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Electric Bonsai Band

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The Electric powered Bonsai Band is really a one-man ensemble featuring guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter Andrew Ratshin. Using the slogan “it isn’t electric…it isn’t a music group,” the Electric powered Bonsai Band is constantly on the expand upon the psychosexual lyrical strategy of Ratshin’s 1980s trio, Uncle Bonsai. The child of the opera vocalist, Ratshin, who was simply born in NY on, may 17, 1958, analyzed traditional music in the Mannes University of Music in NY from age four. A classically qualified violinist, he also gained a qualification in music structure from Bennington University in Vermont. Ratshin’s traditional studies were well balanced by his like of folk music. Starting your guitar at age seven, he published his first tunes while in senior high school and was playing expertly in folk-music coffeehouses within a couple of years. Upon his graduation from Bennington University in 1981, Ratshin relocated to Seattle, where he installed with vocalists Arni Adler and Ashley O’Keefe to create Uncle Bonsai. Through the eight . 5 years which they performed collectively, the trio documented four albums, including two studio room (A Lonesome Grain of Corn and Kids Want Sex each day), the live The Inessential Uncle Bonsai, along with a mail-order-only cassette, Myn Ynd Wymyn. The trio’s repertoire included such Ratshin-composed music as “Cheerleaders on Medicines,” “Male organ Envy,” “Lois Street” and “Womb for Lease.” Following the trio disbanded in 1989, Ratshin documented the very first Electric powered Bonsai Band record, 20 Secs of Pleasure, a mail-order-only cassette offering 20- and 40-second music including “The Bluegrass Festival,” “The Blues Melody (Baby)” and “Doug’s First Work.” The record was reissued on Compact disc in 1993. Regarding his wife Hilary Field, a traditional guitarist, Ratshin produced his very own label, Yellowish Tail Records. Furthermore to albums by Uncle Bonsai as well as the Electric powered Bonsai Music group, the label provides released albums by Patrice O’Neill, Gesa Dutra as well as the Mel Cooleys, a music group that Ratshin produced with Lisa Theo (previously of Ranch Love), Cathy Croce (previously of Bad Bone fragments and the Cable connections), and Robert Puff (previously of Tour de Drive and Pulse).

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Full Name Electric Bonsai Band
Music Songs My Radio Song, Lounging in the Belly of the Beast, I Am My Dad, But I'm Happy Now, I Am Joe's Eyes, Paranoid Ex-Lovers, If You're an Angel, Now That the Children Are Gone, If a Tree Falls, Puberty Wars, Doug's First Job, That's What Dreams Are For, If God Went To My High School, Still in Love, The Diaper Song, Isn't It Sad, This Is What Love Is For, Drunken Paul Revere, Just One Angel, Primal Urges, Wheel of Death, Doug's Second Proposal, How Hard Is Love, The Automobile / The Airplane, Suffer in the Name of Love, Angry Young Man, The Weatherman, Comfort Me, Dollar in My Pocket, Nobody Loves You, True Believer, Happy Endings
Albums I Am Joe's Eyes, Lounging in the Belly of the Beast, But I'm Happy Now, Primal Urges - A Collection, Doug


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#Fact
1 Members of the band present and past are Mick Jones, Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ed Gagliardi, Thom Gimbel, Jeff Pilson, Kelly Hansen, Michael Bluestein, 'Chris Frazier (I), Bruce Watson, ,Jason Bonham, Rick Wills, Jack Allen Smith, Johnny Edwards, Jeff Jacobs, Mark Schulman, Bruce Turgon, Scott Gilman, Ron Wikso, Brian Tichy, Denny Carmassi, Chas West, Paul Mirkovich, Bryan Head and Jason Sutter.
2 They were the first act since The Beatles to have their first eight singles chart in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
3 Rock band formed in 1976 in NYC, whose members at formation were 3 Americans and 3 Brits, hence the name Foreigner. The band is currently active with one original member, Mick Jones. Their last new album was released in 2016 and they are touring in the US and abroad as of 2017.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loco x vos 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bad Moms 2016 performer: "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Stranger Things 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Unleashed! With Matthew Winstead 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hellfest 2016 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Family Guy 2015-2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Live Another Day 2016 Documentary performer: "Urgent"
Hola y adiós 2016 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Boss 2016 performer: "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 performer: "Urgent"
Reasons Why I'm Still Single! 2015 TV Series short performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2014-2015 TV Series 3 episodes
Staten Island Summer 2015/II performer: "Feels Like The First Time"
Orange Is the New Black 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cuéntame 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Flash 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top Gear 2015 TV Series 1 episode
The D Train 2015 performer: "I Want To Know What Love Is"
Bones TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2014 music - 1 episode, 2010
New Girl 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
EastEnders 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
While We're Young 2014 performer: "WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU"
Longmire 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 1997-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice 2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Cold As Ice", "I Want To Know What Love Is"
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 performer: "Feels Like The First Time"
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Dirty White Boy"
The Newsroom 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sound City 2013 Documentary performer: "Blue Morning, Blue Day", "Hot Blooded"
The Inbetweeners 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Magic Mike 2012 performer: "Feels Like the First Time Acoustic", "Feels Like the First Time"
True Blood 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
That's My Boy 2012 performer: "Urgent"
Revenge 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Raising Hope 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
NBC Sunday Night Football 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Good Guys 2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Mike & Molly 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 performer: "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Valentine's Day 2010/I performer: "Feels Like the First Time"
Skateland 2010 performer: "URGENT"
Guitar Hero: Van Halen 2009 Video Game performer: "Double Vision"
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 performer: "I Want to Know What Love Is"
DJ Hero 2009 Video Game performer: "DJ Hero" vs. "Jukebox Hero" / writer: "DJ Hero" vs. "Jukebox Hero"
Supernatural 2005-2009 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Jennifer's Body 2009 performer: "Urgent"
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 performer: "Feels Like the First Time"
Medium 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie performer: "Hot Blooded"
Lost Islands 2008 performer: "I Want To Know What Love Is"
The Rocker 2008 performer: "Feels Like The First Time"
My Name Is Earl 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Angry Video Game Nerd 2008 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
SingStar '80s 2007 Video Game performer: "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Good Luck Chuck 2007 performer: "I Want To Know What Love Is"
The King of Queens 2000-2007 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
In the Land of Women 2007 performer: "Hot Blooded"
Blades of Glory 2007 performer: "Hot Blooded"
Cold Case 2003-2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Epic Movie 2007 performer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Totally Awesome 2006 TV Movie performer: "Urgent"
Nail Polish 2006 performer: "I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS"
Big Love 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector 2006 performer: "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game performer: "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Las Vegas 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: "Waiting For a Girl Like You"
Grounded for Life 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Osmosis Jones 2001 performer: "Hot Blooded" Philip Steir Remix
Late Night Shopping 2001 performer: "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Third Watch 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Snow Day 2000 performer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Show Me Love 1998 performer: "I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS"
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 performer: "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Wilder Napalm 1993 performer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Quantum Leap 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crooked Hearts 1991 performer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Desperate for Love 1989 TV Movie performer: "Hot Blooded"
Bebê a Bordo 1988 TV Series performer: "I don't want to live without you"
The Adventures of Dr. Bayer 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Moonlighting 1986 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1986 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Vision Quest 1985 performer: "Hot Blooded"
Footloose 1984 performer: "Waiting for A Girl Like You"
Top of the Pops 1978-1982 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979-1981 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hot Child in the City 1979 performer: "Tramontane" - uncredited
FM 1978 performer: "Cold As Ice", "Feels Like The First Time"
Saturday Night Live 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
James at 16 1977 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Foreigner: Say You Will 1987 Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Improv-Ice 2010 TV Movie music performed by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1986 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rachael Ray 2017 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Fox and Friends 2013-2017 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests / Themselves - Musical Guest
Greatest Hits 2016 TV Series Themselves
Hellfest 2016 2016 TV Series Themselves
Today 2016 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Themselves - Muslical Guest
Foreigner Live at the Grammy Museum 2012 TV Special Themselves
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Marilyn Denis Show 2011 TV Series Themselves
Improv-Ice 2010 TV Movie Themselves
Verstehen Sie Spaß? 2010 TV Series Themselves
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2009 TV Series Themselves
Wetten, dass..? 2008 TV Series Themselves
Private Sessions 2008 TV Series Themselves
Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 1988 TV Movie Themselves
Känguru 1985 TV Series Themselves
Foreigner: I Want to Know What Love Is 1984 Video short Themselves
California Jam 2 1978 TV Special
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How the Brits Rocked America 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary Themselves
Top of the Pops 1978-1985 TV Series Themselves / Himself
Hittimittari 1985 TV Series Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist


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