IAN McFADDEN

Classically trained as kid, I branched out in all directions as an adult and now have very broad tastes in music (jazz is my center of gravity) and a lot of experience playing various genres and instruments.

As a musician, I camp out at the low end of the audio spectrum, playing bass by preference, because I like being part of the engine that makes a band go. But I can play most instruments with strings, plus keyboards. I also play drums as a strictly educational activity—helps me communicate with drummers—but you don't want me holding down the percussion on stage.

And I sing, in a Neil-Youngish sort of way that's usually more useful for harmonies than leads. Other hats worn: songwriter, composer, arranger, recording engineer, producer.

Thanks, Mom! Those piano lessons gave me a lifetime of momentum in a direction that feels good but will never put gas in the car.

 I have been playing drums and percussion in bands in Oregon since 1984. The acoustic side of American music, including genres described as Americana, Newgrass,Country, Folk-Rock, and Jazz are what I like the most. I have played with Oregon-based bands Due Northwest, Sideroads, DreamDog, Big Mountain Country, and now Tatiamo.

 

All about the band. This is who we are and what we love —

STEPHEN CAIRD

JOEL NARVA

 

 

MOLLIE WILLIAMS

Music is my passion. I am 26 years old and I have been singing almost my entire life. It took me a little while to get comfortable singing in front of people but I am finally there and I absolutely love it. I started singing with Tatiamo, alongside my lovely mother, a few months after she and Ian formed the band, and we have been getting ourselves out there slowly but surely.

My experience in the recording studio has been a real asset to me as a performer. Having been my first studio experience, I found a confidence that I didn’t have before. It is a great experience, and I’m very happy to be part of this group.

I’ve been exposed to many different types of music in my life and have been influenced by Norah Jones, Bob Marley, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Rebelution, Adele, Tracy Chapman, the Dixie Chicks and Yo Yo Ma, among others.

I started playing guitar about 45 years ago. I already had been singing for some time in the choir at church. After seeing the Beatles “Help!”, I was hooked on the playing guitar and singing thing.

Later on I was heavily influenced by Jackson Browne, and other singer-songwriters. I began writing my own music, and then suddenly I was 29, starting a family and working full time. I managed to keep music in my life, but not as  much as I wanted. But because I had a great job, I was able to retire relatively young with the determination to play as much music as I can.

And so I am. After playing in a multitude of cover bands, I (and the rest of the group) can now write music and bring it to the band even before it’s completely finished. It’s probably the most creative group I’ve been in since I was a very young lad.

I have been singing for over 30 years. I mostly sang at church, weddings and funerals. For a few years I sang with 2 friends, performing for fund raiser events.

Creating Tatiamo with Ian McFadden was a dream come true. We added my daughter, Taylor Treadwell as another vocalist. Having her in our group has been pure joy for me!

I am passionate about music and making great harmony with our group. We've come a long way in a short time, and it's an amazing experience.

TAYLOR TREADWELL

 

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