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December 2016

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ALT-in-Tour 2016 goes on like an unstoppable caterpillar. We always have huge crowd coming to Renato’s sold-out shows, and we do our best to make everybody happy playing for 3 hours and 30 minutes at every concert. That’s really something …

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Above: on stage during the band presentation, always a pleasure and a lil embarrassing too, in a nice way

Below: the stage right after the beginning of the show.

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The Tony Hadley Christmas Album is out again for the 2016 Christmas, featuring myself as a keyboard player and arranger of three classic songs. Here we go …

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November 2016

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Above: on stage in Bologna, improvising a song with Mario Biondi

: the stage on the afternoon rehearsals

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During the tour rehearsal at the “Parco della Musica” in Rome.

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October 2016

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Preparing arrangements and score for the upcoming Renato Zero “ALT in Tour”

September 2016

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Arena di Verona: eventually RAI1 broadcasted the “Arenà” concert we played in June.

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July-August 2016

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Video & audio editing for the upcoming TV show dedicated to the Renato Zero’s Arena di Verona concerts.

June 2016


Arena di Verona: the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June, with played three hours and 30 minutes live shows with Renato Zero. After three weeks of tough rehearsals, it has been great performing in this beautiful venue, while listening to the feedback of 18.000 cheering “sorcini”.

I was the musical director pre-prod arranger, keyboard and accordion player. The other musicians were Lele Melotti on drums, Lorenzo Poli on bass, Stefano Senesi on piano, Bruno Giordana on saxophones and keys, Giorgio Cocilovo and Bicio Leo on guitars and Rosario Iermano on percussions.

Icing on the cake, a 50 pieces symphonic orchestra conducted by Renato Serio.


Above: me during the show, laughing about … I don’t know what.

Below: the stage during the rehearsals in the afternoon.


May 2016

Remember the commercial that me and Flavio Ibba did for FIAT “500x Volare”? Here there’s the long version, a whole 3:40 minutes of music and footage that has been filmed in seven different countries.

Check it out …

Apr 2016

Renato Zero’s ALT album is out.

Presented to the press on April 7th 2016 in Milan, it’s produced by Renato Zero and Danilo Madonia, arranged realised and mixed by Danilo Madonia, mastered at BGM studio in LA by Bernie Grundman.

Here there are all format versions … fm left to right:
vinyl 45 rpm, CD and vinyl 33rpm.

Mar 2016

Renato Zero’s ALT album is ready: produced by Renato Zero and Danilo Madonia, arranged realised and mixed by Danilo Madonia, mastered at BGM studio in LA by Bernie Grundman.

ALT sports the precious collaboration of Lele Melotti, Paolo Costa, Bicio Leo, Andrea Maddalone, Giorgio Cocilovo, Bruno Giordana, Rosario Iermano, Giorgio Tommasini, Peter Siedlaczeck, Arne Wallander, Neri per Caso, Archi all’Opera di Genova etc.

After all this I’m a bit tired but very proud and satisfied.

It’s about time to listen to it.

Feb 2016

The light at the end of the tunnel is still washed out but it’s there. In the meantime a little pit stop at SanRemo festival for a live performance.

Jan 2016

With Paolo Costa & Lele Melotti after a long and prolific “drum & bass” recording session. Actually this picture shows the end of a dinner AFTER the recording session.
Work in progress with the Renato Zero project. A lot of studio recordings in this month to add icings on the cake.