Rondo Brothers

Rondo Brothers

By - Posted Aug 11, 2006

The Rondo Brothers are Jim Greer and Brandon Arnovick, a music production team based out of San Francisco.  Since officially forming in 2003, the two have rapidly built up an impressive client list, released an innovative genre-bending record, and toured extensively in the U.S. as well as overseas.  Prior to 2003, both rondos were visible players on the Bay area music scene. Jim Greer was a member of electro-lounge group Tipsy and toured the U.S. and Japan, and started a pop label in the bay area called fortune records, releasing and producing a variety of records on a yearly basis. Jim also made waves as singer-songwriter, producing and releasing three of his own records and collaborating with roots music heavy weights Bill Bottrell and Bonnie Hayes. Brandon played and toured with rock bands JoJo and Tokyo Marine Fire, and stayed busy as the core guitarist for all of the Automator projects, sending him on national tours with Deltron 3030 and Lovage.

In 2003 the two producers were invited by Dan The Automator to travel to New Orleans and work with the popular neo-funk band Galactic, and the record turned out to be a great proving ground for the collaborative talents of the two. Upon returning home, they were asked to score a series of NFL commercials, which led to a position on the roster of cutting edge commercial music company Ten Music. Through Ten Music the two have scored commercials for Dodge, Toyota, John Frieda, and more, culminating in being hired to score a series of four NFL commercials for the entire fall 2005 season.

Rondo Brothers

Along with the commercial work, remix offers started pouring in, and the rondos rapidly made a mark on the remix scene with tasteful treatments of such stars as Patti Page, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and more, even scoring a bestseller on o Itunes with a classic remix of Frosty The Snowman. Not to leave any stone unturned, the rondos shared a DFA remix record for NY hip-hop outfit Automato, remixed Kansas rapper Approach, and recently put together a club mix of a new Madness song for V2 records.


As if all this weren't enough, in late 2003 the two were asked to help record and play live in a new group with Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo, called Head Automatica. Head Automatica went on to tour the U.S. several times in a two year span, touring on the Curiosa tour with Interpol, The Rapture, and Mogwai. They also toured with Thursday, Ima robot, The Lost Prophets, and shared stages with The B-52's, Junior Senior, and the Decemberists. The rondos ultimately left Head Automatica in late 2004 due to illnesses within the band, but not without forging lasting relationships with all of the members.

In November 2004 the rondos own hawaiian hip hop album "No Time Left On Earth" was released on NY indie Coup De Grace, and the record instantly gained them fans worldwide. They were then asked to tour both as openers and members of Handsome Boy Modeling School, and toured the U.S. and England in spring of 2005.
Interest in the record's tasty production and melding of ideas stays high, and the record was recently picked up for spring 2006 release by Jetset records in Japan.


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