A photo of Babak Tondre playing guitar in the Wide Hive Studio.

Babak Tondre

Babak Tondre or simply 'Tondre' is a musician/composer living in Oakland, California. He began his musical career in the early 1990’s as a bassist and songwriter for Liquid, a Bay Area eight-piece funk-rock band that released a self titled album *Liquid* in 1996. In 1998, working with Wide Hive Records producer Gregory Howe, Tondre co-released dissent, a dub-style jazz fusion album featuring various artists including Calvin Keys and Ron E Beck, from Tower of Power. He also played on Calvin Keys' Detours Into Unconscious Rhythms.

In the early 2000’s, he worked as a radio producer and engineer at KPFA 94.1 FM. for several programs and co-founded Full Circle (the First Voice Apprenticeship Program Radio Magazine). Returning to recording in 2015 Tondres most recent recording with Howe is due out in late 2017. Exploring a reflective electric and acoustic psychedelic rock-soul pallet, with complex lyrics and vocal harmonies on the upcoming release, Tondre sings and plays guitar, bass, keyboards and percussion.

    Releases by This Artist

  • The cover of the Calvin Keys Album: Detours Into Unconscious Rhythms
  • The cover of the album "dissent" by "dissent."