My name is Shawkat Sanbar. I’m a Los Angeles native. My name in Arabic means longing and desire. I’m Palestinian on my dad’s side of the family and Costa Rican on my mom’s.


Music has always been a huge part of my life. With my dad playing in a band in the 90s, there were always instruments around the house for me to pick up and learn. Now I’m always playing bass and keyboard in any free moment I have. I love going to punk shows and have been in a few bands myself. Being surrounded by music and people that love it has always been really comfortable for me.