic knew the individual talents complemented themselves to create something special. A lover of music but not a musician himself, Dom looked to get involved in the creative process by adding his communications background, local network, and natural interpersonal skills to help manage and promote the band.
A native of Sacramento, Dom's local network and knowledge of the regional scene gives him the unique access and understanding needed to help promote Robot's growth and aspirations.
Constantly looking to challenge himself, Dom has taken to his first managerial role with natural optimism and a unique drive which is apparent to anyone who has heard him rave about Iconoclast Robot or worked with him on a project. Dom prides himself on his eclectic musical tastes but identifies: 2pac, Bob Marley, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Mac Dre, and Jay-Z as early favorites.
Dominic was a four year varsity basketball player at Jesuit High School and graduated from Sacramento State College where he majored in Recreation Administration with a minor in Communications.
We started this new project and now have become Blaquelisted. The energy can only be experienced in live shows. To give you a little history. Chris (Bass) has been a constant staple playing throughout the west coast playing with popular bands such as Lowphat. Dj Joe Z is a turntablist, cutting and scratching his way through the Sac scene hitting stage with local greats Supaphat. Steven (guitarist) of Revolver, Anthony (Drummer) from the local band Pit Boss who have played around town for years. Emcee Sho'Nuff (Lyricist/Storyteller) has been nibbling around sac for 10yrs, hosting and performing in over 25 cities since age 5. You put all of us together and we are Blaquelisted. Trust me you will not be disappointed, we have the newest and hottest sounds coming out of the West Coast.
Big Sticky Mess
Funk music that you feel in yo' booty. Its members have played in various Davis funk bands including Seamoose, Jordan's Beard, Tha Dirt Feelin, Sex Funk and Danger.