Tim Starace

YYNOT bassist on the band’s latest release, Resonance

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
February 24, 2020

By David Sands

Tim Starace has certainly walked an unorthodox path to musical success. A mechanic-by-day, his virtuoso bass-playing first attracted attention after he posted his incredibly on-target covers of Rush songs online. Those videos caught the eye of guitarist and producer Billy Alexander, who at the time had already released two of his own Billboard-charting singles. The two musicians began a dialogue, which eventually led to the formation of YYNOT, a group that also features singer Rocky Kuner and drummer Joel Stevenett. The prog-rock outfit, which plays both originals and Rush covers, quickly won over a strong online following, and their two albums, a 2018 self-titled debut and the recently released Resonance, have been getting rave reviews from critics.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Starace at this year’s Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California to talk about YYNOT’s unlikely success, the ups and downs of remote recording and the group’s latest release.

Watch our interview with Tim!


See Jon’s blog, with key takeaways from this interview, here.

The following YYNOT albums are available below: 


Resonance (just released, Feb 5)





YYNOT (debut album)





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