Eban Schletter is a prolific composer and songwriter who has written music for countless television shows including Spongebob Squarepants, Mr. Show with Bob and David and the Academy Awards. His feature film scores include the 2005 remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and New Line Cinema’s Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. He has also maintained a steady output of solo albums which explore a broad range of musical genres.
For over a decade, he has been the musical right hand man for comedian Paul F. Tompkins: music director/arranger for Paul’s infamous live variety shows at LA’s Largo at the Coronet, and providing the piano atmosphere for the acclaimed Pod F. Tompkast.
A multi-instrumentalist, Eban has performed on keyboards, drums, bass, clarinet and other instruments with a variety of artists, including Jill Sobule, Grant-Lee Phillips and Garfunkel & Oates.
Over the years, he has often been called upon for his piano playing skills. He performed a song (recorded live on set) with Mandy Patinkin in the film Run Ronnie Run and appeared as the piano player in a scene with Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master (where his piano improvisations were also used).
But, it is his abilities on the Theremin which he is fast becoming recognized for. He has played Theremin on albums by Tom Freund, Sean Pawling and The Doubleclicks, and performed on the instrument in Ryan Gosling’s film Lost River.
Fun Facts about Eban Schletter:
- Dressed in character as a rocker chick named “Debbie”, Eban was the original drummer for legendary “all girl” San Francisco rockers Stone Fox (1989-1991).
- Eban is a lawyer who received his JD from the University of San Francisco School Of Law and passed the California State Bar exam in 1993.
- Eban performed the organ “Intermission” on the classic Tool album, Aenima (1996).
- Once, dressed like an elf, Eban squeezed onto a piano bench with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne to accompany them in a song with Triumph the insult comic dog (Osboune Family Christmas Special, 2003).
- The first article ever written about Eban was about how, after his child’s toy train set was recalled due to toxic lead paint, he received a thank you gift from the company, in the form of a new train car which was soon also recalled for toxic levels of lead (2007).
- More than once, dressed in a pink fluffy caveman outfit and wearing a fake mustache, Eban played keyboards for Carlos Mencia, who was dressed like a dinosaur (Comedy Central’s Mind Of Mencia, 2007).
- Eban’s voice can be heard on several Official Sea World Marine Mates Talking Plush stuffed animals.