Michael Notticello Bio

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Stage Name: Michael Notticello


Born Mike Eytcheson, I've been performing primarily as a bassist in many musical settings from the 1960s to the present.

I've been performing a solo act and leading my own bands since 2004.
I conceived the stage name Michael Notticello (not a cello) after explaining to customers for the umpteenth time that my bass was not a cello.
Notticello popped into my head one day, borrowing letters from Botticelli and Funicello, which are real Italian names.
When I realized there was no "real" person named Michael Notticello using that domain name on the internet, I claimed it.

 

 

Prominent artists I've performed with:

 

The 57's (50's & 60's rock)

Overton Berry (From 2004-2008 I was the bassist in The Overton Berry Ensemble which has been a favorite with Seattle jazz and pop fans for decades. I was the bassist on two of Overton's CD's "Eleven is Forever" and "Live at Admiral" which was nominated for a Grammy in 2006)

Rod Cook (local blues and americana guitar virtuoso)

Dee Daniels (Jazz vocalist)

Michael DeRosier (former Heart drummer)

Everett Symphony (1992 season)

Andre Feriante (Classical and other styles of guitar and ukulele virtuosity)

Roger Fisher (Founder and former Heart guitarist)

Art Foxall (Texas tenor sax - recorded on first Little Richard album)

James Howard Blues Band

Guy Johnson Band (50's to 80's hard rock)

Bernie Jacobs (Jazz vocalist, saxophone and flute)

Stephanie Anne Johnson (contestant on The Voice)

The Klez Katz (Klezmer band)

Johnny Lewis (Jazz, soul, pop)

Scott Lindenmuth Group (Jazz/Rock Fusion)

Goldy McJohn (formerly of Steppenwolf)

Mary McPage Blues Band

Stefan Mitchell (New Faith composer and vocalist)

Tim Noah (Emmy Award winner and composer of Children's songs and Americana)

Dana Osborn Band (60's - 80's rock)

Lee Oscar (Formerly of War)

Rafe Pearlman (New Faith composer and vocalist)

Michael Powers (Smooth jazz composer and guitarist)

Jay Roberts (Jazz guitar virtuoso and son of virtuoso guitar legend Howard Roberts)

Savannah Sin City Ramblers (my first full-time rock band in the late 70's)

Michael Shrieve (former Santana drummer)

Diane Schuur (Grammy winning jazz and pop vocalist)

Jeff Simmons (formerly with Frank Zappa)

Song Vendors (name for rock bands I lead)

Stackable Clowns (60's - 80's rock)

Tim Turner Blues Band

Two Scoops Combo (Eric "Two Scoops" Moore - New Orleans Boogie Woogie)

West Coast Women Blues Revue

Wheedle's Groove Seattle Soul Revue

Woody Woodhouse (Jazz and Blues vocalist)


 

Prominent places I've performed:

 

13 Coins

Argosy Cruises

Backstage

Bake's Place

Bagley Wright Theater

Benaroya Hall - Nordstrom Recital Hall

Bite of Seattle

Bloedel Reserve

Boxley's

Casinos - Little Creek, Muckleshoot, Quilceda, Quinalt, Seven Cedars, Tulalip

Center For Spiritual Living, Seattle

Centerstage Theatre

Columbia City Theater

Concerts in The Parks - Bellevue and Seattle

Doc Maynards

Eastlake Zoo (back when it ROCKED)

Egan's Ballard Jam House

Elliott Bay Pizza & Pub - Mill Creek, Wa.

Experience Music Project (EMP) - Sky Church

Fabulous Rainbow Tavern

Four Seasons Olympic Hotel

Give Peace A Dance Concert Series at Seattle Center House

Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle

Hotel Sorrento

Jazz Alley - Seattle

KEXP Radio w/Overton Berry Trio (in late 2004)

Lopez Island Community Center

Marianna Ristorante - Renton

Meydenbauer Center

Museum of Glass - Tacoma

New Orleans Restaurant

Oxford Saloon - Snohomish

Owl Cafe (now Conor Byrne)

Parker's Ballroom

Peter Guy's Cocktail Lounge - Kent, Wa (1976, when it was still common to work six nights/week somewhere)

Poop Deck (Anchorage Inn), Kent, Wa (1977-9, when it was still common to work five nights/week somewhere)

Railway Club - Vancouver, B.C.

Rosario Resort

Royal Esquire Club

Salty's - Alki and Redondo Beach

The Savoy - Vancouver, B.C.

Seattle Art Museum

Smith Tower

Space Needle (100 Level Grand Opening Ceremony)

The 4th Ave Tav - Olympia in the 80's!

Taste of Edmonds

The Triple Door.- With Overton Berry in the Legends of Seattle Jazz Concert as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival on 11/9/2005

Tim Noah's Thumbnail Theater

Tula's

Unity Churchs of Bellevue and Seattle

U.S.O. Tour of Far East in 1986 (Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa, Japan, Phillipines)

Wild Vine Bistro

 

 

Education:
Cornish College of The Arts - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Jazz  - 1985