The CHINA CATS: Tribute to the Grateful Dead
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 Hammond XK-2 Organ through a vintage Leslie 145 speaker cabinet.
Steve also plays with Cosmic Pinball, Spirit of '76, sometimes with The Gary Gates Band, and frequently with Stu Allen & Mars Hotel.
Email Steve at email@example.com