HOUSE BAND
of BOOTIE SF, the world's biggest mashup party!
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday at DNA Lounge!



BOOTIE
DNA LOUNGE
375 Eleventh St.,
San Francisco.

Show at 11 PM.


BOOKING & INFO:
For booking inquiries and more information, EMAIL US!


THE BAND:
Adrian Roberts: lead vocals
Mimi Lee Ferrari: lead vocals
Angela Momiyama: bass, keyboards, vocals
Graham Ruby: guitar, vocals
Gavin Owen: guitar, vocals
Matty C: drums

FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS:

Closer to Rock 'n' Roll –
NINE INCH NAILS
vs. JOAN JETT
download

Sweet Nation Army Dreams – EURYTHMICS vs. the WHITE STRIPES
download

She Sells White Weddings – BILLY IDOL vs. THE CULT
download

God Save Madonna –
MADONNA vs.
the SEX PISTOLS
download

* Above recordings feature additional lead vocals by Trixxie Carr

Tainted Like You –
SOFT CELL vs.
the DANDY WARHOLS
download

Smells Like Billie Jean – NIRVANA vs.
MICHAEL JACKSON
download

Talking Franz -
FRANZ FERDINAND
vs. TALKING HEADS
download

Jet Lady Joe –
JET vs. the BEATLES
vs. JOE WALSH
download

MORE MASHUPS PERFORMED LIVE:

Call Me Semi-Charmed - CARLY RAE JEPSEN vs. THIRD EYE BLIND

Sexy Poison In A Box – BEL BIV DEVOE vs. RIGHT SAID FRED vs. ALICE IN CHAINS

Royal Losers – LORDE vs. BECK

Smells Like The Groove – MADONNA vs. NIRVANA

We R Who We Love - KE$HA vs. THE DARKNESS

The Higher You Make Me Feel – MICHAEL JACKSON vs. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Blurred Ice – VANILLA ICE vs. ROBIN THICKE

Get Lucky Tik Tok Star – DAFT PUNK vs. MADONNA vs. KE$HA

Sweet Rihanna O' Mine - RIHANNA vs. GUNS N' ROSES

Somebody I Used To Reap – GOTYE vs. BLUE OYSTER CULT

We Are Never Ever Getting The Sweater – TAYLOR SWIFT vs. WEEZER

99 Luft Problems - JAY-Z vs. NENA

Good Time Basket Case - GREEN DAY vs. OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN

Party Rock Song 2 - LMFAO vs. BLUR

I Got More Than A Feeling - BLACK EYED PEAS vs. BOSTON

Dynamite Pressure - TAIO CRUZ vs. QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE

Seven Nation Prerogative - BOBBY BROWN vs. WHITE STRIPES

Sweet Teenage Dream – KATY PERRY vs. EURYTHMICS

Cooler Than Gold On The Ceiling - MIKE POSNER vs. THE BLACK KEYS

What You Need Is Bulletproof – LA ROUX vs. INXS

Whitney O'Riley – WHITNEY HOUSTON vs. THE WHO

Smells Like Bad Romance –
LADY GAGA vs. NIRVANA

Tricky Sandman –
RUN-DMC vs. METALLICA

Girls Just Want Bloody Sunday – CYNDI LAUPER vs. U2

You Shook Me Last Friday Night – KATY PERRY vs. AC/DC

Don't Start Me Down – PINK vs. ELO

Dance Dreams - LADY GAGA vs. EURYTHMICS

Pressure Time - QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE vs. MGMT

Alien vs. Zombie - KATY PERRY vs. THE CRANBERRIES

Rude Boy Resort - RIHANNA vs. PAPA ROACH

Virgin O'Riley - MADONNA vs. THE WHO

Blurvana - NIRVANA vs. BLUR

Call Me Uprising – BLONDIE vs. MUSE

Paradise A-B-City – JACKSON FIVE vs. GUNS N' ROSES

Whole Lotta War Pigs – LED ZEPPELIN vs. BLACK SABBATH

Fascination Umbrella –
RIHANNA vs. THE CURE

Crazy In Love Machine – BEYONCÉ vs. BUSH

Shut Up, American Boy – ESTELLE vs. THE TING TINGS

Don't Cha Talk 'Bout Love – PUSSYCAT DOLLS vs. VAN HALEN

Black Sabotage –
BEASTIE BOYS vs.
LED ZEPPELIN

Rapture Riders
BLONDIE vs. THE DOORS

Everything's Back In Black – AC/DC vs. QUEEN vs. DAVID BOWIE vs. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Sad But Superstitious – STEVIE WONDER vs. METALLICA

Close To Faith – GEORGE MICHAEL vs. THE CURE

Don't Stop Believin' 1979 – JOURNEY vs. SMASHING PUMPKINS

Hate To Say Beat It – MICHAEL JACKSON vs. THE HIVES

Sgt. Pepper's Paradise –
THE BEATLES vs.
GUNS N' ROSES

A Stroke of Genius –
CHRISTINA AGUILERA
vs. THE STROKES

Kelly Cars –
KELLY CLARKSON
vs. THE CARS

You Believe Me All Night Long – CHER vs. AC/DC

Time Warp Blitz –
SWEET vs. ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Jerks On Film –
DURAN DURAN vs.
THE CAESARS

Jerk The Casbah –
THE CLASH vs.
THE CAESARS

Anything Dance, Anything Dance – FALL OUT BOY vs. DRAMARAMA

Smells Like Kelly's Behind – KELLY CLARKSON vs. NIRVANA

Ministry Milkshake –
KELIS vs. MINISTRY

Gay Paranoia –
BLACK SABBATH
vs. ELECTRIC SIX

Boulevard of Broken Songs – GREEN DAY vs. OASIS vs. AEROSMITH

Gimme More Teen Spirit – BRITNEY SPEARS vs. NIRVANA

Don't Call Me Blur –
BLUR vs. MADISON AVE.

Christmas Bop –
THE RAMONES vs. THREE CHRISTMAS SONGS!

 


The world's first live mashup rock band
Voted San Francisco's "Best Cover Band" 2007 / 2009 / 2012


 

STUFF & THINGS:

SMASH-UP DERBY VOTED "BEST BAND" IN THE SF WEEKLY "BEST OF SF 2012" READERS POLL!
Yeah, we know ... we can't believe it either, but it's true! Thanks, San Francisco! We love you!

VIDEOS FROM BOOTIE LA 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT ECHOPLEX POSTED TO YOUTUBE
Smash-Up Derby's entire live set from the Bootie LA 5-Year Anniversary on June 5, 2010 have been posted to YouTube. Thanks to Tim Rich, the entire 10 song set is there for your viewing pleasure. Click here!

SMASH-UP DERBY CHRISTMAS MASHUP ON "SANTASTIC 5" HOLIDAY ALBUM
Smash-Up Derby has contributed another holiday song to this year's "Santastic V," the annual holiday mashup/remix album compiled by DJ BC. The band contributes "Seven Nation Santa" -- their mashup of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" with the holiday classic "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." Click here to download!

SMASH-UP DERBY WELCOMES NEW SINGER MIMI LEE FERRARI
In January 2010, Smash-Up Derby welcomed Mimi Lee Ferrari as the band's new co-lead singer, joining band leader Adrian on the middle mics. She steps into the role formerly held by Trixxie Carr, who after four years singing with the band, has gone on to pursue other creative endeavors in theatre and performance.

LADY GAGA OPENS UP FOR
SMASH-UP DERBY IN LA!

Well, at least she did back in June 2008, at the Bootie LA 3-Year Anniversary Pirate Ball at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. Check out the video HERE!

FIND SMASH-UP DERBY ON FACEBOOK
Yup, we love social networking sites as much as the next band. So check us out on Facebook. Let's be friends!

SMASH-UP DERBY VOTED "BEST COVER BAND" IN THE SF BAY GUARDIAN'S BEST OF THE BAY 2009 READERS POLL!
Thank you to everyone who voted for Smash-Up Derby in the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay 2009 Readers Poll. We appreciate being voted the SF Bay Area's "Best Cover Band!"

SMASH-UP DERBY IS THE HOUSE BAND AT BOOTIE AT DNA LOUNGE
You can catch Smash-Up Derby twice a month at the DNA Lounge, where we're the house band at Bootie, the biggest mashup bootleg club in the world. The band hits the stage every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 11 PM sharp! The DNA Lounge is at 375 11th Street at Harrison. More info: BootieSF.com

SMASH-UP DERBY INTERVIEWED IN THE BEIJINGER, BEIJING, CHINA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER!
Check out this interview with Adrian in The Beijinger from March 4, 2009.

SMASH-UP DERBY IN CHINA!
Smash-Up Derby went to Beijing, China in March 2009 to play a series of shows at the famed nightclub Centro, at the Shangri-La's Kerry Centre Hotel. The band played three sets a night March 5-7, as part of a special presentation of Bootie Beijing, with DJs A Plus D and Beau Toxx. Smash-Up Derby is the first mashup rock band to ever play in China!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE TOUR BLOG!
CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS!



IN THE RECORDING STUDIO
We are nearly finished recording our long-awaited album! We're working on a dozen different songs, which we will be releasing as a full-length CD. Of course, for what we're doing, song licensing is a bothersome nuisance, so we'll probably be doing this underground style -- at least until we can find some sucker who wants to pay all the publishing companies and lawyers that represent the songs we're bastardizing! Stay tuned...

SMASH-UP DERBY A WEEKLY PICK IN THE SF BAY GUARDIAN
In the "Weekly Picks" of the April 9, 2008 issue of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, they write: "The only thing better than a mashup — that fantastic alchemy that makes two songs, played together, better than either is on its own – is a live mashup. Which is exactly why Smash-Up Derby — the world's only act to cover and mix songs on stage with actual instruments — is the crowning jewel on the bizarre tiara that is Bootie SF. (Imagine the bassist playing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and the vocalist singing "Billie Jean Is Not My Lover" and you'll have some idea.) This month, the strange (and strangely sexy) mashup party features the internationally renowned band along with French mashup master DJ Moule."

VOTED "BEST COVER BAND" – SF WEEKLY BEST OF 2007
Smash-Up Derby was voted "Best Cover Band" in the SF Weekly Readers' Poll in their annual Best of SF 2007 issue. Thanks, San Francisco!

INTERVIEW ON SFSTATION.COM
Adrian did an interview about Smash-Up Derby for SFStation.com, talking about the creative process of rearranging songs, being the house band at Bootie, and how band practice can sometimes make his brain hurt. You can read it all here.

SMASH-UP DERBY CHRISTMAS MASHUP ON "SANTASTIC 4" HOLIDAY ALBUM
Smash-Up Derby has contributed a holiday song for "Santastic 4," the annual holiday mashup/remix compilation. "Christmas Bop" -- their mashup of The Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" vs. "Deck The Halls," "Silent Night," and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" -- has been a part of the band's holiday sets since 2006 -- and now it's finally available for download!

SF BAY GUARDIAN BEST OF THE BAY!
Smash-Up Derby made the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay issue for 2006. Woo-hoo! We were an editor's pick in the "Entertainment and Nightlife" section, under the category "Best Tori Amos meets Slayer." You can read all about it here.

SMASH-UP DERBY ON YOUTUBE
There are quite a few videos of various Smash-Up Derby shows up on YouTube. Here are some of our favorites:
Smells Like Billie Jean

Black Sabotage
Closer To Rock n' Roll
Tricky Sandman
Girls Just Want Bloody Sunday
Sweet Nation Army Dreams - with audience singing along!
from Folsom Street Fair 2006 - guest starring Chuck The Bear!

DEAN GRAY - AMERICAN EDIT: THE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
On August 11, 2006, Smash-Up Derby presented the world's first mashup rock opera, based on the acclaimed (and banned) Green Day bootleg album, Dean Gray - American Edit. The show was performed live at the Bootie 3-Year Anniversary Pirate Ball at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, and featured performance artist Foxy Cotton in the main role, with the band providing the instrumentation and vocals.


THE STORY SO FAR:

Okay, look, we know how most of these band bios start. It usually goes something like this: Imagine a band that mixes [insert well-known indie band here] with [insert famous pop artist here] sprinkled with a dash of [for intrigue, insert descriptive noun here]. And of course, it's usually complete bullshit. Unless, that is, you're talking about SMASH-UP DERBY.

That's because SMASH-UP DERBY indeed does do all of the above – quite literally. In fact, they're a totally kick-ass rock cover band – except the singers think they're in a pop band. So while the band is cranking out rockin' renditions of songs by Nirvana, Franz Ferdinand, U2, or Metallica, the singers are belting out Madonna, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, or Run-DMC - at the same time.

On paper, it sounds like a train wreck, but in actuality, it melds beautifully. With the band's skillful execution, these "hybrid songs" sound like they were always meant to be together. You'll never hear the originals the same way again.

However, mashing up the music is only part of what makes Smash-Up Derby unique. Their stage presentation makes them one of San Francisco's most exciting bands, with singers Adrian and Mimi playing off each other, bringing a polished sense of glamour and theatricality to the proceedings. Meanwhile, the band – to put it bluntly – simply rock out with their cock out. It's a culture clash that's exciting to watch, and even more exciting to listen to.


PRESS PHOTO:

Click for high-resolution version.
Photo by Eric ShutterSlut


From left to right: Graham Ruby, Angela Momiyama, Adrian Roberts, Mimi Lee Ferrari, Matty C., Gavin Owen

©2010 Smash-Up Derby