Reader Spotlight: Nick Montou
Bassist Nick Montou’s resume just sounds cool. He’s the bassist for a well-known zydeco band from Lousiana, and one who has a pretty wicked double thumb slap style (see the videos below).
Nick is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of October 14, 2013.
I am a 27 year old bassist from Southwest Louisiana and currently play with the internationally known zydeco band “Sean Ardoin & Zydekool”. Recently, my twelve years of dedication towards music has led me to be an emerging artist with MTD Kingston basses through DanaBGoods.
I’ve had the pleasure of touring around North America when I was a senior in high school with the previously mentioned artist.
I am a bass instructor at a local music shop and love to help other musicians succeed in their gifts!
Linehandler for cargo vessels and Bass Instructor.
Bands & Gigs:
I am the bassist for Sean Ardoin and Zydekool. We play just about anywhere from small town gigs to festivals and corporate events. Sean’s music is a mixture of old school Beau Jacque zydeco, James Brown funk with an R&B twist. People who come out to our shows never have a dull moment! I am also recording and producing my own solo bass project that should be released early 2014.
- MTD Kingston ZX5
- Tobias Growler 4
- Fender Precision Standard 4
- Gallien-Krueger 800Rb
- Gallien-Krueger 410 RBH
- Boss GT-10b Pedalboard
Why I play the bass:
I caught the sound of Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers one day while watching VH1, about thirteen years ago. The video for “Higher Ground” was playing, and I knew I had to pick up a bass and share my heart with it! I began taking bass lessons from Trip Wamsley and have never stopped playing since. Music is my passion!
My bass superpower/claim to fame
Right now, I’ve been getting some good feedback from my Youtube videos. I do lessons, cover songs and share techniques I have learned over the years. Also, I’ve been recognized for my double thumb slap style. :)
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, Beau Jacque, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Trip Wamsley, G Love and Special Sauce, Snarky Puppy, Tower of Power, Average White Band, James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire.
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