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|As a composer I want my music being intense. I like melodies and dynamics in music and I never agree to be cheap. I like simplicity, which makes music being effective and touchy.
My first steps were in the shadow of Ritchie Blackmore; I was influenced by his incredible talent of guitarist. Other maestros I met in my musical path are Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and the luthe player Anoua Brahem.
As a self-taught guitar player, I tried to steal as much as possible from many people and styles of music (like the gypsy or arabic music). As songwriter, I like the touching lyrics of Chris Rea and Heather Nova, or the tongue-in-cheek words of Ian Gillan.
I always wanted to look beyond things, and still do.
Are you experienced?
Yes, I do!
Iâ€™ve just finished working with a swiss band called â€œFrances Farmerâ€, with which I did a lot of gigging in both Italy and Switzerland (November 2006 â€“ January 2008). With this band I recorded 2 demo-cdâ€™s.
After a show in Zurich, the stage manager of Avril Lavigne stated my guitar playing and style as â€˜unique and very powerfulâ€™.
Between 2005 and 2006 I did sessions with a couple of swiss rock bands.
In April 2004 I started a new project called â€œMicrogroovesâ€. The music is pop rock. I want it catchy, simple, but not cheap. The lyrics are very personal.
The project is a duo, which includes my friend and drummer Cheu, who played already in my previous band. He takes care of the rhythm ideas; I take care of the music and lyrics.
â€œMicrogroovesâ€ demo-cd was ready from a couple of days only, when accidentally I played it to a producer of the Swiss national Radio. He liked it and two days after we were aired. After the first radio broadcasting, also a producer of the swiss television wanted us for the forthcoming programs of 2005.
The tune â€œSong for herâ€ reached top 8 in the 2004â€™s Italian Newcomers charts for RaiRadioUno (the main national state broadcasting channel) and topped the best 10 new talents event M4Music 2005.
2003 - I joined a d.j. for a duo-project. It lasted for about one year and we did a couple of live shows.
2002 - On July 20 I had the big opportunity to play the Montreux Festival Off, the same evening when also Joe Cocker, Anjelique Kidjo and Youssouh Nâ€™Dour performed. My band â€œLipsâ€ played 75â€™ of my music and it was exciting. In mid September of the same year we have been invited to play a big disco in Modena (Italy) for the â€œSanremoRockâ€ touring festival.
2000/2002 - my band played a lot of gigs and guested one tv show of the swiss national television TSI, as well as some radio appearances.
1997/2000 - I was the guitar player of â€œStrange Daysâ€, a rock combo. We played a lot of gigs, opening for the famous Italian songwriter Daniele Silvestri in Lugano, in front of 5000 people. We performed countless clubs and events, covering a lot other bandâ€™s songs too, as well as some original stuff.
Previously, I joined other bands, playing rock, blues and fusion. I also won a swiss nation-wide contest in 1995.