THE DI MAGGIO CONNECTION With the cd "The Wildest Game", Marco opened a new chapter on his music.
During '99, he recorded an album under request of some labels specialized on soundtracks for movies and tv spots. That was the chance to work without limits of style on the many kind of swingin' genres he use to play live.
His operate has immediately great consents and many of his songs were choosen for movies and tv spots in almost all the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Because of his versatility in music, he recorded many Surf instrumentals, Swing, Rockabilly, Lounge, Country and Blues,
One of his songs, "You'll Be Mine", was featured also by the famous tv
Intentioned to recreate the same sound with a new project, during spring 2004 he formed the band The Di Maggio Connection .
The repertoire of the trio includes almost all original compositions and the sound is a mix of NeoRockabilly, Power Surf, Rock'n'Roll, NeoSwing, Country and a touch of 60s sound.
The new cd is composed by 16 tracks, written by Marco, Francesco Chisci and Volker Houghton . There's also a couple of remakes like "Every Breath You Take" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and this one, was featured on a videoclip where, as special guest, the populair tv showman Greg sing with Marco.
An exciting, explosive cocktail of all the coolest music styles, where marco's guitar runs very fast from some hot Rockabilly licks, jumpin' to astounding surfin' scales.
From '96, Marco played with all the Rockabilly Legends such as: D.J FONTANA (ELVIS'band), SCOTTY MOORE (ELVIS'band), TERRY WILLIAMS (DIRE STRAITS), ROBERT GORDON, LINDA GAIL LEWIS, SONNY BURGESS, PAUL BURLISON, BILLY RILEY, ALBERT LEE, GENE VINCENT BLUE CAPS, RAY CAMPI just to name a few from a list of over 40 artists!!
He realized 5 official albums (appearing also in circa 30 compilations), 1 video, a book coming soon. From 2002, his trio became the official band for Robert Gordon in Europe.
released February 1, 2005
Marco Di Maggio : lead vocals and guitars
Matteo Giannetti : double-bass
Marco Barsanti : drums
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