NoaH BEAR RUBINSTEIN
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Mouth Trumpet, possessed by higher love at times
I write songs and play guitar because how it makes me feel...uplifted, expanded, grateful, open-hearted and joyful . I taught myself to play guitar when I was a kid. For years I was way better at air guitar than I was at actually playing. Thankfully I had the chance to play in some great bands over the years...but I never made music my living until I had a mid-life "crisis" a few years ago. My mom was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer and I realized I was done running a company I had built from the ground up, GoodTherapy.org. I left the company in 2017 and begin doing music full time. I'm so grateful to finally have the confidence, courage and vision for writing and playing my own songs in a way I didn't have in my youth. Thank you for taking the time to check our website. I really hope you'll dig the vibration we're puttin' out through our songs.
Lead Vocals, Keyboards, walking between realms, unicorn status, mama to Lady Bug
Raised in a musical family, I grew up singing and my mother taught me to play piano. I lived in San Francisco for nearly a decade singing and playing keyboard/synth in various bands and music projects, playing live shows at local venues and livin’ it up! Music styles ranged from indie-rock and singer/songwriter to electro-dance. Simultaneously, I was on an inner journey of growth, spiritual connection and self-awareness. Music projects and jam sessions continued during the two years I lived in Maui, Hawaii, where I began to combine my vocal chant ceremony singing with my songwriting style. I followed my heart to Olympia to be with my love, Noah, where our mutual love of music naturally entwined into our current music project, and I look forward to exploring this new singing expression in songs I write with Waking Bear.
Drums / Percussion / Cow bell and mind control beats that make the audience dance
Funky drummer from Rochester, New York. Played percussion through most of school but started really playing kit in my sophomore year and haven't stopped since. Ended up playing in college, an entertainment-company and a lot of groups with many varying styles. I've always had a love for all kinds of music and I've carried that with me into my playing. I love music, and I'll never stop spreading the love!
Lead Guitar, Transmitting magical uplifting solos of glorious rainbows
I was born in Ithaca, NY in 1988 and started learning guitar at the age of 17. By 21 I started getting serious about being a musician. I'm influenced by traditional country guitar and blues as well as folk and contemporary rock. Inspired to perform in a band as a opportunity to spread love contagiously and give people a grand ole groovy time, I like adventures, mind blowing concepts, and breakfast.
Bass Guitar / That groovy bass guitarist chin nod when Cory's feeling the music
I am a Utah spawn of '91, and grew up in a family of creative weirdos. Music has always been a vital part of my mind, playing whatever I get my hands on by ear. I really started learning how to process it all in vigorous college training. I've since composed under the guise: Flalaski for games and puppet theater, and finally, I found the pure joys of performing with fellow musicians in settings that motivate the listeners [Especially the dancing!]. Waking Bear resonates with much of why I feel music really matters, and I'm excited for it.