Roberto Miguel

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Roberto Miguel
Also known as Miguel from Oakland
Born (1981-01-26) January 26, 1981 (age 33)
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, Kimya Dawson, 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. Roberto maintains a strict vegan diet and leads a straight edge lifestyle. He has played with Leftover Crack and is currently a member of Citizen Fish.

Musical career[edit]

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[edit]

Miguel has had poetry published 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 displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York city. It was presented as a video art project accompanying his song, seasons.



  1. ^ a b 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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