Interview by Tarja Virmakari
How do you introduce, in a proper way, one of the most searched musicians, teachers, songwriters and producers worldwide? Maybe it’s better leave the name speak for itself: Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you Mr. ALESSANDRO DEL VECCHIO, involved in several bands, projects, and in Music with all it’s flavours and genres.
Hardworking Italian Bluesman, with an international Rock edge and attitude! His curriculum vitae features some of the highest names in the rock scene. Worldwide artists such as Morris Albert, Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes, Steve Walsh, Andre Matos, Bob Harris, Bobby Barth, Axe, Eden’s Curse, Ken Hensley, James Christian, Robin Beck, Clive Bunker, Carmine Appice, Jeff Scott Soto, Clive Bunker, Time Machine, Scott McGuill, Igor Gianola, Marcel Jacob, Tony Franklin, Bernie Marsden are just few of the many that had Alessandro playing, singing both background and lead vocals, arranging or producing. He’s known for his Hammond playing, his furious key solos and his high-tenor vocals. He has records out with labels like EMI, EMI-Toshiba, Sony Music, Universal Music, Universal Music Japan, Nippon Crown, Spiritual Beast, King Records, Frontiers, Mtm Major Music, 7Hard, Avenue Of Allies, AFM, Metal Mayhem, Warner Bros Records. He has performed on more that 80 records and toured worldwide since 1999 as a pro musician.
Here would be enough material to write a book, therefore Tarja Virmakari found herself in the front of accurate Artist Study to be able to find the right key words to conduct an interview as an overview of Alessandro’s musical life. So, last week Tarja and Alessandro “met” via Skype webcam, and during this 1:14 hours long and pleasant chat, among the many topics, Alessandro talked about the recent and upcoming activities of REVOLUTION SAINTS, HARDLINE, EDGE OF FOREVER, VOODOO CIRCLE, RATED X, LEVEL 10 and VERDE LAURO. Besides these, Tarja and Alessandro talked about his production work at Frontiers Music and the upcoming second edition of Frontiers Rock Festival, and his work as teacher and vocal coach at Lizard Academy. Alessandro also paid his own tribute to Fergie Frederiksen and Mike Porcaro, also talking about the great Jason Becker and his inestimable career. He also revealed his big dream about the band he would love to work with… To discover more about these and all the discussed topics, please sit down and join the chat below.