The Diamond Light: Satellite Residency - May 22nd, 2017

Alright, so I've lagged a little on promoting this, but better late than never, right?

As mentioned in my last post, I've been filling in on bass with my friends, The Diamond Light, for their their May residency at the Satellite. It's been a blast so far, and we've still got two Mondays left. I actually kind of know the songs at this point, so this would be an opportune time to come check us out ;)

We hit at 11PM each week. Just go. 

http://www.thesatellitela.com

First Update in toooooooo damn long - May 18th, 2017

Man, I've been sleeping on updating this site for a minute now. Please forgive me. It's a been whirlwind of a couple of years.

The most significant update in Nate-land is that I've seriously upped my teaching game: I landed a gig as a Tenure-Track Music Professor at Los Angeles City College in mid-2015, and I'm just now wrapping up my 4th semester as a full-time Prof. It's been one hell of learning curve, and I had to seriously dial-back my gigging schedule for a year and change. I'm just now starting to aggressively play out again and get back in the public eye.

On the playing front, I'm still doing occasional travel dates with my main man, Matthew Morrison. We were in Jakarta just the other week and it was a fricking blast, though it was hell on the body. It's always great to re-connect with that crew which is comprised of some of my favorite people and players on the planet: Brad Ellis on keys, Dan Kalisher on guitar, Peter Antunes on the kit, and Jimmy Emerzian on saxamaphone. I've also been getting back out on the L.A. rock scene. Most recently I've been subbing with my homies The Diamond Light for their May residency at the Satellite. TDL are one of the best bands that my old band the Janks used to play with on the reg, and they're no doubt one of LA's best traditional-hard-rocking groups (clearly I'm biased, seriously though). I've been beyond stoked to link-up with those dudes and get back on the circuit in town. As per usual, I'm also doing a smattering of random live dates and recording sessions: a little bit of yazz, a little bit of musico popular... you know the deal. I've really been focusing on upping my home recording prowess as well, and I've had several rad remote sessions in my living room as of late. If you need bass tracks, get at me! I'll turn that shit around in hours flat so you can get on with yer life!!!

Anyways, I'm mainly just checking back in here to let you know that (A) I still exist, and (B) shit is happening on my end and lots of good things are afoot. I'm planning on doing a complete overhaul of this site this Summer, including new photos and an updated layout and design scheme. If you have comments or suggestions, hit me up in the comments section below or contact me directly. I'll be back with more news real soon!!!

Love,

Natron

New Single by The Janks - "I'm In It Now" - May 29, 2015

Check out the latest release by the The Janks, "I'm In It Now". This is our first fully acoustic single and it was recorded entirely in my living room.

Music & Lyrics by The Janks

Produced and Engineered by Nate Light
Mixed by Will Hampton at Sonus Bogus
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering

Personnel:
Zachary Adrian Zmed - Guitars, Lead Vocals
Dylan Joshua Zmed - Mandolin, Harmony Vocals
Nate Light - Upright Bass
Leon Ledoux - Snare Drum

New Single by The Janks - "Face the Night" - April 24, 2015

Here's the 4th single of the year by The Janks, "Face the Night". Check it!

Personnel:
Zachary Adrian Zmed - Guitars, Lead Vocals
Dylan Joshua Zmed - Mandolin, Harmony Vocals
Nate Light - Fretless Bass, Upright Bass
Leon Ledoux - Drums

Music & Lyrics by The Janks
Produced by Nate Light
Drums Recorded by Roland Gajate Garcia
All Other Instruments Recorded by Nate Light in his living room
Mixed by Will Hampton at Sonus Bogus
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering

New Single by The Janks - "Do it Anyway" - March 27, 2015

The Janks are unleashing yet another new single this month. Check out "Do It Anyway". It's a tip of the hat to Ween, Brian May, and bad decisions. Enjoy!

Personnel:
Zachary Zmed - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Dylan Zmed - Mandolin, Harmony Vocals
Nate Light- Bass
Leon Ledoux - Drums

Music and Lyrics by The Janks
Produced by Nate Light
Engineered By Miles Senzaki at Grandma's Dojo
Additional Overdubs Engineered by Nate Light in his living room
Mixed By Will Hampton at Sonus Bogus
Mastered By Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering

New Single by The Janks - "Millionaire" - February 27, 2015

We're rolling out the singles this year. Check out the latest release by my band, The Janks.

Personnel:
Zachary Adrian Zmed - Guitars, Lead Vocals
Dylan Joshua Zmed - Mandolin, Harmony Vocals
Nate Light - Bass
Leon Ledoux - Drums

Music & Lyrics by The Janks

Produced by Nate Light
Engineered By Miles Senzaki at Grandma's Dojo
Mixed By Will Hampton at Sonus Bogus
Mastered By Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering

 

New Single by The Janks - "Edge of Love" - January 30, 2015

Check out the newest single by my band The Janks!

Personnel:
Dylan Joshua Zmed - Mandolin, Lead Vocals
Zachary Adrian Zmed - Guitars, Harmony Vocals
Nate Light - Bass
Leon Ledoux - Drums

Music & Lyrics by The Janks

Produced by Nate Light
Engineered By Miles Senzaki at Grandma's Dojo
Mixed By Will Hampton at Sonus Bogus
Mastered By Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering

 

The Janks release "Living In Denial" EP - November 13, 2014

I can't express how happy I am to announce my first official release with The Janks, the Living In Denial EP. This 4-song release was co-produced by yours truly along with the rest of the band and it's a hint of what is to come in 2015. It's available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and pretty much anywhere else where you can stream or purchase music online. Check out the entire EP on Youtube below:

Adjunct Faculty at Cypress College - 1/27/2014

I'm very excited to announce that I've been added to the adjunct faculty roster at Cypress College in Cypress, CA. I've been asked to teach and design the curriculum for their Beginning Electric Bass course, and I'm in the process of developing an entire sequence of courses for the Electric Bass consisting of intermediate and advanced courses. I'll also be teaching private lessons to both upright and electric bass students. If you know any aspiring bassists in the North Orange County area looking for high-quality, low-cost instruction, send them to Cypress College!

G&L Write-Up - 12/30/2013

I'm really proud to play and endorse G&L basses. In addition to making top-notch instruments, the folks at G&L have been extremely supportive of my career. They recently did a very cool feature on some on my recent activity with Matt Morrison on the G&L website. Click the photo below to check it out!

"This Christmas" on The Talk w/ Matthew Morrison - 12/24/2013

Earlier this month, the Matthew Morrison band made our second appearance this year on the CBS program the Talk. This particular performance was in support of Matt's new EP "A Classic Christmas". In case you missed it, check out the video below. I'm playing a brand new M-2500 bass, courtesy of the good folks at G&L Guitars, through none other than a classic Gallien Krueger 800RB amp. Enjoy!

Nate Light Trio - Every Monday at Ye Rustic Inn - 12/01/2013

Hi all. I'm stoked to announce that my jazz trio will be playing every Monday night from 10:00PM - 1:00AM at one of my favorite bars in Los Angeles, Ye Rustic Inn. Ye Rustic is noted for its inviting atmosphere, its friendly and aesthetically pleasing bar/wait staff, and for having the best wings in LA.

Don't delay, come join the Nate Light trio for jazz and wings this Monday!

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