Band Member Bios

Alex Wiseguitar, vocals
AlexGuitarist/singer/songwriter Alex Wise has produced twofog swamp 3 solo albums, Blurred and Front Porch, and his funk band The Shreep‘s CD, Shreepwalkin’, was released by Gianormous Records. Wise has made numerous TV & radio appearances, has performed extensively all over the U.S. and Asia, and his songs have been used in feature films and video games. He’s shared the stage with Brian Stoltz, The Monophonics, members of The Radiators, Hootie & The Blowfish, George Porter Jr. and others. Alex also hosts a radio show on environmental issues called Sea Change Radio, which airs on over 60 stations around the country.

Schad Daltondrums, percussion
A native Ohioan and international man of mystery, Schad Dalton fog swamp 3brought his drumming talents to San Francisco to escape the brutal winters of his home state. First picking up a pair of drumsticks in the fifth grade, Schad hasn’t put them down in nearly 20 years (rumor has it he sleeps with a pair of sticks clasped in his hands, leading to many broken alarm clocks over the years). Schad began his career at the age of 16, has recorded an EP of original music with his former band –As of Yet– and has done hours of session work. Schad has been influenced by such drummers as Carter Beauford, Keith Moon, and Dennis Chambers and has shared the stage with such artists as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for all you know.

Ted Silvermanbass, vocals
Checkin' you outWhen he’s not toiling with technology, Ted Silverman spends his fog swamp 3time playing mandolin, bass or guitar with anyone who will give him a chance to show off his G run. Ted lives in San Francisco, plays rock, swing, blues, bluegrass and more and is a founding member of the Chazz Cats as well as Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys. Ted has performed in Europe, at clubs up and down the West Coast and at Festivals like the Oregon Country Fair, The Strawberry Music Festival and The Haight Street Fair.

Matt Twain – keys and vocals
Matt Twainfog swamp 3 has performed with several stand-out Bay Area bands such as The Fall Risk, Froggy, The Rangers and various permutations of Box Set. An accomplished vocalist who has performed the National Anthem before tip-off of his beloved Golden State Warriors, Matt began his professional singing career at the ripe age of 8 when he sang in a C&H Sugar commercial.

Andy Charmatz – guitar, vocals
While lamenting the fact that he can only play one guitar at a time, Andy is happy to be fulfilling his guitar obsession with fog swamp 3Fog Swamp.  He has also played and recorded with Luminous Newts, Abstract Sky, The Reliables and makes guest appearances in the Bay Area with friends.  Don’t forget to ask him about his solo instrumental acoustic album “Printers and Guitars”!

Jeff Ballard – harmonica, percussion and vocals
JeffBallard4Jeff Ballard has played and recorded blues harp and jazzfog swamp 3 harmonica with bands such as The Fall Risk and Alex Wise. A versatile session player, he has recorded with numerous Bay Area artists and shared the stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jack Casady and Phil Lesh.