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Chris Noto / Bio

FIRST , I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY FATHER THE GREAT JAZZ TRUMPET PLAYER SAM NOTO FOR BEING A MUSICIAN AS I WAS ALWAYS INFLUENCED BY HIM EVEN BACK IN THE DAY WHEN I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT. THANK YOU DAD ! I LOVE YOU ! THIS IS A SITE OF VARIOUS BANDS I HAVE BEEN IN THROUGH THE YEARS STARTING FROM 1972 , THATS WHEN I GOT MY FIRST BASS GUITAR IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA WHEN I WAS 12 YEARS OLD . I STARTED PLAYING BEATLES TUNES AND PROGRESSED INTO CREAM , LED ZEPPELIN , BLACK SABBATH AND DEEP PURPLE THEN I SAW EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER ON TV ON THE WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT FILMED AT THE CALIFORNIA JAM 1974 AND THAT WAS THAT. I GOT INTO PROGRESSIVE ROCK AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. IN 1974 I PLAYED MY FIRST LIVE SHOW AT THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER WITH MY FIRST BAND "THE INNER EAR" AND WE PLACED THIRD IN THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS AS WE WERE THE YOUNGEST MUSICIANS THERE, I WAS 13 YEARS OLD AND JEFF MARCUS WAS 13 AS WELL AND THE DRUMMER WHO WAS JEFF'S OLDER BROTHER BILL WAS 15. IN 1975 THE FAMILY MOVED TO CANADA AND I HAVE LIVED HERE MOSTLY SINCE THEN , BUT IN 1981-82 I WENT BACK TO LAS VEGAS ON MY OWN AND JOINED A BAND CALLED "FUTURE" PROGRESSIVE METAL REALLY BEFORE ANYONE HAD LABELED ANYTHING LIKE THAT, UNFORTUNATELY WE COULD NOT FILL THE VOCAL POSITION SO I LEFT THE GROUP TO JOIN A BAND CALLED NOTORIOUS OF ALL NAMES, AND MY FIRST GIG WAS OPENING FOR "MOUNTAIN" AT THE TROUBADOUR IN LAS VEGAS AND THAT WAS VERY COOL BECAUSE I GREW UP LISTENING TO THE BIG HIT OF THERE'S " MISSISSIPPI QUEEN" SO TO ME IT WAS AN HONOR. ALSO THAT NIGHT DENNY DENT OPENING THE NIGHT WITH HIS TWO FISTED ART ATTACT AND PAINTED JIM MORRISON FROM SCRATCH ON A BLANK CANVAS IN 3 MINUTES , YOU CAN FIND A PICTURE OF DENNY WITH THE PAINTING IN MY PHOTO'S IN THE LAS VEGAS FOLDER. SADLY DENNY DIED IN 2004 AND WILL SURELY BE MISSED IN THE ART WORLD. I MET DENNY AGAIN HERE IN TORONTO BACK IN 1986 AND HE REMEMBERED ME FROM LAS VEGAS 5 YEARS EARLIER WHICH WAS VERY COOL. I MISS YOU DENNY !........... THEN I DECIDED TO COME BACK EAST AND I HAVE BEEN BETWEEN BUFFALO MY HOME TOWN AND WHERE I LIVE NOW JUST OUTSIDE OF TORONTO. IN BUFFALO I PLAYED IN 3 BANDS , ONE WAS CALLED "SUN" AFTER THAT I JOINED A BAND CALLED " BUSTER ROXX" A HEAVY METAL BAND , THAT DID NOT LAST LONG AS I REALLY WAS'NT INTO THAT SO I MET UP WITH CARMAN RUBINO AND JOHN BARCELONA AND FORMED " EKTRA" WHICH STANDS FOR " ETERNITY KEEPS TIME REACHING AFTER" A PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND, EVENTUALLY I HAD TO COME BACK TO TORONTO, THINGS IN BUFFALO JUST DIDN'T PAN OUT. IN TORONTO IN THE 80'S I PLAYED IN A BAND CALLED "NRG" AND ALSO PLAYED IN "CERAFIM" AND PLAYED THE CLUBS AROUND TORONTO AND ALSO PLAYED AT THE ONTARIO PLACE FORUM WHEN IT EXISTED AND AT CANADA'S WONDERLAND IN 1987.IN THE 90'S I DID ALOT OF STUDIO WORK AND PERSONAL PROJECTS. I HAVE DONE SOME TRIBUTES TO MY FAVORITE BANDS WHICH INCLUDE ELP AND RUSH THAT CAN BE HEARD ON LIVE 365 " PROGRESSIVE ROCK AZUSA" RUN BY A FRIEND IN ARIZONA SAM BUTTERS..... WELL THATS IT I HOPE EVERYONE WHO VISITS ENJOYS THERE STAY.......................................MUSICIANS WHOM I'VE WORKED WITH IN BANDS, JAMS AND PROJECTS OVER THE YEARS , AND FORGIVE ME IF I FORGOT ANYONE : MY FATHER SAM NOTO , CARMEN RUBINO , JOHN BARCELONA , STEVE SCHIAVI , JOHN DELISIMUNOVIC , NEIL HARVEY , JOE PAWLOWSKI , MARCELLO CIURLEO , JOHN D'ADDONA , RICHARD MAZZARA , GLEN KACHULIS , MARIJA RAWLINS , KEVIN HOWARD , DAVE BARRETT , BRIAN WHITE , ANDY PARRISH , GREG ENGLISH , TED REINHARDT , JEFF MORRISON , MIKE MANN , RANDY MANNING , STEVE KURUC , JOHN KEENS , JAMES " THE SKINNYCAT " KARSWICK , FRANK CAMARDO , LEX BATTEN , RON MANCUSO , JEFF MARCUS , BILL MARCUS , ANDY DIKENS , BRUCE McDONALD , MARK DUNBAR , JOE RAPOZZO , STEVE MYERS , CHARLIE RINGAS , STEVE GARDINER , CHRIS BURRELL , PHIL DUNCAN , JASON GEUNTHER , BRIAN MUSSER , JEFF MARTIN , MIKE CHAMPEAU , DAN CHARBONEAU , PETE GRECO , JOHN JABLONSKI , ROSS STEWART , ED TROSCIANCZUK , CHARLIE AMORE , DENNIS DIMARCHI , DANNY WILLIAMS , DAVE SHEPHERD , NEIL HARVEY , PHIL NARO , ED BERNARD , TROY FEENER , WILLIAM HARE AND MOST RECENTLY JAMMED WITH MAURIZIO GUARINI OF ITALIAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND "GOBLIN". AND ALSO PLAYED IN THESE BANDS AS FOLLOWS; YOUNG AND RICH , COLD PASSION , SPECTRUM , BUSTER ROXX , SUN , EKTRA , NRG , CERAFIM , FUTURE , NOTORIOUS , THE INNER EAR , WINDOW PANE , TRI-SYNDROME AND RIP "ROCK IN PROGRESSION" AND OF COURSE THE CHRIS NOTO BAND>>>SEE BELOW FOR TIMELINE AND A MORE ACCURATE BAND ORDER>>> I ALSO SAT IN WITH GAMALON A VERY LONG TIME AGO {1982} IN BUFFALO AND THAT A COOL THAT TED REINHARDT LET ME DO THAT, WE PLAYED" LED BOOTS" BY JEFF BECK.... THANK YOU TED ! ............. ALSO CLICK ON THE LYRICS SECTION ON EACH SONG FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THAT PARTICULAR SONG. MOST RECENTLY JAMMED WITH MAURIZIO GAURINI OF GOBLIN

General Info

Band Members
Chris Noto Bass Guitar
Artist Name
Chris Noto
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/chrisnotoband
Active Since
03/08
Genres
Jam / Progressive Rock

Contact Info

Location
Mississauga, ON, CA

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