John Proietti
John has been a working Bass player for over 40 years on
the South Shore. He grew up sitting under his mom's piano
listening to her play and watching Uncle T blowing on his
saxophone. He knew he was destined to play music and he
did, from Rhythm & Blues to Country and Wedding Bands, he
did it all.  Starting in 1969 with Jeff's brother and other great
musicians like Mike Pizzi, Dave Angellis, Mike Farrell and the
list goes on.  He has played in bands such as Stone Column,
Small Change, Simplicity, Breakaway, Back to Back and
Common Ground with guitarist Rich McKinney and vocalist
Steve Hough and also Aces & Eights with Rich and Mike
Garvey. And for the last 12 years in Torpedo Ray with Jeff &
Rich. After a fun filled farewell show in 2012 John & Jeff
teamed up with guitarist Ben Sorenson and formed IDLE
RUMORS to start another chapter in his music life.

Bass - Fender American Deluxe Precision

Amps - Genz Benz Head and Gallien-Krueger cabs

Favorite bands - Allman Brothers, Chicago, Aerosmith, ZZ Top

Favorite Bass player - Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan