Sharif Kellogg - piano, bass, guitars.
The band sometimes credits him with being the most creative. Principally
as a keyboardist, Sharif shines as a creator of texture, elegance and melody.
He originally encountered ilyAIMY at a show at a cafe where he was so enraptured with the music he trailed
rob to an open mic later that week and asked to sit in.
He demonstrated a fantastic capacity for improvised
beauty that has made him a coveted accompanyist and an indispensible part of ilyAIMY's overall sound.
Born in Seoul, Sharif began playing piano pre-kindergarten in Taiwan.
He later picked up clarinet and trumpet through middle school in Gaithersburg,
MD, and then guitar and drums while in high school in Beijing. He's
also passed through New Dehli, India, the Ivory Coast and Massachusetts.
Eventually, he settled back in Maryland, and has recently picked up bass.
Sharif's exotic good looks come from a mixture of Japanese,
Chinese, Hawaiian, English, French, Scottish and a couple of Dutch genes.
He and ilyAIMY's percussionist, Rowan, have also found themselves special musical friends and started a Tool, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Tori Amos cover project called IO.