It’s a bass, not a cello.
— Michael Notticello
 
 

Stage Name: Michael Notticello

Born Mike Eytcheson, I've been performing primarily as a bassist in many musical settings since the 1960s. I've been performing a solo act and leading my own bands since 2004. I conceived the stage name Michael Notticello (not a cello) because customers would frequently ask if my bass was a cello. Notticello popped into my head one day, borrowing letters from Italian names Botticelli and Funicello. When I realized there was no "real" person named Michael Notticello using that domain name on the internet, I claimed Michael Notticello as my stage name, domain name and business name.

I currently sing and play many styles of music with my own accompaniment on ukuleles, guitars, upright and electric basses, keyboard and trumpet with live looping equipment.

Prominent artists I've performed with:

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)

Dee Daniels (Jazz vocalist)

Michael DeRosier (former Heart drummer), Everett Symphony (1992 season)

Roger Fisher (Founder and former Heart guitarist)

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

Stephanie Anne Johnson (contestant on The Voice)

Scott Lindenmuth Group (Jazz/Rock Fusion), Goldy McJohn (formerly of Steppenwolf)

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

Lee Oscar (Formerly of War), 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)

Two Scoops Combo (Eric "Two Scoops" Moore), West Coast Women Blues Revue

Wheedle's Groove Seattle Soul Revue, Woody Woodhouse (Jazz and Blues vocalist)

Prominent places I've performed:

Argosy Cruises, Bake's Place, Bagley Wright Theater, Benaroya Hall - Nordstrom Recital Hall, Bite of Seattle, Bloedel Reserve

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

Centerstage Theatre, Columbia City Theater, Concerts in The Parks - Bellevue and Seattle

Doc Maynards, Egan's Ballard Jam House, Experience Music Project (EMP) - Sky Church

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, Meydenbauer Center, Museum of Glass - Tacoma,

New Orleans Restaurant, Oxford Saloon - Snohomish, Owl Cafe (now Conor Byrne),

Parker's Ballroom, 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), 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)

Education:

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