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Overview (2)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameNathan Harrell East

Mini Bio (1)

Nathan East was born on December 8, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Nathan Harrell East. He is married to Anita East. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Anita East (? - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Signature Yamaha electric bass guitars (BBNE2 and TRB6P), Yamaha parametric EQ NE1

Trivia (8)

Twins, named Sara and Noah, born to Nathan and his wife Anita. [May 2000]
Bassist.
Has played with Eric Clapton since 1984.
Has collaborated with several artists such as Quincy Jones, Elton John, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.
Played bass on the Eurythmics' 1985 music video "Would I Lie to You?" featuring Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart and Steven Bauer as directed by Mary Lambert.
Nathan is one of 7 children (5 boys/2 girls) born to Thomas and Gwendolyn East.
Holds a pilot's license.
Started out playing the cello from 7th to 9th grade in his junior high school orchestra, later discovering the bass guitar in his early teens. His greatest musical inspirations have been Ron Carter, Ray Brown, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Buster Williams, Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderley, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Herbie Hancock, Santana, etc.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on learning to cope with different tuning protocols for cello and bass, both of which he plays] When sight-reading music, the note you're looking for falls in different places on the neck of each instrument, so your brain has to compensate to be proficient in both. I gladly focused my attention on the bass and wired my brain for an instrument tuned in fourths.

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