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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.

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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Joey Z
Joey Z of Life of Agony - A hard rock/metal crossover band from Brooklyn, NY. Best known for their debut album "River Runs Red", LOA has shared stages with the biggest names in rock for over two decades, including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other studio albums include "Ugly", "Soul Searching Sun", and "Broken Valley."

Joey Z

Joey Z of Life of Agony - A hard rock/metal crossover band from Brooklyn, NY. Best known for their debut album "River Runs Red", LOA has shared stages with the biggest names in rock for over two decades, including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other studio albums include "Ugly", "Soul Searching Sun", and "Broken Valley."

Fernando Perdomo
Fernando Perdomo is a powerhouse of the LA music scene who lives and breathes music and The LA Weekly dubbed as "The millennial answer to Todd Rundgren". A veteran at 37, he has made a name for himself as an in-demand Producer, Singer/Songwriter, and Multi-Instrumentalist. Perdomo is a product of the eclectic record collection he put together at an early age as a regular customer in every thrift store and flea market in Miami. Perdomo owns and operates Reseda Ranch Studios. Some of his current projects include folk legend Linda Perhacs, Dean Ford, Andy Pratt, Rebecca Pidgeon, Cristina Vane, Jacob Jeffries, The Dirty Diamond, Ex Norwegian, Alih Jey, Emitt Rhodes (as a bass player), Dave Kerzner (as a bassist and guitarist), Cait Brennan, Ken Sharp, and TV music for Honda, Target, McDonalds, Goya, Dunkin Donuts, Toyota, Shameless, and Dexter. Fernando's touring and recording credits include Christian Castro, Paulina Rubio, Soraya, Mika, Sam Moore (of Sam and Dave), Frankie Negron, Hilary McCrae, Elsten Torres, and Dave Kerzner. Fernando performs annually on the Cruise To The Edge, a progressive rock music cruise experience, as the guitarist for Dave Kerzner Band. In 2017, he performed with Dave Kerzner Band at ProgDay Festival, ProgStock Festival, and Progtoberfest III and is slated to perform at ProgDreams VII Festival in Amsterdam in March of 2018. In 2014, Perdomo joined acclaimed LA band The Dirty Diamond and performed at The Greek Theater, House of Blues, The Avalon, The Roxy, and The Troubadour. In 2015, Fernando recorded most of the bass and guitars on the acclaimed album "New World" by Dave Kerzner, along with Steve Hackett (Genesis), Keith Emerson (ELP), Simon Phillips (The Who), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Durga McBroom Hudson (Pink Floyd), Francis Dunnery, Nick D'Virgilio, Billy Sherwood and more. In 2017, Fernando also recorded most of the bass and guitars on Kerzner's highly-acclaimed second solo album, "Static". On October 12, 2015, Fernando was one of the guitar players at the "Echo In The Canyon" concert in Los Angeles with Fiona Apple, Jakob Dylan, Regina Spektor, Beck, Cat Power, and Jade Castrinos. Fernando will also be on the companion album of the project scheduled for release in the spring of 2018. Fernando Perdomo's 5th solo album, and his first Instrumental Progressive Rock album, will be released by Forward Motion Records on February 9, 2018. "Out To Sea" was recorded and produced by Perdomo at his own Reseda Ranch Studios, mixed and mastered by Grammy Award Winner Zach Ziskin, with cover art by Paul Whitehead. Previous covers by Whitehead include Trespass, Nursery Cryme, and Foxtrot by Genesis. His 4th solo album, released summer 2017, "The Golden Hour" was recorded at the iconic Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, with engineer Adam Hill, and Reseda Ranch Studios in Reseda, CA, mixed and mastered by Grammy Award Winner Zach Ziskin.

Fernando Perdomo

Fernando Perdomo is a powerhouse of the LA music scene who lives and breathes music and The LA Weekly dubbed as "The millennial answer to Todd Rundgren". A veteran at 37, he has made a name for himself as an in-demand Producer, Singer/Songwriter, and Multi-Instrumentalist.

 

Vernon Reid
Vernon Reid is the founder, guitarist and main songwriter of the band of Living Colour. He is ranked as #66 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of the the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Vernon Reid

Vernon Reid is the founder, guitarist and main songwriter of the band of Living Colour. He is ranked as #66 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of the the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Edith Crash
Edith Crash is on the rise and people are noticing. She was recently included one NPR's list of favorite SXSW discoveries, and described as "bluesy, folky music that is all very dark and strange, complimented by her sultry voice." Indeed, Crash's latest and most haunting record 'Partir' combines her impassioned, French singing with thunderingly loud guitar playing dedicated to her late mother. Though self-released, this stormy LP was produced by Alain Johannes (who has worked on records with Queens Of The Stone Age, PJ Harvey, and Mark Lanegan). Crash recorded its entirety live as a one woman set on the studios 11AD in LA. Edith Crash, both in sound and style, is reminiscent of young Françoise Hardy deep in a Tom Waits obsession. That said, it's no wonder both her music and her likeness have appeared in feature films like the Eli Roth horror film "Knock Knock." The uniquely cinematic quality to her music comes in full-bodied melodies, dramatic vocal delivery, and a penchant for Western folk drama.

Edith Crash

Edith Crash belongs to no one. In fact, her music—sung in French, Spanish, and English—transcends the international origins of this one-woman band by blending them all into one cohesive project. Inspired by dark experimentalism of vastly different artists such as Portishead, Jacques Brel, and PJ Harvey, Crash's dynamic mix of folk and grunge is as much of a cross-cultural creation as the singer herself. Born in France, raised in Spain, and based now in Los Angeles, Crash's songs defy genre by pulling bits and pieces from clamoring post-punk, bluesy folk, and vigorous Spanish guitar.

Brittany Frompovich
As a working bassist, she regularly does shows on double bass, electric bass, and guitar, covering a wide range of genres. She is often called for pit work for choral and music theater productions. She has shared the stage with Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi), Jason Everett (solo artist, Deep Energy Orchestra), Ashleigh Chevalier (solo artist/singer songwriter), Tyler Reese (jazz fusion artist), Toby Fairchild (Keller Williams Band), Bruce Middle (eleven time WAMMIE nominee), Michael Dimin, Stewart McKinsey, Darren Michaels, Aaron Gibson, Edo Castro, Scott Varney, Scott Fernandes, Bill Clements, and Kent Beatty. As a solo bassist and solo artist she has opened for artists like Trip Wamsley and UK solo bassist Steve Lawson. She has performed and given clinics at Musicians Institute, NAMM, Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp, BassBreak Live, Adam Nitti’s Music Dojo, The Bass Coalition’s Summer Workshop, LoHio, The Glass City Get Down, the Washington Music Bass Day Summit, DeepGroove Bass Day, The Virginia Bass Forum, and numerous private events. She has been featured as a clinician at bass community events alongside artists like Bryan Beller, Adam Nitti, David Dyson, Steve Jenkins, Anthony Wellington, Norm Stockton, Donovan Stokes, and Rufus Reid. Her clinics inspire professional and novice musicians alike. Ms. Frompovich is a exceptional and gifted private teacher; her students wholeheartedly recommending her to potential students without reservation. As a multi-instrumentalist, she teaches lessons on cello, double bass, electric bass, theory and guitar. She successfully teaches both recreational music makers and many serious students who have started their own careers in music. “Brittany is a consummate musician and educator. Her commitment to the art and her students is unparalleled! The dedication she shows to her students as well as the bass community has set an example for many others to follow.” – Mike Dimin, bassist, educator and author of The Art of Solo Bass and The Chordal Approach “No Bull, she’s the real deal. No side job here; as teacher and musician, music is her life! Lady Bass is a true and much needed representative of & for the arts & music professions. Those who know her & benefit from her teaching and friendship are lucky indeed.” – Roger Munch, former student and solo artist Brittany also has a gift for community building. She combined that talent with her love for bass, leading her to create the Virginia Bass Forum. The Forum is an organization that hosts events to build bass community and assist bass players in the NoVa/DC/MD areas in improving their craft. Through the Forum, she has had the privilege of hosting major artists such as Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, solo artist), Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani), Adam Nitti (solo artist, Kenny Loggins), Michael Dimin (solo artist, author), Kevin Walker (Kayne West, Wilson Picket band), Steve Lawson (solo artist), Trip Wamsley (solo artist), and Dr. Donovan Stokes (solo artist, bass instructor at Shenandoah University Conservatory). Ms. Frompovich is passionate about music, music community, and the bass; she is always advancing her creative journey as a musician and as an educator. Brittany proudly uses and endorses Spector Basses, NS Designs basses, LightWave basses, Warwick amps, Lathon Bass Wear, the Nitewalker Bass Guitar Tube Preamp, GHS Strings, the Gizmotron, and Guardian Pro cables.

Brittany Frompovich

Brittany Frompovich is an in demand and highly regarded musician, clinician, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator who currently resides in the Northern Virginia region. Jazz luminary Gerald Veasley introduced her to bassist Jimmy Haslip as “a beautiful player on both electric bass and double bass.” Her band mates describe her playing as “highly creative”, “solid”, and “beautiful”. Her solo performances are unique, poignant, earthy, organic and highly creative.