About Us

MoTide is a collaborative musical project from the works of the thunderous duo, Jeremy Franklin and Gabe Scheid.

The project is inspired by organic instruments and music as well as forward thinking pop, hip hop and jazz.

The two gentlemen bring to the table very different backgrounds which can be heard in the music.


Gabe Scheid.
(Production/Sax and Woodwinds)

Gabe received his master's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado in 2015, after completing his bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Iowa. Gabe has traveled internationally performing with various groups and continues to play and teach in the greater Des Moines area.

Jeremy Franklin

Jeremy has an engineering background in applied sciences and audio production. He received his Music Production degree from Berklee College of Music and Industrial Engineering degree from Bradley University. He produces transformational events with Beyond the Sound and produces electronic music with Hydrolab.

Motide Q&A

Did you have any interesting jobs before Motide?

Pizza Hut Delivery Driver

Industrial Engineer and Product Tester for Bosch

What are some of your favorite video games?

Iʼm stuck at least 10 years in the past! Dig the Final Fantasy series and Super Smash, of course.

Super Smash 64 and Mario Cart

You guys play any sports?


Watching grass grow.

What are some of your favorite bands/musicians?

Boards of Canada, The Doors, Jaga Jazzist, The Mars Volta, Bonobo, Radiohead and Donny McCaslin.
Kooks, Phoenix, Animal Collective, Bibio, Cat Empire, Nujabes, GXploding and a bunch more!