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Paolo Bonfanti

Paolo Bonfanti (ITA)

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Paolo Bonfanti on Itaaliast, Genovast pärit kitarrist. Olles varem õppinud klassikalist klaverit alustas ta kitarri mängimist 15. aastaselt. Ta on lõpetanud muusikasemiootika eriala Bologna ülikoolis. Lisaks aktiivsele muusikukarjäärile on ta ka kitarri- ja muusikaõpetaja. Tema sulest on aastate jooksul ilmunud 3 kitarriõpikut.

1980-ndatel oli Paolo ühe olulisema Itaalia rokkbändi Big Fat Mama liider. Ta on teinud bändi koos briti bluusilegendidega Dick Heckstall-Smith (Colosseum, J. Mayall) ja Mickey Waller (J. Beck, Rod Stewart). Erinevates projektides on ta osalenud koos parimate roki- ja bluusimuusikutega Roy Rogers (J. Lee Hooker) ja John Popper (Blues Traveler).

Paolo on tuuritanud üle maailma nii sooloartistina kui ka koos bändiga. Ta on osalenud mitmetel suurtel muusikafestivalidel Euroopas ja USA-s, nende seas näiteks Austin ja Ks. Acoustic festivalid.

Tema viimane album “Back Home Alive” (2015) on “elav” retrospektiiv tema kirjust karjäärist. See on uus vaade kunagi kirjutatud muusikale!

Paolo Bonfanti – kitarr, vokaal
Roberto Bongianino – akordion, vokaal
Nicola Bruno – basskitarr, vokaal
Alessandro Pelle – trummid

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Paolo Bonfanti is a guitarist from Genova, Italy who started playing the guitar at the age of 15, after having studied classical piano. He graduated from Music Semiotics at University of Bologna. In addition to his career as a musician he is also a guitar/music teacher and he has published 3 guitar study books.

In the 1980s he was the leader of one of the most important Italian rock bands Big Fat Mama. He has played together with British Blues legends Dick Heckstall-Smith (Colosseum, J. Mayall) and Mickey Waller (J. Beck, Rod Stewart). Paolo has also collaborated with some of the best Rock and Blues musicians Roy Rogers (J. Lee Hooker) and John Popper (Blues Traveler).

He has been performing all over the world as a solo artist as well as with his own band. They have taken part in big music festivals both in Europe and the U.S., including Austin and Ks. Acoustic Music Festival.

Paolo’s latest album “Back Home Alive” (2015) is a “live” retrospective of his colorful career. It is a new view on his once written music!

Paolo Bonfanti – guitar, vocals
Roberto Bongianino – accordion, vocals
Nicola Bruno – bass guitar, vocals
Alessandro Pelle – drums