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At AboveTheBridge we strive to make music matter. We are an independent, online, music publication and entertainment website founded in the Bay Area in 2018. We operate on the principles of supporting independent artistry and expression to the best of our abilities. Our team produces multiple different genres of content ranging from artist interviews to album reviews to live sessions and much much more! 

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DANTE PELLEGRINO
Founder/Editor-in-chief
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Hey there, my name is Dante Pellegrino. I am from the Bay Area in California. Four score and seven years ago I made a little Instagram account where I shared my thoughts on certain albums that I enjoy. What it turned into is what you’re viewing right now. Outside of AboveTheBridge and music, some things I enjoy are hiking, playing spikeball and running. Some of my favorite musicians ever include Red Hot Chili Peppers, J.I.D, Bright Eyes, Kanye West, The Front Bottoms, Led Zeppelin, and Mac Miller.

Ian Parish
Co-Head Writer
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Hi! I'm Ian Parish. I am from St. Louis, Missouri, and I had been following the ATB project for a little under a year before I started writing reviews and articles. I love all kinds of music, but especially hard rock, as well as some very calm singer/songwriter records. Favorite bands/artists include: Black Midi, Queens of the Stone Age, Remo Drive, Highly Suspect, Hozier, Phoebe Bridgers, Kendrick Lamar, Talking Heads. 

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Mateo Leonardo
Lead Videographer & Music Matters Producer
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Born and cultured in the Bay Area. Being latino, music is a main course of my life. Its a blessing to witness the ever changing Hip-Hop scene and twice a blessing to be with the AboveTheBridge team.

Vincenzo Pellegrino
Co-Head Writer
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Hey! My name is Vincenzo Pellegrino. I’m a Jazz musician from the Sierra Nevada area and family to the founder, Dante Pellegrino. As a big admirer and follower of this website, I am so thrilled to be apart of a community of fellow music lovers. I have a very diverse music taste, with my main genres being Jazz, Neo Soul, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary R&B. Some of my favorite artists include D’Angelo, Jacob Collier, John Coltrane, Daniel Caesar, Anderson .Paak, Kneebody, and Bill Evans.

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Juliette Musante
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Head Playlist Curator
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Hey everyone! My name is Juliette Musante and I’m from the Bay Area! I have always been surrounded by music my entire life, and it has been one of my passions for as long as I can remember. I hope to work in the music industry someday and hopefully get to channel some of my passion for music into a career in the future. As far as instruments go, I play a bit of guitar and decided to try to learn how to play over quarantine! I listen to all kinds of music and some of my favorite musicians are Mac Miller, Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, and Harry Styles.

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Chief Graphic Designer 
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I’m Edward Clement I’m from Newport Rhode Island, I grew up listening to 70s, 80s and 90s rock and till this day I still love old school music as well as new age alternative rock and indie music. I’ve been into art pretty much my whole life but around 3 years ago I started to become more into graphic designing, creating a name for myself as 2can. I'm glad to be a designer and to be apart of the AboveTheBridge.

Kaylynn Barley
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Writer / Video Editor
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Hey! I’m Kaylynn Barley. I am from the Bay Area, California. I have a huge passion for scriptwriting and film production. One aspect of film that I’ve always had an interest in is music. When working on films, picking the right music and soundtrack seems to be one of the most important parts for me in the editing process. Music can really set the mood, and oftentimes make or break a film. I feel like even outside film, music holds a huge importance and it deserves to be talked about! Some of my favorite artists include Rex Orange County, Arctic Monkeys and Doja Cat.

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Daniel Arriaga
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Writer
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I am Daniel Arriaga, a Bay Area based journalist whose strong points are covering music, sports and news. My work can be found in De Anza's newspaper La Voz. I am known for giving opinion pieces and covering local events and sports games. I have always been heavily into music and sports. In my reports I have interviewed school staff members, city councilmen, and everyday citizens.

Precious Bautista
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Writer/Video Editor 
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Hi! My name is Precious and I'm from the Bay Area, California. My focus and passion is in screenwriting and video editing for film. Though, undoubtedly my favorite aspect of editing is creating the sound design and mix. I truly believe music is a universal language that transcends all barriers. Before joining the ATB family I was an ambassador and music reviewer for SM Entertainment K-pop groups! My favorite artists are Bren Joy, BTS, and Tyler, the Creator!

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Cloie Monét
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Playlist curator/Writer
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Hi everyone! My name is Cloie Monet and I’m from the Bay Area. I was raised on mostly 90’s alternative rock and 2000’s R&B/Hip hop influences, some of my favorites being Third Eye Blind, Radiohead, Outkast and Boys II Men. By the time I was 10, my dad had taught me how to play bass and I immediately fell in love with being able to play along with my favorite songs and even create my own. Since then, listening to and playing music has always been essential for my everyday function. The art of self expression is so valuable and plays such a crucial part when connecting with yourself and with others - music being a universal force that binds us all together. I am so excited to be a part of a community that shares the same love and passion for music as I do!

Joey Vallero
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Photographer
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Hi! My name is Joey Vallero and I am a film major from Los Angeles, California! Outside of working with ATB, I love street photography, hiking, and traveling! I hope to express myself through my camera and grow my expertise in photography with this project! 

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Rich Renwick
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Social Media Coordinator
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Hey, my name is Richard Renwick and I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I believe that music has left such a big impact on my life. It’s given me the motivation to keep going during the hard times, and excitement to capture the memorable moments. Any chance I get, I’m always listening to music through my airpods. During my childhood, My father would blast oldies throughout the house and sing his heart out. This obviously annoyed me, but the more I listened, the more I became open. I fell in love with the unique taste of oldies from the 1960’s. Artists such as The Monkees, The Beatles, The Mamas and the Papas, The Carpenters, etc. This is when I learned that music really does affect your emotions. I started to jump, dance, go crazy, and genuinely be happy just by listening to music itself. Fast forward to today, I listen to a wide variety of music from alternative/indie to classic oldies of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. What do I like to do for fun? I love film photography, working on cars, reading, volunteering, and traveling.

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