That 1 Guy

That 1 Guy

Ages 18+
That 1 Guy LIVE at The High Watt

That 1 Guy:

With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative

performances featuring his curious instrument and copious amounts of

originality, Mike Silverman, a/k/a That1Guy, has set himself apart as a true

one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist currently in the entertainment

industry. Averaging 150-200 shows a year all over North America and

Canada, he has been a consistent favorite at such festivals as: Wakarusa,

Electric Forest, Big Day out, All Good Music Festival, Bella, High Sierra Music

Festival, Summer Meltdown, Montreal Jazz Festival, and many more. He was

also the ‘Tap Water Award’ winner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for best

musical act. His legendary collaboration and multiple tours with Buckethead

performing as The Frankenstein Brothers has further cemented his virtuoso

story as a creative visionary.

His innovation continues to soar with his latest tour, That1Guy & The Magic

Pipe Present: An Evening of Musical Magical Wonder... The Likes of Which

Ye Haven't Yet Seen, which kicked off in 2014. Along with his pioneering

main instrument, The Magic Pipe, a monstrosity of metal, strings, and

electronics, he facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic in

ways only That1Guy can conjure. You can also expect to see magic

seamlessly integrated into the already clever performance. With the addition

of magic in his live shows, he has legitimately achieved an all-inclusive

audio/visual performance unlike anything experienced before. “So much of

my music has miraculous qualities to it because it’s hard to tell what’s going

on. There are lots of slights of hand and sonic misdirection. It feels like I was

meant to do magic”.

Silverman’s back-story is similar to many musicians that have come before

him. He grew up a self-proclaimed music geek, soaked in the influence of his

jazz musician father, and enrolled in San Francisco Conservatory of Music

before joining the local jazz scene himself as a sought-after percussive

bassist. This is where the similarities end though and where That1Guy truly

began. “In my case, being a bass player, I just felt very restricted by the

instrument itself,” he says. “I’ve always wanted to sound different and have my

own sound. I was headed that way on the bass, but for me to fully realize what

I was hearing in my head sonically I was going to have to do it my way”. His

influential and innovative double bass style eventually evolved into what we

see today as That1Guy and The Magic Pipe.

As his story continues to develop, Billboard has famously noted, “In the case

of Mike Silverman’s slamming, futuristic funk act... the normal rules of biology

just don’t apply.” In addition, Silverman also has new music and videos in the

works for 2015 that will further validate his status as an industry trailblazer. “I

like being my own person”, he says. “I didn’t set out to be a weirdo, but I’m

starting to embrace it”. Ultimately, his motivation can be encapsulated as this:

“Human beings do our best work when we’re challenged and pushed up

against the wall”. That1Guy goes on to further explain, “By nature, we’re

hunters and gatherers, spending each day looking for their next meal. It’s

easy to be lazy when you don’t have to come up with something creative right


Venue Information:
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203