The 8G Band
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The 8G Band is the house band for Late Night with Seth Meyers. The band is led by Saturday Night Live alumnus Fred Armisen. Armisen is the second former Saturday Night Live cast member to lead a band on Late Night; the first was Paul Shaffer. He assembled the 8G Band, named for the studio where the show is taped, just two weeks before the test show. He texted friends Seth Jabour, Syd Butler and Eli Janney (“What are you guys doing this week?”), then found first drummer Kimberly Thompson through an audition. Guitarist Marnie Stern later joined as well. The band frequently has guest musicians sit in, often for an entire week. Additionally, Armisen is often absent for weeks at a time, to film and promote his TV show Portlandia.
- Fred Armisen (bandleader, rhythm guitar, drums)
- Seth Jabour (lead guitar)
- Syd Butler (bass)
- Eli Janney (keys)
- Marnie Stern (lead/rhythm guitar)
- Kate Pierson (vocals)
- St. Vincent (guest bandleader, guitar, vox)
- Brendan Canty (percussion)
- James Canty (keyboards, sub for Eli Janney)
- Eleanor Friedberger (rhythm guitar/vocals, regular sub for Fred Armisen)
- Jeremy Gara (drums)
- Susanna Hoffs (guitar)
- Nathan Larson (lead guitar, sub for Seth Jabour)
- J Mascis (guitar, special guest for "Dinosaur Week")
- Bob Mould (guitar, special guest )
- Brad Paisley (guitar)
- Maya Rudolph (tambourine and vocals)
- Captain Sensible (guitar)
- Matt Schulz (drums)
- Elle King (vocals)
- Jon Theodore (drums)
- Chad Smith (drums)
- Kimberly Thompson (drums)
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- "Bob Mould to Sit In with 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers". Retrieved 21 December 2014.
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