Antonio Bacciocchi (aka Tony Face): drummer , journalist and also writer, records producer, blogger, musical events manager, radio DJ , and last but not least on of the prime movers of the Italian mod movement.
He was the drummer in the hardcore punk band Chelsea Hotel (1979/1983) and in Not Moving (one of the most important Italian punk and roll bands during the 80's, they played hundreds of gigs in Italy and Europe, supporting Clash, J.Thunders, Celibate Rifles, Iggy & the Stooges and releasing two albums and many singles and e,p.'s).
He played in Lilith band (punk folk blues cabaret) from 1991 to 1998 they exhibited hundred of times all over Italy and Europe , releasing two album and many other records, supporting Tav Falco , Elliott Murphy and Afterhours).
Eventually they released two album and other records.
Drummer and percussionist with the hammondbeat band Link Quartet from 1993 to 2005 (three albums , two tours in USA and many many gigs all over Italy and Europe , London included , supporting James Taylor Quartet , Manu Chao , Brian Auger).
He also played with Hermits, Timepills, Statuto, Tav Falco and a lot of other bands.
Tony produced about 50 records and worked with Sony, Emi, Cecchi Gori Music, Ricordi, RAI, Mediaset, and founded the labels Face Records and Audiar Produzioni.
He also directed gigs of international artists like Manu Chao, Marc Ribot, Koop, Ivano Fossati, Kocani Orchestra, Solarflares, Moment, Rage, Direct Hits, CCM, Raw Power and tons of other Italian bands.
As Chef Manager he joined the crew of Tendenze Rock Festival for 10 editions, of multicultural festival Pulcheria for 5 years and of the world music festival Terra Madre twice.
He DJed for 10 years on Quarta Radio Tony's first book has been realised on 14 may 2007 with the title "Out alive from the 80's".
Out soon the new book "Rabbia e stile. La cultura mod about the music of the mods from the 40's till today.
released October 1, 2009
OLD SOUL REBEL
Chris Philpott (Small World), Adrian Holder (Moment), Allan Crockford (JTQ/Prisoners/Solarflares), Doug Roberson (Diplomats of Solid Sound), Tony Perfect (Long Tall Shorty), Yo Kalb (SoulSnatchers), Luca Re (Sick Rose), Lilith , Paolo Apollo Negri (Link Quartet/Wicked Minds), Bob Manton (Purple Hearts) Kathy Ruestow, and Abbie Sawyer from Diplomettes Lucio Calegari (Wicked Minds), MiniVip, Temponauts, Simone Modicamore (Warm Morning), Sergio Milani (Kina/Frontera), Oskar Giammarinaro (Statuto), Link Quartet...
"Old Soul Rebel" is the result of a three years work in studio and at the Pc looking for contacts and collaborations with some musicians, highly esteemed and loved by Tony Face. He gathered them together in his side project "Big Roll Band" and they gave birth to this record. The album is a collection of covers including anthems and gems of Soul, Beat and Punk Rock: that's what I call Mod Sound!.
A long and strenuous work well paid back by the satisfaction to see side by side a list of legendary names in the same album.
30 years from the blow up of the MOD revival scene, this is an homage by an od soul rebel, forever young.
Area Pirata was born in 2001 immediately tended to Garage, R'n'R, HC-Punk… We care about reissue of old records no
more available or unissued as well as new records recorded from bands on activities with an attitude alike ours. We tought and we still think that our attitude and determination could be a factor to help those real underground scenes not depending strictly on the kind of muisc!...more