the guitarist, I'm
born in Genoa in march'72, but I'm not really from Genoa (as
you can see from my pictures), 'cause my parents are both from Calabria
started playing guitar the venerable age of 14 years old, but
the true turning point for me arrived the year before, when my oldest
brother started to bring me with him in a garage where a couple of his
friends strummed away on songs of Kiss,
Twisted Sister, Judas
Priest, ecc... ecc... From that day my guitar
became my daily bread, that's why I started to consume discs frenetically
to learn the songs, so much that, as a real autodidact, I still haven't
learned how to read a score.
winter 1987, during a concert of the Iron
Milan, I become friend of two guys coming from my own town, whose names
Bertoldi and Claudio Bertoldi (the
first at the drums and the second at the bass). The common passion for the
Metal and Hard Rock music brought us to start with a new band: the opera.
After that we hired Marco
the keyboards (actually he is with Rattle
Rattle too). We
were first of all a cover band (which band!!!), performing RUSH, DREAM
THEATER, QUEENSRYCHE, JOE SATRIANI and
more, we have lots of satisfactions, especially personal.
lasted approximately six years, and it's just in that period that I
have enriched in a remarkable way my store of guitaristic knowledge with
odd times and killer riffs.
though my love for bands that made the history of rock as DEEP
PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN,
BLACK SABBATH, ecc... ecc...,
influenced from guitarists prominent as AL DI MEOLA,
JOE SATRIANI, GREG HOWE and
finally, also if tecnically less equipped in these last days, but with the
guitaristic personality, the mith ALEX LIFESON from RUSH.
used to it with a few concerts of the band Opera we arrive at 1994,
year during which I became a member of RATTLE RATTLE,
a band that I've always considered a point of reference
in the area, and with whom I'm continuing to grow with my passion.
... But this is another story.