They are mostly known for their song "Spanish Metal part I". The current line up is: Ryan Tamborski - Vocals Remy Chan - Guitar/Vocals Erik Schau - Bass/Vocals Nick Wan - Drums/Vocals Giant Octopus' creation involves the failures and short comings of many other bands before this one. Singer Ryan Tamborski and bassist Erik Schau were both in the band Vern Fonk and the Funky Four or Five Minus One or Two. Remy Chan and Nick Wan both played in the studio project SxMxIxLxE, as well as Nick Wan Nation.
Tamborski met Wan and Chan through mutual friends and the first day they improv'd the song titled "Tambo, Lexie, Tambo, Goblet, Captain Gas, Dungenous Crabs, You Suck". Since then, various band names were chosen but over time they decided overall on the name "Giant Octopus", based off a comment Tamborski said in one of their improv songs. Tamborski, Chan, and Wan also created the company 402 Productions when forming this band. The company was to focus around DVD production and live audio recording, however now has expanded into a very small record label.
Giant Octopus was the first to be noted as being on the 402 Productions roster, as well as Wan's Nick Wan Nation. Currently, Giant Octopus is writing for their first official CD. Many demos have been made consisting mostly of Tamborski singing, Chan playing guitar, and Wan playing guitar as well. Schau has taken a break from the band due to the university he attends, however he still keeps in contact with the band and is still considered the bassist. Aside from playing house shows, they want to start playing venue shows in the near future when it is possible to retain Schau as their bassist.
------ Taken from the article seen on DJ Giant Octopus Giant Octopus (DJ), aka Ryan Tamborski (aka DJ Giant Octopus), is a DJ who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His remixes and mash-ups are eclectic, using very non-traditional loops and samples from bands like The Mars Volta and Muse. His first CD, entitled "______ & _______", showcases his remixing talents, with the use of many samples pulled from hip hop and rock. The style he remixes in is reminiscent of DJ Shadow. DJ Giant Octopus is currently in the process of collaborating with the band Bare Knuckle Boxing on their upcoming demo CD.
Ryan Tamborski is also the lead singer of the band Giant Octopus, as well as the now-defunct Vern Fonk and the Funky Four or Five Minus One or Two. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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