John Avila

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John Avila
John Avila at the House of Blues, April 7, 2006
John Avila at the House of Blues, April 7, 2006
Background information
Birth nameJohn Avila
BornSan Gabriel, California
GenresRock, hard rock, new wave, ska, alternative rock, Chicano rock
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1978–present
Associated actsOingo Boingo, Food for Feet, The Mutaytor

John Avila is an American bassist and music producer, best known for being in the new wave band Oingo Boingo from 1984 to 1995.[1]


Avila co-founded the music group Food for Feet [2] in 1981, and played with them until 1991.[3]

In 1984, he joined Oingo Boingo, replacing bassist Kerry Hatch. He played with Boingo until 1995. Avila has worked with many other musical acts including Psychotic Aztecs and Neville Staple in his backing band "The Hitmen".[4] Avila owns and operates the recording studio, Brando's Paradise.[5] He is currently the bass player in the Los Angeles-based multi-media group the Mutaytor [6] and The Gama Sennin.


  1. ^ "John Avila". Discogs.
  2. ^ "Food For Feet". Discogs.
  3. ^ "John Avila Biography". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2012-07-16.
  4. ^ Paul Williams - "You're Wondering Now - The Specials from Conception to Reunion; Part Two "Neville Staple".
  5. ^ "Brando's Paradise". Discogs.
  6. ^ "Mutaytor".

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