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Portable

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Group Members: Sebastian Ciceri

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Portable derives their catchy rock sound from the likes of Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, and the Smashing Pumpkins with the melodic flare of Fuel and Collective Soul. Together, Chance (vocals), Gus Ciceri (guitar), Brian Levy (drums), and Jeff Menke (bass) recorded their debut album Secret Life in Supertramp's old studio digs, Media Vortex, in Burbank, CA. The album was issued in mid-1999 and Portable's post-grunge stylings allowed the band's name to soar out West. Menke left the band by the new millennium and Sebastian Ciceri hopped on board in time for the band's sophomore effort. Only if You Look Up, which was released on TVT in 2002, plugged elements of space rock and dream pop.