For the last 9 years, Hired Geeks have been a staple in the midwest ska and experimental rock scenes, intriguing audiences with their offbeat rhythms, key changes, and unorthodox yet catchy songwriting. Hired Geeks formed in the fall of 2000 in Kenosha, WI, with many of the members working together as early as 1995. They intricately blend touches of jazz, metal, progressive, funk, new wave and reggae; and apply classical-modern musical ideas such as polytonalism and polyrhythmics to rock and ska.
Touring extensively throughout the midwest and into the east coast, Hired Geeks have shared the stage with national acts such as Les Claypool, Mindless Self Indulgence and Tub Ring, as well as ska legends The Toasters, Mustard Plug, and The Skatalites. Hired Geeks played in the first and second "Ska Is Dead" tours (with Catch 22, Mustard Plug, Big D & the Kids Table, The Planet Smashers, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Streetlight Manifesto, and MU330), and performed at the renowned annual ska fest "Skappleton" for the last 7 years. The Geeks have teamed up with former Toasters and Pilfers front man Coolie Ranx for a soon to be released single entitled "Schwipe." Rob Kleiner of Tub Ring recently produced the Geeks' single, "Here We Are", for their music video due out 2010.
Warped Tour, Milwaukee WI (2008)
Skappleton Festival, Appleton, WI (2001-2008)
Ska Is Dead Tours I and II, Milwaukee, WI (2005, 2006)
Ska Weekend, Nashville TN (2006)
Josh Curtis - Vocals, Lyrics
Fil Bullamore - Guitar
Dan Schlicht - Trombone
Dave Earl - Superbone
Eric Algiers - Bass
Terry Schroeder - Drums
Untitled - 2010 (soon to be released)
A Loan single - 2009
Here We Are single - 2008
Proridiculous - 2006
DB vs. J Compilation - 2004 (Contrib. Artist)
Unknown Fabulouso - 2003
Too Weird to Live Too Rare to Die - 2002
WiSKAnsin Compilation - 2002 (Contrib. Artist)
Geeked on Crack - 2002 (split CD with "Gimme Crack")
Pseudoska - 2001
The Non-Classic Bass Trombone
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Bass Trombone in Other Styles. Jazz Rock: "A nice example of a Superbone (valve/slide combo trombon...Bass Trombone in Other Styles.
Jazz Rock: "A nice example of a Superbone (valve/slide combo trombone) that emulates the bass trombone by playing in the low register can be found in Hired Geeks @ "Proridiculous." "
Milwaukee Rocks website/publication
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These guys hail from Wisconsin with an original and upbeat ska sound. Every song on Proridiculous ha...These guys hail from Wisconsin with an original and upbeat ska sound. Every song on Proridiculous has that catchy backbeat that ska is so famous for. For once there is something different coming out of Kenosha. ‘Charity’ has a creepy ska sound to it that caught me off guard. ‘Spank’ brings an in your face ska-rock sound to the table. Check these guys out, they rock."
WIPZ Radio 88.5 FM
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"Hired Geeks are a band in constant evolution with a revolutionary sound that makes the listener thi..."Hired Geeks are a band in constant evolution with a revolutionary sound that makes the listener think about the music, it is truly literature for your ears."
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"Hired Geeks have put on a great show for us for the last six years. They're an excellent band to wo..."Hired Geeks have put on a great show for us for the last six years. They're an excellent band to work with."
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"Chicks dig nerds! Everyone loves a good nerd, and if you're anyone, youll be in love with these guy..."Chicks dig nerds! Everyone loves a good nerd, and if you're anyone, youll be in love with these guys."
Here We Are
The Beautiful People (Marilyn Manson cover)
The Distance (Cake Cover)
Like it or Not
Last Rude Boy
We can and love to play as long as we are able to. With dozens of songs in our repertoire and new material being written constantly, we have no lack of material and can fill any slot with an energetic, crowd-pleasing show. Our set list changes constantly based on our audience and who we may be opening for, as well as to include any new material we think the audience will enjoy.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.