About

Smallvox comes in three flavors:

  1. A four-piece live band (Uma, Greg, Chris, and Jeff – see the first four pictures below)
  2. A two-piece live acoustic duo (Uma  & Greg)
  3. A four-piece recording band (Uma, Greg, Troy, and Harry – see image at the bottom of this page)

Below is information about band members.

Uma – Keyboards and Vocals
Uma has been performing on stage since she was a child. She performed in six productions in her last two years of college, and upon moving to Tucson, AZ in 2001, found two theater companies to work with. She’s been artistic director of several productions in Tucson and shared the stage with some well-known local talent. She currently teaches theater to young people, focusing on character development. Uma’s heart lies in writing and performing her own music. She played for six years in the band Episodes, and for four years she sang and played keyboards for Sock!fight. She also played and sang in the indie-rock band, Spelling Bee. She currently plays in Miller’s Planet.


Chris – Bass
Chris grew up in Tucson, where he started playing punk music in high school. He has played guitar and bass in a variety of bands including proto-screamo trailblazers A Band Called Moss, post-rock outfit the Hammer and the Harpsichord, and indie rock legends Spellingbee. Currently, Chris releases his frustrations by playing guitar in heavy rock act Creeper Van.


Greg – Guitar, Keyboards, and Vocals
Greg is the founding member of Smallvox. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He has written material for and performed in more than a dozen bands, including: Thieves of Reason, Underville, Dave the Band, and Eight Day Clock. His musical influences include jazz, folk, country, blues, rock, and pop. His songs combine catchy melodic hooks with thought-provoking lyrics.


Jeff – Drums
Jeff became interested in music and drums when watching a jazz band rehearse at the hotel his father worked at in the early 60’s. He started his musical career playing trumpet in junior high school, and switched to playing drums in the school orchestra and marching band. 

Jeff played in rock bands in the 60’s and early 70s then set music aside to raise two children. He became active again in the late 80’s and since has played, performed, and recorded with several bands, the last being a five-year run in a R&B/Latin Jazz band in Tucson. He has played in a variety of heavy goth-rock, blues, folk-rock, R&B, Reggae and straight-ahead and Latin Jazz bands.

Below is information about the two additional members of the studio band.


Troy – Bass and Vocals
Troy is a founding member of Smallvox. He plays in several bands around town and is a sought-after bassist, due to his great playing and singing abilities. He currently plays in the band Miller’s Planet.


Harry – Percussion and Vocals
Harry plays in several country bands in and around Tucson and has been recording and performing with Smallvox for several years. He also plays a variety of percussion instruments live and on recordings.

Smallvox Recording Band

Smallvox studio band: Greg, Troy, Uma, and Harry