Nels Dielman - Producer, Drums
Keri Johnson - Vocals
Joshua Geller - Guitar
Charles Chastain - Bass
Steve Stassi - Trumpet
Mike Rotondi - Trumpet
Matt Lilley - Saxes
Mike Harrington - Bass Bone
Roger Johnson - Percussion (studio)
Nathalie Wood - Vocals (studio)
Bob Harrington - Bass Bone (live)
Jacqui Walker - Vocals (live)
Vien Hong & Shaun Lang Photographers

Urban Family Dog (UFD): an 8-piece American retro funk-rock ensemble and horn section formed in Los Angeles, California. Fronted by dynamic singer/songwriter Keri Johnson, their musical style fused traditional funk with elements of other genres including hip hop, rap and progressive rock. One of the unique features of UFD's groove is the upside-down relation of the guitar and bass. Charles Chastain's funk-filled slap bass is extremely busy and rhythmic, while Josh Geller's open, syncopated guitar parts tend to weave around the grooves. UFD's horn section, known as the K-9 Brass, played film-score motifs and jazzy, open solos.

UFD's third CD, 3-Finger Charlie, named in tribute to bass player Chastain (who attended Grove School of Music) is a reference to his grisly encounter with a Skilsaw November 2001 and his subsequent recovery. Chastain successfully duplicated all the parts previously recorded with four fingers with only three functional digits in subsequent live performances. 3-Finger Charlie was produced, engineered, and mixed by new drummer Nels Dielman and was recorded entirely in the band's studio in Westchester, CA.


Selected Works

Hyundai Elantra N LaunchBroadcast Advertising

Hyundai Tucson N-Line LaunchDigital Advertising

Hyundai Kona N LaunchBroadcast Advertising

Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV LaunchDigital Advertising

Hyundai Tucson PHEV LaunchDigital Advertising

Sparklight This Town Is BuzzingBroadcast Advertising

PIMCO Graphic RedesignCorporate Design

Swarovski KioskVideo Content, Animation

Lexus FCV RedesignCorporate Design

PIMCO Brand RefreshCorporate Design

Sparklight Going PlacesBroadcast Advertising

Wonderful Halos Brand LaunchCorporate Design, Branding

DW Kitbuilder 2.0 Web AppCorporate Design

Kia Soul Shuffle SlamCorporate Design

Lexus FCV TeaserCorporate Design

CableONE Greatest Town On EarthBroadcast Advertising

PIMCO WSJ TimelineCorporate Design

PIMCO BrandCorporate Design

PIMCO Smart Beta SiteCorporate Design

Lexus FCV LF-SACorporate Design

Lexus Dark RideCGI Video Content

Lexus FCV LF-LCCorporate Design

CableONE Dream BiggerBroadcast Advertising

Lexus FCV LF-C2Corporate Design

PaoloPersonal Illustration

Lexus FCV RXCorporate Design

Hess Toy Trucks CGIBroadcast Video

Lexus FCV GS FCorporate Design

Speedshape Brand RefreshCorporate Design

Lexus Enform Logo SequenceCorporate Design

Selfless PortraitsIllustration

Duncan Hines Bake OnCorporate Design


Lexus InnovationCorporate Design

Lexus L-StudioCorporate Design

Lexus LS Launch SiteCorporate Design


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