|Origin||New York City|
|Genres||Indie pop, Bossa nova|
Jon Marshall Smith
Mosquitos is a New York City-based musical band consisting of guitarist Chris Root, keyboardist Jon Marshall Smith, and Brazilian singer JuJu Stulbach. The sound of Mosquitos has been described as a mix of bossa nova and indie pop.
Root and Stulbach met in New York City, and later recorded their first tracks together in Brazil. Root had to leave Brazil without a finished mix, but soon after met Smith back in New York City. Eventually the three teamed up and formed Mosquitos. Much of the band's lyrics are autobiographical, referring to the relationship between Root and Stulbach.
- 2003 - Mosquitos (Bar/None Records)
- 2004 - Sunshine Barato (Bar/None Records)
- 2006 - III (Bar/None Records)
- Chris Root is also the leader of A.M. Sixty.
- JuJu Stulbach sings in both English and Brazilian Portuguese.
- The band's song, Boombox, was heard on a first season episode of the FX Network show Nip/Tuck, on a first season episode of the Fox Network show The O.C., on an episode of MTV's The Real World, and a fifth season episode of Malcolm in the Middle.
- JuJu sings a cover of Have You Ever Seen the Rain?, originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival in a 2008 GE commercial.
- The modern band is not associated with "The Mosquitoes", the fictional band that played on "Gilligan's Island TV show. Gilligan's Mosquitoes were Les Brown Jr. (Bingo), George Patterson (Bango), Ed Wade (Bongo), and Kirby Johnson (Irving). In fact, Patterson, Wade and Johnson were actually "The Wellingtons", singers of the TV show's theme song.
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