Bassist Professor John Releases Debut Funk Album, Freshman Orientation…
Professor John just released his debut album Freshman Orientation on April 21, 2016. The album includes 9 songs that were written, performed, produced, and mastered by Professor John.
John Mallanda aka Professor John was born and raised in Marietta, GA. John’s parents had him involved early in piano lessons and the middle school band, but music never really stuck for him….until one day when he was 14, he heard the bass guitar played live. Now 27 years old, John has a resume that includes playing bass with various musicians around Atlanta, producing hip hop and R&B instrumentals, and contributing bass lines to other artists’ music. With this background, John has crafted a unique style of funk that features the bass guitar and is heavily influenced by such artists including Marcus Miller, the Brother’s Johnson, Parliament Funkadelic, and Victor Wooten. Professor John was chosen as one of Atlanta’s Top 3 RAW Artists of the Year in 2013 (www.rawartists.org). Professor John is local to Atlanta, GA and has been performing his solo act at venues around the city including Smith’s Olde Bar, the Hard Rock Cafe, and Piedmont Park for the last year and a half.
Professor John is a great bassist and producer and is a great representation of artists in the metro-Atlanta area, and the funk bass lines on Freshman Orientation are sure to move your feet and your soul. For more information, visit online at: