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  • Reader Spotlight: Mike Smith

    Reader Spotlight: Mike Smith

    Meet Mike Smith, a bassist from the UK who keeps extremely busy with a life of music. What struck me is that Mike said he would love music to be his day job… it isn’t. But he does have a day job, and he plays in five bands (that we know of!) Mike is the... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Paul O’Moore

    Reader Spotlight: Paul O’Moore

    Meet Paul O’Moore, a man who had a career in music long before he picked up an instrument. But Paul eventually picked up a bass and the rest – as they say – is history. Paul is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of January 19, 2015. Here’s his story… Bio:... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Alasdair McLachlan

    Reader Spotlight: Alasdair McLachlan

    As the person who reads all of the Reader Spotlight submissions we receive, I get to read a lot of great stories. This one, told by bassist and No Treble reader Alasdair McLachlan is one of my favorites. There’s just something cool about a person living the dream the way Alasdair appears to do, with... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Thomas Melville

    Reader Spotlight: Thomas Melville

    Many bassists we cover here didn’t start out on bass. But for Thomas Melville, the path was about as unique as it gets. There’s no doubt that he found his calling. Just check out this quote from his story: There’s no greater feeling than locking in with the drummer and playing a tasty bass line... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Meet Russ Rodgers, an accomplished bassist and teacher with a career spanning more than 30 years. Pretty cool when you can claim Adam Nitti and Todd Smallie as your students, and Russ has also studied under some top notch bassists as well. Russ is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of December... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Daniel Boland

    Reader Spotlight: Daniel Boland

    Meet Daniel Boland. Daniel learned to play eight different instruments before realizing bass was his calling. His story is a touching one – and one we found easy to select as this week’s reader spotlight. Bio: It was roughly 14 years ago that my mother got diagnosed with a terminal illness. Being just a kid,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Nelson Montana

    Reader Spotlight: Nelson Montana

    Meet Nelson Montana, a musician who plays eleven instruments in total. But thankfully, he claims the bass as his primary one. While he started out on other instruments, he said he fell in love with the bass, “the feel, the sound, and the majesty of it.” We dig that. Nelson also has some great thoughts... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Michele della Malva

    Reader Spotlight: Michele della Malva

    Meet Michele della Malva, a bass player who hopes to play for 1,000 years. Michele’s dad got him his start with music and playing, and though it was the wrong instrument (guitar), it paved the way for Michele to find the bass. Michele keeps busy playing in a variety of bands and is wrapping up... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Linus Abrahamson

    Reader Spotlight: Linus Abrahamson

    Meet Linus Abrahamson, a musician from Sweden who never seems to sit still and has certainly accomplished quite a lot in his musical career: three separate projects happening right now (with his fourth on hiatus due to “people having babies”), a double master’s degree in music education, and more. Linus is No Treble’s reader in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Valerio “Fluido” Celentano

    Reader Spotlight: Valerio “Fluido” Celentano

    Meet Valerio “Fluido” Celentano, a bassist who was born in Italy but has made his way to New York City in pursuit of his musical career. Valerio is quite the character, as you’ll soon see. I’m not sure I’ve met a person here who has even close to the musical interests as he does –... »