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Reader Spotlight: Ade Heslop
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Reader Spotlight: Ade Heslop

Meet Ade Heslop, a bassist from Northampton who went from glam rock in the 80’s to pop/rock/indie currently. Ade is our player in the spotlight for September 20, 2011. Bio: Ade Heslop, aka Tenacious Ade and never one to ‘let it go’, is the diving force behind Northampton covers band BOXEDDY. I’ve done a lot, played a lot, had a...

Reader Spotlight: Mike Herrel
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Reader Spotlight: Mike Herrel

Meet Mike Herrel, a bassist living in Frisco, Texas. Mike is our player in the spotlight for September 13, 2011. Bio: I began playing bass in grade school and later did the high school band thing, playing lots of Rush tunes. I attended BIT after high school and since then have become a lifetime music student. I played in a...

Reader Spotlight: Michael Modeste
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Reader Spotlight: Michael Modeste

Meet Michael Modeste, a jazz-turned-metal bassist from Hartford, Connecticut. Michael is our player in the spotlight for September 6, 2011. Bio: I am the bass player in a metal band called Dead by Wednesday. I’m a finger style bass player with a jazz background that somehow fell into the world of heavy metal. I’ve studied privately with John Patitucci and...

Reader Spotlight: Jon Willis
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Reader Spotlight: Jon Willis

Meet Jon Willis, a bassist from Savannah, Georgia who got his start studying with Beaver Felton, and has more than 20 years experience as a bassist. Jon is our player in the spotlight for August 30, 2011. Bio: Began playing bass in early 90’s. I bought a Hot Licks VHS featuring Beaver Felton and soon found out that he lived...

Reader Spotlight: Kristoffer Carter
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Reader Spotlight: Kristoffer Carter

Meet Kristoffer Carter, a bassist from Akron, Ohio who regularly headlines solo bass looping shows around Ohio and Chicago. Kristoffer is our bassist in the spotlight for August 23, 2011. Bio: Kristoffer Carter came up through the Cleveland, OH music scene as the touring bassist for ska rockers The Twistoffs, then reinvented himself as a laser-focused pop songwriter. The result...

Reader Spotlight: Scott Kellogg
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Reader Spotlight: Scott Kellogg

Meet Scott Kellogg, a bassist who got his start with hardcore music in the 80’s (and remembers vinyl), but still looks forward to reinventing his musical self after 27 years of playing. Scott is our player in the spotlight for August 16, 2011. Bio: Scott cut his teeth on American hardcore music in the 1980s, and quickly branched out into...

Reader Spotlight: Roland Millington
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Reader Spotlight: Roland Millington

Meet Roland Millington, a bassist from Peoria, Illinois and our player in the spotlight for August 2, 2011. Bio: Rocking, rolling, and generally stumbling through notes for the past 28 years on violin, bass, keys, etc., my musical interest span the gamut from electronica to country. However, I learned early on that if you want a paying gig in this...

Reader Spotlight: Peter “Janus” Zarate
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Reader Spotlight: Peter “Janus” Zarate

Meet Peter “Janus” Zarate, a bassist from San Jose, California who counts a “old top hat with modified goggles” as part of his gear. Peter is our player in the spotlight for July 26, 2011. Bio: I’m a San Francisco Bay Area native and left-handed bassist with a penchant for the peculiar and the macabre. I’m also a lover of...

Reader Spotlight: Lonnie Trevino Jr.
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Reader Spotlight: Lonnie Trevino Jr.

Meet Lonnie Trevino Jr, a bassist from Austin, Texas who works as a full-time bassist. Lonnie is the No Treble player in the spotlight for July 19, 2011. Bio: I am a working bassist of 28 years from Austin Texas. I’ve Toured world wide with the likes of Monte Montgomery, Mike Zito, Tommy Shane Steiner, Papa Mali, Deadman among others....

Reader Spotlight: Bill McGarry
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Reader Spotlight: Bill McGarry

Meet Bill McGarry, a bassist from North Reading, MA and our player in the spotlight for July 5, 2011. Bio: I’m a 44 year old guy, married with two kids and a dog, who still thinks he’s 18! A huge heavy metal/rock fan who has been to more Kiss concerts than he can remember, followed very closely by Twisted Sister....