Born in Milan 36 years ago, Paolo Fedreghini got infected by his father’s passion for music and when he was only five years old, he spent much time listening to music and trying to play keyboards.
After two years of lessons in Classic piano, his interest in rock and soul pushed him towards other directions. His passion for funk and disco music opened for him the doors of a small town radio station, where he hosted a black and funk music show.
His activity as a DJ in a more important radio, in discotheques and private parties further widened Paolo’s knowledge of music and he kept investing all his savings in the purchase of records and keyboards, that enabled him to compose music for himself and his friends.
In the mid-Eighties, he formed a funk band (Flower Funk Band), whose sound was heavily contaminated with drum and percussion rhythms, with the addition of horns, rhythm guitar and, of course, the Fender Rhodes that Paolo is still using in his productions.
With the advent of the Nineties, he left the band, because he wished to deepen his knowledge of piano. His teacher was Marco Bianchi, highly esteemed pianist on the Italian jazz scene. Very soon, a sincere friendship is born, strengthened by their love of music and shared philosophies.
Today, Paolo Fedreghini is artistically engaged in different directions: record productions for Schema Records, music consultancy for the Mediaset Group, scoring of films, documentaries and TV shows, audio applications for painting/art/photography exhibitions, as well as nights as a DJ and live concerts. Among the productions that see him side by side with Marco Bianchi, there’s an album titled “Officine”, released on Milano 2000, a single that revisits Sahib Shihab’s song “Please Don’t Leave, that was successful in clubs and was included into a number of compilations, among which the prestigious “Hotel Costes Vol. 7”.
Marco Bianchi, pianist, composer, arranger as well as teacher of modern piano. He has recorded 5 albums under the names of “EVEREST” and “SUBJECTS”.
His music draws inspiration from principally jazz matrix and paints itself in Latin, ethnic, classical, and contemporary.
Yet is hard to attribute labels which can only partially refer to the artist’s capacity of expression. Research remains his primary motivation through his artistic career.
A considerable luggage of experience ranging from jazz to soul, funk and pop, i.e. commercial contexts, reflecting the current reality of music.
Still influenced from every stuff that can be rated good music, he creates the prerequisites to invent another one.
A musician with a high disposition to compose and play live. Thus, music serves the purpose to communicate escaping the shackles imposed in cultural differences, real barriers to communication, often resulting in terrible and dramatic acts. Diversity to avoid being all identical and homologated, to maximise the value of cultures in the world and those of the small populations. Music has the strength to unify because it is vibration immediately reaching the core. Marco Bianchi has collaborated with: Luca Jurman, Gigi Cifarelli, Laura Fedele, Irene Grandi, Tullio De Piscopo, Laura Pausini, Ronnie Johnes, Thomas Moeckle, Steve Smith, Renato D’Aiello, Lo Greco Bros, Max Furian, Giorgio Di Tullio, Marco Ricci, Massimo Scoca, Daniele Comoglio, Roberto Martinelli, Cristian Meyer, Beppe Sciuto, Giacomo Lampugnani, Daniele Di Gregorio, Marco Massa, Paolo Costa, Beppe Pini, Giorgio Secco, Carlo Palmas, Flavio Ibba, Andrea Zuppini Giovanni Giorgi, Massimo Pintori, Angela Baggi , Luca Meneghello, Silvio Verdi, Paola Repele, Enrico Gazzola, Stefano Colnaghi, Michele Bozza, Mariano Nocito, Andrea Verardi, Roberto Scarpetta, Angelo Pusceddu, Pacho, Ermanno Principe, Beppe Dettori, Marco Brioschi, Ana Flora, Debora Quattrini, Roberto Manzin, Riccardo Fioravanti, Dario Faiella, Tony Arco, Stefano D ‘Allora , Marco Castiglioni , Pino Bifano , Piero Orsini, Vittorio Bianco, Paolo Fedreghini. He apologizes to all the people he forgot to mention not because of a lack of regard whereas simply for a lack of memory as the people he met through the years are several and quite a lot.