Shinobi Ninja
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Shinobi Ninja

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop Classic Rock


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Formed in a Hell’s Kitchen NYC recording studio in early 2008, Shinobi Ninja is the offspring of Singers Dave Aaron and Baby Girl, Guitarists Maniac Mike and Adriano Morez, Drummer Terminator Dave, and DJ Axis. Combining the forces of songwriters, studio musicians, producers, engineers, dancers, battle djs, and a chef, this “Voltron-esque” rock group bound by a party lifestyle and the love of music, creates an original sound with diverse influences of Hip Hop, Punk, Soul, R&B, and Metal. Prior to forming Shinobi Ninja, each of its members had respective careers in the music industry. Dave Aaron and Adriano Morez had been producers and engineers at Progressive Studios, an Eden of music and personalities, which regularly collided with ferocity, blind passion, and the NYPD. Baby Girl, who worked as a singer and dancer for major label artists like Ricky Martin, Diddy, Cassie, and Santogold, was a fixture in the vocal master class held at Progressive by esteemed vocalist, Craig Derry of the Sugarhill Gang. Twin brothers Maniac Mike and Terminator Dave ran The Sound Machine, a recording studio where they produced their projects and the work of other artists. Terminator Dave also worked as a music supervisor by day and as a busy DJ and drummer by night. Dave regularly appeared all over the east coast with DJ Axis, an accomplished battle and club DJ. As fate would have it, Mike’s career as a session guitarist and studio engineer eventually led him to work at Progressive Studios, where he was introduced to Dave Aaron, Adriano, and Baby Girl. Soon, Terminator Dave and DJ Axis became regulars at the studio through rehearsal and recording sessions shared by the three engineers. After two years of making a living together and countless nights of debauchery, this group of Hell’s Kitchen transplants decided to combine powers and create a force greater than its parts to form the ultimate urban rock supergroup – Shinobi Ninja. Quickly buzzing in NYC for their mega high-energy live performances, the band plays like they’re headlining New Year’s Eve 2K at MSG, headbanging, stagediving, mosh-pitting, and booty shaking their way through each set. Their forthcoming debut EP is 8 tracks of pure party sing-a-long brilliance. Select tracks have been making heavy rounds on Myspace, Facebook, and GarageBand. With a great response from the New York community and beyond, Shinobi Ninja is taking over the world, one sweaty rock circus at a time!

“To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon: Loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any another band to shame.” RADIO EXLIE

“Six musicians from all different backgrounds creating a sound that mashes funk, reggae, hip-hop, and punk to create the ultimate party music.” URB -

“Six musicians from all different backgrounds creating a sound that mashes funk, reggae, hip-hop, and punk to create the ultimate party music. - Urb Magazine

Six months on the Shinobi Kids are all grown up. So grown up they forgot to put my name on the guestlist so twelve bucks later at a packed out Mercury Lounge past midnight, they better gimme my moneys worth.

Well, of course they do. A nearly flawless hour of rock and roll (the flaw? they ended with a new number "Jump thru This" -great song, wrong time.)

Shinobi Ninja open with "From Brooklyn To Babylon" -surely their most popular song, and they start off exactly where we left off at Santos all those months ago. They haven't missed one step and indeed have learnt quite a few new ones. DA is the agressive fun guy we all know and love, hawking band merch with a "We don't wanna get rich, we just wanna get metrocards".

DA hasn't really improved his rapping but he didn't have too many places to go with that, though his singing is much better. He really can move from rap to rock now (especially a punk song that sounds more like grunge). Maniac Mike performs a great solo that is a pure mix of funk and metal and a highlight of the show. Jonny, the bassist is also on fire and his solo is a non stop disco inferno.

But the night belongs to Baby Girl. Under represented on 2009's Brooklyn To Babylon EP, on stage she is co-leader with DA. You can't upstage DA but you can learn from him and in one show stopper after another she goes head to head with the best. If DA's best moment is a galvanised "Stop!", Baby Girl is a joyous "Na Na" -one of the Shinobi greats which they need to record now when they're young and still innocent... Baby Girl invites six women up from the audience to sing back up and it is a lesson in participation everybody can learn from: the chorus is two one syllabel words you can sing without worrying about being in tune and you can sing at the top of your voice. It is just plain knock out. Last year it was Baby Girl's "Superstar" that stole the show... this year "Na Na" must be a hit -at least a dance hit. Has to be.

Everybody is on their game today, even DJ Axis, who said maybe three words when Sciortino and I interviewed the band last year. Tonight DJ comes out from behind the turntable (the guy scratches like a master -especially on "Rock On") and dances like crazy with Celtic shirt wearing Baby Girl.

Yeah, Baby Girl dances as well and so does DA and the two string boys play against each other and Terminator Dave is just a power tool powering through rock and roll history.

Everything about this set was on a whole other level.

Shinobi Ninja are one of the great live experiences of our time. Twelve bucks? They can have my money any time!!! -

“We are not too familiar with any of the acts aside from rad party rock outfit Shinobi Ninja, but they are totally worth it, combining the sass and grit of rock, early hip hop and reggae, keeping it all dancy and fun.” - The Culture of Me (blog) August 10, 2009

“Put simply they are a walking, breathing, and screaming cartoon; Loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any other band to shame”
- Radio Exile (blog) June 19, 2009

"The game is fun, the soundtrack is awesome!" - Gaming Angel

"Awesome arcade beat-em-up action. Music and Movie unlockables. Download the EP for free once you beat the game. Innovative "Live Show" features." - Shogun Gamer


Brooklyn To Babylon EP – 5,000 physical copies sold
Shinobi Ninja Attacks: The Video Game EP – 10k downloads
Bumps & Nunchucks: The Digital Street Mixtape

Upcoming releases:
Video Game EP (physical & digital) 6/15/10
Rock Hood, Vol. II EP August, 2010
Rock Hood LP October, 2010



Shinobi Ninja's hard body party rock circus makes this Brooklyn based band, "one of the great live experiences of our time”, says Iman Lababedi of "Rock NYC". How hot are they? In February, Shinobi Ninja released a Nintendo-style video game album for iPhone, iPod, and iPad that was featured in the Apple Store’s “Hot New Games” section... That's HOT! The game features Shinobi Ninja members as animated characters and their music as the soundtrack & was downloaded over 10,000 times in three short months after its release. Shinobi’s all-star roster has shared the stage with Santigold, Cassie, P Diddy, Ricky Martin, Mike Posner, Black Sheep, Street Sweeper Social Club, Trust Company, Schoolly D, Chiddy Bang, and Theophilus London to name a few. Heavy-hitting companies like Pepsi, Fox, Microsoft, Best Buy, Beats Headphones, Digiwaxx, Twestival, Tumblr, and LiveNation have engaged Shinobi Ninja and its music to achieve their branding objectives. In addition, venues from NY to IL, and Boston to TX have brought them in to pack the house and move the crowds!