Mary West – Bass, Vocals

Mary West, whose SweetspOt handle is ‘Bittersweet’, has a double life. By day she teaches music to middle schoolers and by night she rocks the double bass as a Sweetspot. Rock music, with a DOUBLE BASS? Yes. That’s how she rolls. Long time friends, Mary began playing bass with Kari in 2003 with cover band Random Logic and with Kari as a duo in 2006 as the original SweetspOt. “I like to play with a clean structure that let’s Kari’s lyrics take center stage. My vocal harmonies are just decoration to her great writing.” But Mary’s voice has become a recognizable staple of the SweetspOt sound. With a Bachelor of Music from CSUH (yes, H is for Hayward), and a teaching credential, she has been teaching music since the 1990s in San Lorenzo Unified School District as a Howling Wolf of Washington Manor Middle School.