Daniele Giovannoni was born in Rome August 20, 1966. After obtaining the Scientific high school degree (and passed some exams in the Faculty’ of Engineering), he belatedly decides to approach the drums and starts studying privately with Ettore Mancini. Later, he enrolled in the Faculty of Drums at the Universita’ della Musica in Rome where he received his diploma, studying with some of the best Italian professionals such as M. Of Lazzaretti, C. Mastracci, F. Sferra, P. Iodice, G.P. Ascolese. He lives in London now.
Graduated from the University of Music in Rome, London Drumtech
Winner of “ the Best Student UM”
He studied with Maurizio Dei Lazzaretti, Derek Wilson, Ettore Mancini, Fabrizio Sferra, Pietro Iodice, Agostino Marangolo, Enrico Lucchini, Claudio Mastracci
He also studied harmony with Andrea Avena and Piano with Emilio Merone
He is teaching at Batteria Drum School di Roma, Roma Rock School, Accademia Nova.
Gavin Harrison, Benny Greb, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Gary Chester, Kim Planfield, Paul Vertigo, Chuck Silverman, Lele Melotti, Keith Carlock and many others.
He has played with:
Daniele Silvestri, Noemi,Karmamoi,Patrick McKenzie, Roberto Ciotti, Schola Cantorum, Karl Potter, Valerio Billeri, Gianni Ferretti, Zona d’Ombra, Possessione, Emilio Merone, Luca Nostro, Mirella Lipari, Alessandro Tomei, Croma Nova, Classic Quartet, Alessandro Patti, Dino, Omnia Mundi, Graphico, Makay, Fabio d’Amore, Platters, Il Complesso di Andrea, DrumInside
Premio De Andre’, Bologna Music Festival, Roll Day, Euro Showcase Festival ( NL ), Jimi ( FR ), Working Progress Clinic Drummers Festival, Batterika, Awop Festival, SuperSound Festival, Mei, Primo Maggio
Domenica in, Buona Domenica, Primo Maggio, Rai Open, Telethon
Fare Musica, Buscadero, Percussioni, Ritmi, Rock Shock, Batteria, Drumset Mag
Drumset Mag, Drums Portal, Planet Drum
RV Drums, Ufip, Roll, Acustica
Alex Massari was born on August 28, 1965 in Rome. From an early age, he was interested in music, particularly guitar. He began his training by attending schools (e.g., Saint Louis Music School), working with teachers in Rome (e.g., Eddy Palermo) and playing in several local bands in a variety of musical genres. He continued his training in the U.S., where he moved to take lessons and participate in clinics with such guitarists as Mike Stern, Joe Diorio, Frank Gambale, and Steve Vai.
Upon his return to Italy, he began several live collaborations with the major recording companies Virgin and BMG and various artists of the Italian scene, including Daniele Silvestri, I Ragazzi Italiani, Marjorie Biondo, Gianni Ferretti. Albertp Mennini, Attilio Fontana, Way Out, Won, Vincenzo Spampinato ecc…and currently play with prog-rock band Karmamoi.
Massari’s credits include recording backup and countless live performances.
For several years he has devoted himself to teaching and has been a member of the staff of guitar magazine “Chitarre”.