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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 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.
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
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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