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.
Fabrizio de André (1940-1999) was a leading Italian singer-songwriter. In his works he often told stories of marginalised and rebellious people, above all prostitutes, that were seen by de André as an answer to the bourgeois prissiness.
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.
Bandabardò was formed on March 8th 1993. The leader and singer of the band, Enrico "Erriquez" Greppi met Alessandro "Finaz" Finazzo who, at that time, played the electric guitar. Greppi then convinced him to start playing the acoustic guitar.
Vasco Rossi (born 7 February 1952) is an Italian singer-songwriter. During his 30-year career, he has published 21 albums (including live and collection discs) and has written some 130 songs, as well as lyrics for other artists.
Bologna, Italy (1943-2012) Lucio Dalla (born March 4, 1943 in Bologna, died 1 March 2012 in Montreux, Switzerland) was a popular Italian singer-songwriter and musician. He also played clarinet and keyboards.
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.
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.