My name is Dustin Treinen, I'm a bass player living in Los Angeles, CA, but grew up in Omaha, NE. Since the age 14 I've played bass in bands varying in genre from post-rock to grunge to progressive metal to rock and pop. With such a versatile background, I am confident that I am capable of tastefully incorporating a variety of influences into anything I write and quickly adapt to any style. The genres I enjoy most are alternative rock and various types of electronic-based music, but a lot of my bass playing experience has come from being in a progressive metal band for 8 years. I have played a fundamental role in the writing process and playing in an experimental band such as this has helped me develop strong technical skills. My eclectic style has been further pushed by my involvement in several other bands in which I have been the primary songwriter while at other times following the lead of another songwriter. These experiences have provided me with the skill-set to write original music and work cooperatively with other musicians. While I am technically proficient in bass I also have some formal training in piano and classical guitar. Beyond purely technical skills I have a good ear, precise scale work, and familiarity with music theory. While this is a constant balancing act in its own right, I still work full-time and continue to practice bass on my own. 

Bands/Artists I've Worked With:

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Below is a list of some of my music-related accomplishments

  • Recording Academy (Grammy) Voting Member
  • Endorsed by Ernie Ball
  • 6 Grammy First Round Ballot Nominee Considerations
  • 2 full length albums nationally distributed through Sony
  • toured the United States on several occasions
  • performed live hundreds of times
  • performed in front of audiences as large as 3,500
  • performed at and participated in red carpet events
  • performed at numerous large music festivals
  • Past endorsement with Schecter Guitars 
  • 5 Omaha Entertainment Award Nominations
  • 2 Omaha Entertainment Awards
  • written and recorded work for a national television commercial
  • reviews/articles/interviews in magazines such as Revolver, Alternative Press, Outburn, and Decibel
  • reviews/articles/interviews on dozens of websites
  • filmed two music videos
  • participated in television, radio, and podcast interviews
  • 8 albums featured on Spotify

 

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Bands I have shared the stage with:

  • Blondie
  • Russian Circles
  • Japandroids
  • Underoath
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Surfer Blood
  • Poison The Well
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Darkest Hour
  • Mondo Generator
  • Terror
  • Unearth
  • The Red Chord
  • The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Bleeding Through
  • Jessie Payo