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Steve Sofranko - keyboards and vocals

Steven Sofranko plays organ and piano with China Cats.  Steve is a veteran of the NorCal jamband scene; he played with Burnt Toast (later MojoHana) in Lake Tahoe in the early 90s - highlights of his tenure with that band include opening for the Jerry Garcia Band at CalExpo and at the Warfield.  After moving to Sonoma County, Steve was a founding member of Zig, and also played with Animal Farm and Noodle, before relocating to Santa Cruz.  In Santa Cruz, Steve has been a member of Zyg, Shady Groove, the Matt Hartle Band, Time Loves a Hero, the Wheel Co. Tribute House Band, and many other.  Steve was a founding member of Dough Knees, and rejoined the band (as the China Cats) in 2010.

Steve currently plays a Nord Stage 88 and a Crumar Mojo 61 Organ through a vintage Leslie 142 speaker cabinet.

Steve also founded and leads Brotherhood of Freaks, and sometimes plays with The Gary Gates Band, and frequently with Stu Allen & Mars Hotel.

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