A “newbie” on the fertile New York City -Hudson Valley – Woodstock music scene, bassist Bettina Cataldi worships at the altar of warm hypnotic grooves and motifs which move a song in the manner of pocket progenitors Carol Kaye, Billy Cox, Duck Dunn, and Geezer Butler. However – she can furnish the flash ala Vulfpeck’s Joe Dart when the situation warrants!
Akin to many young players, Cataldi honed her chops at the School of Rock – in her native Long Island, playing shows as a bassist and vocalist covering artists spanning Frank Zappa, The Ramones, and Black Sabbath.
With only two weeks instruction on the instrument, Cataldi made her stage debut at the age of 8, rendering “Iron Man.” Bettina considers her first instrument voice and boasts a husky bluesy retro swing disposition much like her idol Amy Winehouse.
Cataldi works extensively with guitarist / recording artist / composer Sal Cataldi – noted for his acclaimed electro-blues-jazz fusion-indie folk Spaghetti Eastern Music ensembles.
Bettina is currently waxing her new yet unnamed project, drawing inspiration from Winehouse, Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner and Mac Demarco to name a few.