Roberto Miguel

Roberto Miguel Reyes
Also known as Miguel from Oakland
Born (1981-01-26) January 26, 1981
Origin Oakland, California, U.S.
Genres Singer-songwriter, Folk punk, anti-folk, folk, country
Years active 2005–present
Labels lakebed recordings
Associated acts Citizen Fish, Leftover Crack, Greg Ashley

Roberto Miguel, a.k.a. Miguel from Oakland (born 26 January 1981 in Oakland, California), is an American singer, songwriter, and visual artist.[1] His music often utilizes a mixture of political ideologies, humorous themes, surreal self-retrospection and local identity. He has played with Leftover Crack and Citizen Fish.

Musical career

Starting the trombone from age 12, with musical instruction from east bay anti-violence activist Andres Soto. Miguel soon accomplished the styles of jazz, ska and various Latin styles.

While performing with Leftover Crack, Miguel was invited to join another Alternative Tentacles band, Citizen Fish, on their U.S. and U.K. tours. He has been a member since.[1]

Poetry and art

Miguel was once referenced by American comics in a series titled BellyButton Comix by Sophie Crumb. In 2007, Miguel produced a series of intricate etching and pen line drawings inspired by concepts in George Bataille's seminal book The Accrused Share. In 2009, his art was video projected at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York city by a band performing there. It was presented as a video art project accompanying his song, seasons. It was not an official Whitney Museum exhibit.



  1. 1 2 Plato, Catherine (29 July 2009). "Oakland's Troubadour". East Bay Express. Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
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