Ivano Alberto Fossati is an Italian pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and percussionist born in Genoa. In his musical journey he experimented genres from beat to rock, from prog rock (with his band Delirium) to pop, from symphonic orchestrations to world sounds.
Francesco De Gregori (born in Rome on April 4, 1951) is one of the most original Italian songwriters. The poetry and commitment in his songs, as well as the melody of his compositions (inspired by Lucio Battisti, as De Gregori once stated), make him one of the best artists on the Italian musical landscape.
Edoardo Bennato is an Italian musician and singer/songwriter born in Naples, on July 23, 1949.
Following a spell in London he began performing as a one-man-band playing guitar, harmonica, kazoo and kick drum. He shaped his character on Blues and Rock, fusing them with mediterranean elements.
Roberto Vecchioni (born June 25, 1943) is an Italian singer-songwriter and writer.
Biography Vecchioni was born in Carate Brianza, province of Milan, to a family of Neapolitan origin. In 1968 he graduated in Ancient Literatures at the Università Cattolica of Milan, where he remained for two years as assistant lecturer of History of Religions.
Rino Gaetano (born Salvatore Antonio Gaetano in Crotone, Calabria on 29 October 1950; died in Rome on 2 June 1981) was an Italian singer-songwriter of the 1970s who combined commercial pop and rock influences with traditional Italian styles.
Max is a bass player and songwriter from Rome, Italy. His music can be described as cerebral pop. His songs, though deceptively easy listening, have a sophisticated construction. His lyrics, often written by or in collaboration with his brother (a published poet), are also remarkable for their irony and complexity. He sings mainly in Italian.
Daniele Silvestri is an Italian songwriter from Rome, where he was born in 1968. After having participated several times in Sanremo Festival, where he became successful with the song "Salirò" in 2002, he played a concert with Inti Illimani (the famous Chilean group) last summer at Roma Rock Festival.
Pierangelo Bertoli (November 5, 1942 - October 7, 2002) was an Italian singer-songwriter and poet. Close to libertarian communist issues his works told mainly about the environment, laïcité, antimilitarism and social issues regarding marginalized and rebellious people.