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 or without 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)

Robben Ford - Special guest at Guitar Workshop Plus 2019 Seattle Session

Forest Dance - Active folk-rock ensemble with Gary Stroutsos and Tony Garone

Dee Daniels - Jazz vocalist

Michael DeRosier - Former Heart drummer

Everett Symphony - 1992 season

Jim Basnight - Singer/Songwriter

Mike Faast Bands - The Jangles, Celebration Blues Band and The Archtops Jazz Band

Eric Madis - Blues and Jazz Vocalist/Guitarist

Roger Fisher - Founder and former Heart guitarist

Art Foxall - Saxophone and vocal with Little Richard and Overton Berry

Guy Johnson Band - Classic Rock dance band

Stephanie Anne Johnson - Contestant on The Voice

The Mod Men - Classic rock dance band currently performing in Seattle area

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 1970’s

Michael Shrieve - Former Santana drummer

Diane Schuur - Grammy winning jazz and pop vocalist

Jeff Simmons - Formerly with Frank Zappa

Two Scoops Combo (Eric "Two Scoops" Moore) - Boogie Woogie pianist/vocalist/song-writer

West Coast Women in 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 and Tulalip

Centerstage Theatre

Columbia City Theater

City and Park Events - Many events with many bands

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 (Seattle)

Oxford Saloon

Owl Cafe (now Conor Byrne)

Parker's Ballroom

Railway Club - Vancouver, B.C.

Rosario Resort

Royal Esquire Club

Salty's - Alki Beach 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

U.S.O. Tour of Far East in 1986 - Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa, Japan and The Phillipines

Education:

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

Teaching:

Cornish College of The Arts - Bassist/Sideman in Student Ensembles - 1985
Roberts Music Institute - Bass and Ukulele lessons, Ukulele Ensemble, 60’s Rock Ensemble - 2014-15
Mill’s Music - Private lessons on bass, ukulele and guitar - 20005-16
Guitar Workshop Plus - Seattle Session - Bass Instructor and Performer - 2017 and 2019