Nero Catalano is a South Philly based multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and songwriter.  He is known for his delicate touch on acoustic guitar, bass lines that move your feet, and blistering electric guitar solos.  

He has travelled to Stockholm, Shanghai and toured the US playing everywhere from CBGB's to the Filmore with such acts as Work Drugs, 722, Bebek, Andrew Lipke, Martha Graham Cracker, Peek-A-Boo Revue, Red 40 and many more.  


Nero is also an in-demand pit musician having worked at the Walnut St Theatre,  the Arden, DTC, and Bristol Riverside Theatre.  He has been a long time guitarist for the 11th Hour Theatre Co. 

He has played just about everywhere in Philly: Electric Factory, Union Transfer, TLA, Trocadero, Keswick, World Cafe Live, Johnny Brendas.  On the regular, you can catch him playing at Time, Heritage and Fergie's Pub, where he co-hosts the open mic. 

Nero has been teacing guitar and bass for over 20 years and more recently banjo, mandolin, and ukulele.  For more info, check out the Teaching Page.


He has written songs under the moniker Ellis Islands and for the bands 722 and Sensi Star.  He is currently working on a solo EP set to be released this fall.