Hello! My name is Andrew M. and after studying music at Arizona State University briefly I departed for Austin, TX which served as a central hub for my musical travels and adventures. After touring extensively throughout Texas, North America, and Europe, playing between 100-200 gigs per year for 5 years, the Austin Chronicle listed me in the Top-Ten best bassist in Austin. I started teaching lessons in 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed watching the success of my students. My students advance quickly on their instrument as I combine music theory with application in live situations. I can help students become more proficient with their instrument and also illuminate the mysteries of song writing and arranging through technique, harmony, and philosophy. I have a versatile teaching style and can accommodate any students unique learning style. So whether you want to play funk, R&B, blues, jazz, latin, rock, pop, or country I can help you achieve your musical goals and have fun along the way!
BFD is Texas' premiere cover band with a fusion of American rock, soul, and hip-hop. Having performed at large events like Baylor University and for the San Antonio Spurs, they bring high quality and big atmosphere to any level, whether it is small venues, weddings, or private events. BFD plays in excess of 200 shows a year ranging from Anchorage, Alaska to Key West, Florida.
After earning accolades from the Texas Chapter of The GRAMMY’s, Moonlight Social was named one of the Best New Bands in Austin and featured on the TV show, "Welcome To Indie Country." They surged forward to grace the stage of the sold-out Country USA Festival in Wisconsin, represented Texas at Indie Week Canada 2014, and placed among the Top 3 in The Recording Conservatory of Austin's Unsigned Artist Competition 2014. Most recently, they appeared at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards during The Ram Truck Round-Up as part of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival.
Stingray Productions is an entertainment company that provides live music entertainment to bars, nightclubs, and casino’s throughout Texas and Louisiana.
...a potent combination of New Orleans street rhythms, swampy backbeats, jazzy infusions, and a most sincere and innovative approach to the blues... Novelli’s second CD demonstrates his clear ability to write and perform songs with the most soulful artists anywhere. His blues are sophisticated and creative in a way that so few blues CDs are today. He deserves attention as one of the best storytellers in the blues today.
—Michael Kinsman, Blues Revue #136 Sep-Oct 2012
“The Jake Levinson Band has their own unique yet familiar sound- chock-full of the blues while blending soul, country, a little funk, and some latin and eastern influences. Formed in Guatemala in 2009, the group came home to Texas to build a local fan base before launching their European tour. The travels of the Jake Levinson band seem to be paramount for their ability to achieve a sense of international blues music.
Stargazer Productions of Austin, Texas specializes in booking and producing high energy Texas Cover Bands, Wedding bands, Corporate bands, Top 40 bands, 80's bands, Dance bands, Party bands, DJ's, Tribute acts and other quality entertainment for parties, weddings, corporate events, special events and clubs.