New Spin-Off Band - Ripley's Heart Announcement

Rob Shinno and Mr. M from Detroit are in production for a new album due our Spring of 2025!  The all original pop-rock album will feature 10 new tracks, heavily influenced by The Cure, Duran, Duran, The Smiths, New Order…

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Humphrey's Live - Nov 11th - Live Video Singles...

Hemisphere plans to release three live singles starting Dec 10th, 2024 starting with ‘Church Street Blues’ from the electric night at Humphrey's!  Stay tuned for mre release dates…

The 'Unity' album recordings

Some picts from this weekend's session, I was going to take the day off but here they are... a magical time at Spragueland studios, the Unity album drops WW July 1st 2022 with Tinderbox Music!

We are so excited to…

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Big World Live Hits 100K+ Views...

We are excited to share that our second music video to hit 100K views is the live version of ‘Big World’! … a big shout out to everyone who watched/shared/liked and commented on it… thanks to Sam Sprague/PEMDAS for the…

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San Diego Reader - Hemisphere Update...

Click the Unity album cover (releasing June 2022) to read the update in the San Diego Reader...

Hemisphere is Rob Shinno: Guitars, Backing Vocals and Vocorder, Don Bowman: Lead Vocals and Sax,  Michael McQuilken: Drums, Nate Brown: Bass and Groove…

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Local San Diego - Musico Musings

I wanted to start a series of blogs on local original musicians that I ran into, saw live or just liked their work! So let's get started..

1) Donna Larsen & Messengers - Donna and the group are a bit…

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PixelatedGeek Interview - Peter Sprague and Rob Shinno... Guitars and more...

An interview on PixelatedGeek with San Diego guitar legend Peter Sprague and Rob Shinno from Hemisphere on composition, recording, inspiration and future plans... see Hemisphere live at Humphrey's BackstageLive Oct 2nd... 

https://pixelatedgeek.com/2021/09/a-conversation-with-peter-sprague-and-rob-shinno/

Home - Video and Streaming Sleeper Hit!

I had asked Peter Sprague what track he liked the most when we finished mixing the AD album, and after a pause he said 'probably Home, yes Home...' well 10 months after the album release, Home is a sleeper hit…

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San Diego Reader - Oct 2nd Show Coverage

Promoting the spirit of unity, diversity, and equality, Hemisphere features openly gay members Rob Shinno (guitar, vocoder) and Don Bowman (vocals, sax), as well as Mike McQuilken (drums), Nathan Brown (bass), and Max Zape (keys). The band draws on rock…

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