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When I was a child, I used to play guitar together with a younger brother of mine, Emilio (drums).
In 1967 I played guitar for a short period in the Parma section of Up with people (Viva la gente).
In the early '70s I used to sing and play bass in a band called Jam, in Parma, together with Dante Bertolini (guitar) and Massimo Dall'Olio (drums).
Later in the '70s I played guitar and bass for a long time with my friend Mario Blue Porati.
In the late '80s, until 1990, I was singer and bass player in the band U-go with Diego Passarini (guitar), Marco Ventura (guitar) and Massimo Cacciari (drums). For a certain period, Christian Adamo (keyboard) joined the band too.
Later in the early '90s, I first played bass and sung in the band Men in the middle (Andrea Amorese, guitar and voice, Andrea Martelli, keyboard and voice, Gianpaolo Sottile, drums and voice, Marco Ventura, guitar and SIlvana Sandri, backing vocals) and then became singer and bass player of the band Yang with Gian Paolo Sottile (drums), Andrea Martelli (keyboard and backing vocals) and Silvana Sandri (keyboards and backing vocals). The first guitarist of the band was Gianni Marti, then Davide Finco, Marco Gerace, Leonardo Littera and, last but not least, Giovanni Guelfi.
In the late '90s I was singer and bass player of the band Camera, with Ermanno Muolo (guitar), Andrea Martelli (keyboard and backing vocals), Daniele Brandani (drums) and Silvana Sandri (backing vocals, keyboard and guitar).
The last band I played with was Almost Blues, with Ermanno Muolo (guitar), Daniele Brandani (drums) and (not continuously) Davide Dalpiaz (keyboard).
After that, I've been singing and playing several times and in different occasions (and keep on doing it) with my friend Silvana Sandri (lead and backing vocals, guitar and keyboard), with whom I also recorded several tracks.
Also, since 1995 until 2017 I sang as a tenor in the Corale Quadriclavio, a polyphonic choir founded by my son Francesco, who was also the choir director until 1998. I also was the webmaster of the choir and this experience gave me the opportunity to sing in several exiting events. Since 2018, I currently sing as a tenor in the Paullianum choir in Bologna.
After all my early and late band experiences, I finally understood that what I really like is to perform music by myself, playing every instrument via overdubbing on a multi-track system (same as either Paul McCartney did in his first solo albums or Mike Oldfield also did) thanks to my Cubase digital audio workstation. So, all my recordings after the year 2000 were created in this way.
P.S.: I also wish to remind some other friends of mine I had the pleasure to play with: Riccardo Sparnocchia (beloved friend and good guitarist), Mario Carta (genius, brother in law and bass player), Laura De Simone (sister in law and sensitive singer, as well as guitar and piano player) Gianni Cavriani (wonderful classic guitarist and great expert of Bologna's traditional music).
P.P.S.: When I drive my car, I usually delight in singing amazing duets with my wife Claudia.
Rock and Blues band
1994: Antonio Scognamiglio (voice and bass guitar), Giovanni Guelfi (guitar), Andrea Martelli (keyboards and backing vocals), Gianpaolo Sottile (drums and vocals), Silvana Sandri (backing vocals and keyboard)
1995: Antonio Scognamiglio (voice and bass guitar), Davide Finco (guitar), Andrea Martelli (keyboards and backing vocals), Gianpaolo Sottile (drums and vocals), Silvana Sandri (backing vocals and keyboard)
Antonio Scognamiglio e Silvana Sandri
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Antonio Scognamiglio, tenor and webmaster (September 1995 - December 2017) of the Corale Quadriclavio
My son Francesco founded the Corale Quadriclavio in September 1995. In principle, I was not interested in performing that kind of music (even if I liked the music itself. In fact, I always considered - and still consider - the final choir of the Matthäus-Passion by J.S. Bach, Wir setzen uns, as the most beautiful piece of music ever written). But once he came to tell me that there was no bass for the rehearsal (the choir was still very young and consisted of just a dozen people). He asked me to sing that evening as a bass in order to allow the choir to rehearse. I did. And I understood that I liked it. So I became a steady member of the choir (of course, I started then to sing as a tenor, for my voice is not suitable for the bass part) and remained in the choir until December 2017.
I also became webmaster of the choir and created its website.
In 1998 my son passed the direction of the choir to Lorenzo Bizzarri, who is still the director.
Below some pictures taken from my story with the Corale Quadriclavio.
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June 6th, 1992
All original compositions are registered and all rights are reserved - SIAE position no. 74681-0
Tutte le composizioni originali sono regolarmente depositate alla SIAE - pos. n. 74681-0
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