THE SINGING BOIS is a queer retro quartet based in Oakland, California. Part boy band, part Rat Pack, they create spaces for masculine-of-center, non-binary, and POC musicians within new and vintage styles such as R&B, soul, rock, jazz, and Latin genres. Twisting gender expectations, they blend musical precision, playful staging, and sexy swagger. Their high energy shows feature original songs and unique covers of pieces by everyone from Sam Cooke to Selena.
The Singing Bois have been telling queer, butch, and trans stories through music since 2014. They have performed at a variety of Bay Area venues including El Rio, Studio Grand, Galería de la Raza, UC Santa Cruz, SF LGBT Center, The Women's Building, Dyke March, Santa Cruz Pride, the Fresh Meat Festival, and the National Queer Arts Festival.
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Vassi was saved by music growing up a queer, Indian, immigrant, masculine of center without the words for that ever evolving tomboy/tuffgirl swirl. An alum of Berklee College of Music, Vassi is grateful for the opportunity to fuse a range of musical styles while uplifting oppressed communities, bringing people together, and serving as a catalyst for social change and collective resistance. In other moments, s/he works with young people, teaches somatics, takes photos, and loves on her dogs and beloved peoples.
Rhonda grew up in Oakland, CA, and she has been performing on strings and things since her days in college. She's adept at many musical styles including ska, prog-rock, Motown, and merengue. When she's not performing with a variety of Bay Area bands, she can be found driving to rehearsal. Rhonda's a bowtie enthusiast and she loves the music of Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers.
Terezia is a singer, pianist, and composer based in Oakland, California. She performs a variety of styles, including jazz, pop, folk, indie, and R&B. She also works as a somatics practitioner, LCSW, and trains in martial arts.
T. Carlis Roberts
T is a composer, performer, and scholar based in Oakland. T writes music for theater, film, and other musicians, and has performed with artists including Las Bomberas de la Bahia and The Crane and the Crow. When not making music, T teaches at UC Berkeley. Find more details on T's website.