Francis “Rocco” Prestia – BassBass, Current Lineup
Francis “Rocco” Prestia is the innovator of ‘Fingerstyle Funk’. His bass lines on tunes such as “What Is Hip?’ are legendary among fans and music professionals alike.
He has produced a top notch instruction video, title “Fingerstyle Funk”. It is an excellent resource for any aspiring bass player. The bonus for any Tower of Power fan, is it includes video footage of the entire band.
Bass Player Magazine made Rocco the subject of a major article in its December 1997 issue. His photo was on the magazine cover.
Rocco has released his own solo project, “Everybody on the Bus”. It is in release around the world. The work was produced by Carmen Grillo and includes the following players (among others): ‘Doc’ Kupka, Jeff Tamelier, Chester Thompson, Bruce Conte and David Garibaldi.