That 1 Guy

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event Time: 
$15 Advance, $15 Day of Show

On Saturday, March 16, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and U. of O. Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome That 1 Guy back to the WOW Hall.

            He’s the best there is at what he does.  OK, he’s the only one who does what he does.  Creating his own curious instrument – The Magic Pipe -- Mike Silverman aka That 1 Guy has set himself apart as a true one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist currently in the entertainment industry.  Local audiences have honored That 1 Guy with the WOW Hall Award for ‘Best Instrumentalist’ an unprecedented five times!

Averaging 150-200 shows a year all over North America and Canada, Silverman has been a consistent favorite at such festivals as: Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Big Day Out, All Good, Bella, High Sierra, Summer Meltdown, Montreal Jazz Festival, and many more.  He was also the ʻTap Water Awardʼ winner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for best musical act.  His legendary collaboration and multiple tours with Buckethead as The Frankenstein Brothers further cemented his reputation as a creative visionary.

Along with his pioneering main instrument, The Magic Pipe (a monstrosity of metal, strings and electronics), Mike facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic in ways only That 1 Guy can conjure.  Expect to see magic integrated into the already clever performance.  With this addition, he has legitimately achieved an all inclusive audio/visual performance unlike anything experienced before.

Silvermanʼs backstory is very similar to many musicians that have come before him.  He grew up a self-proclaimed music geek, soaked in the influence of his jazz musician father, and enrolled in San Francisco Conservatory of Music before joining the local jazz scene himself as a sought-after percussive bassist.  This is where the similarities end, though, and where That 1 Guy truly began.

“In my case, being a bass player, I just felt very restricted by the instrument itself,” he says. “I always wanted to sound different and have my own sound… for me to fully realize what I was hearing in my head sonically I was going to have to do it my way”.

His influential and innovative double bass style eventually evolved into what we see today as That 1 Guy and ʻThe Magic Pipeʼ.

Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.