Artists

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Doug Wimbish
From the legendary Sugar Hill Gang to the pioneering Living Colour, bass virtuoso Doug Wimbish has a celebrated career performing with world-renowned artists.

Doug Wimbish

“I’m not just a bass player, I’m a sound system.” From holding down the low end for the legendary rap label Sugar Hill, backing Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, to playing bass in the pioneering Living Colour, Doug Wimbish has lent his innovative and creative bass grooves and sounds to a high-powered roster of world-renowned musicians

Tom Petersson
Tom Petersson is the bass guitarist for the legendary rock group Cheap Trick. Tom is also known as the inventor of the 12 string bass.

Tom Petersson

Tom Petersson is the bass guitarist for the legendary rock group Cheap Trick. Tom is also known as the inventor of the 12 string bass.

Michael Manring
Michael has worked with a surprisingly diverse collection of musicians from New Age keyboardist Suzanne Ciani to avant-improv guitar innovator Henry Kaiser to celebrated folk troubadour John Gorka to experimental post-metal rockers Tim Alexander (Primus) and Alex Skolnick (Testament) to electro-pop pioneer Thomas Dolby. His long-term collaboration and close friendship with the late acoustic guitar genius Michael Hedges led to a lengthy stint as house bassist for Windham Hill Records; a label for whom he also worked as a solo artist, releasing four recordings under his own name: Unusual Weather (1986), Toward the Center of the Night (1989), Drastic Measures (1991) and Thonk (1994). These, along with his 1998 release The Book of Flame on the Alchemy record label earned him an international reputation as "a master of the fretless bass without rival." (Guitar Club Magazine, Italy). He has garnered two gold records, Grammy and Bammie nominations, a Berklee School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award and numerous Bass Player Magazine Reader's Poll awards including 1994 Bassist of the Year.

Michael Manring

Considered the world's leading solo bassist, Michael has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible on the bass for over three decades.

Steve Flato
Steve Flato is a composer and guitarist from San Diego, CA. He is interested in using the wide vocabulary of sounds and techniques found in experimental music to express and process his own internal experiences. He aims to use sound as a therapeutic tool by exploring anxiety, trauma, and loss and its potential for generating personal growth and meaning. His music encompasses microtonal/just intonation electric guitar, self-generating process pieces, noisy experiments with song-form, minimal text-based scores utilizing broken electronics, clusters of tones and textures written for pipe organ and filtered white noise, and pieces of musique-concrete exploring ambience and slow movement.

Steve Flato

"I had heard (Steve) play the Gizmo and immediately thought that its beautiful, ethereal tone and vibe would be great to mix with strings for IT COMES AT NIGHT" - Brian McOmber, Film Score Composer.

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