Stephen Michael RESTAINO is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and recording engineer from Long Island, New York. He has been a professional musician for (slightly) over 20 years and has played in front of 3 to 3,000 people over the years. In the corners of the worst dive bars, and on large auditorium stages, he's a pro. He is known for being a progressive bass player, and Frank Zappa freak, but started out on guitar and continues to strive for his "happy zone" during all performances.
Steve plays; Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keys, Harmonica, Drums, Lap-steel, Uke & Mandolin.
He has shared the stage with too many bands to count and has become a go-to guy for session and pick-up gigs. He has rocked from Maine to Florida and on some of New York's finest stages, including the famous CBGBs, Westbury in the round, & the small stage at Jones Beach Theatre. Adding to that list recently, is The Cape Cod Melody Tent, and main stages at fairgrounds in MA, NH, & NY.
On top of recording & producing numerous bands and artists in his studio he has written and co-written over 170 songs, and released 5 albums and countless demos. As of 10/2012 Steve plays guitar with "CKR", & "Gonzo Morelli". He also does pick-up gigs on Bass, Drums, & Guitar.
"Checked out your stuff and it sounds great! I would be happy to get into some mixing and mastering with you"