I’m a guitar player with close to 30 years of playing experience that includes session work and live shows playing with all types of musicians and music styles.
I have played for and worked with such people as Shaggy, Konstantin Wecker, Joe Sumner, Laith Al-Deen, Leo Aberer, Inez, Eric Papilaya, Sandra Pires, Klimmstein, Chris Schermer, Pippo Pollina, Linard Bardill, Thomas Lang, Jo Barnikel, Gwenael Damman, Walter Keiser, Javier Girotto, Palermo Acoustic Quartet, Peppe Voltarelli & Il Parto Delle Nuvole Pesanti, La Compagnia Dei Folli... to name a few.
I have played some pretty good stuff , but my best is yet to come I think.

The wonderful thing about my profession is that I get to learn something new every day. It’s this joy of discovery and insatiable thirst for knowledge that continues to lead me to seek out instruction and study other styles of music. Looking back, I can still remember my first time on stage in front of a live audience. I was so nervous and at the same time intoxicated by the experience, and I have never looked back. Since first discovering the guitar as a teenager, I still get a charge every time I pick up my instrument. I don't think that I could, or would do anything else.

I was born in Palermo, Italy on November 8th 1976. I don't remember not being a musician. Ever since I can remember, I always just wanted to play guitar and got serious about it when I was about 12 years old.

I had since a young age been into the session players more than the so called "guitar heroes". I was always impressed with guys that could go from rock, to pop, to jazz all in the same day.I still am. It is most of those guys that still inspire me today to do what I do better.

In 1995, after the high school where I studied electronic, I joined and graduated the CPM Music Academy in Milan. There I studied with Donato Begotti, Nicoletta Caselli, Roberto Cipelli, Fabrizio Spadea and Roberto Gualdi. This was an eye opening experience. I had always worked to become a technically proficient player, but this is when I really started to concentrate heavily on that. It was during this period that I started fusing my blues-rock background with the latest contemporary jazz ideas. Of course listening to some great guitar players like Scott Henderson, Pat Metheny, Robben Ford, Steve Ray Vaughan, Steve Lukather, Allan Holdsworth, Michael Landau, Eric Johnson, Dann Huff, Michael Thompson… was a great help too.

Though I originally moved to Milan for school, I learned more by practicing all day and playing all nights than in the classroom. As a working musician, I was exposed to everything from blues to funky to rock to pop. This is where I found my voice.

Being an electronic technician, my passion also includes guitar and amp modifications, ranging from customizing to projecting gear and other music equipment. As a result I’m frequently asked to consult on Guitar mod projects, Pedals, Rack effects, Switching systems and Rack/Pedal Board installations.


Collaborations:

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • Recording of Leo Aberer´s Hit Single "Goodbye" with special guest Marco Angelini
  • On tour with Leo Aberer & Band in Austria. Supporting Opus in Vienna, Umberto Tozzi and Wolfgang Ambros at the Radio Oberösterreich Open Air
  • Various Studio Sessions for Peter Werba at "Bluefrankishmusic"
  • "Purple Bluze" Acoustic Duo together with Harry Federer
  • Performances with the band "Take Seven"
  • Performances with the band "Volxpop"
  • Recording of Leo Aberer´s CD "Ego State L1114" with special guests Shaggy & Patricia Kaiser
  • Recording and Producing of Valerio Vaiarelli´s CD "U-Turn", mixing and mastering of the whole production
  • Guitar Workshop for "The Guitar School Graz"
  • On tour with Leo Aberer & Band in Austria
  • Performances together with the violinist "Boris Mihaljcic"
  • Performances with the band "Take Seven"
  • Performance with "Annemarie König & Band"
  • Performance with the band "Da Hans und seine Seitenreisser"
  • Recording of Leo Aberer´s Hit Single "Football Is My Life" with special guest Shaggy
  • Performing with Leo Aberer on the Hungarian TV show "Top Of The Pops"
  • Songwriting for AnneMarie Hoeller und Mario Berger CD "Novo Dia"
  • On tour with Leo Aberer & Band in Austria
  • Performances with the band "Dreieck"
  • Performance with the band "Take Seven"
  • Recording of Leo Aberer´s Hit Single "There will never be another you" with special guest Patricia Kaiser
  • Performing with Leo Aberer on the Italian RAIDUE TV show "Top Of The Pops"
  • Klimmstein joins the European Songcontest Austrian show together with Joe Sumner (Fiction Plane)
  • Klimmstein "Überflieger Tour" in Austria and Germany. Supporting Christina Stürmer at the Grazer Stadtfest, Status Quo at the Bayern 1 Oper Air in Munich, James Blunt at the Schwarzlsee Rock Festival
  • On tour with Leo Aberer & Band in Austria and Germany
  • Recording of Klimmstein´s CD "Überflieger" with special guests Joe Sumner, Roman Gregory, Gwenael Damman
  • Recording of the Live DVD "CC4C - Concert for Charity"
  • Recording of Klimmstein´s Hit Single "Paris Paris" with special guest Joe Sumner (Fiction Plane)
  • Klimmstein "Paris Paris Tour" in Austria and Germany
  • Recording of Leo Aberer´s CD and Hit single "Wann Geda"
  • On tour with Leo Aberer & Band in Austria
  • Recording of Gennaro Di Vicino´s CD "Vite Parallele"
  • Recording of Chris Schermer´s CD "Diamonds from Demons"
  • Performances with Chris Schermer
  • Recording of Leo Aberer´s CD "Sackgasse" and the CD single "Swing Low"
  • Performances with Leo Aberer & Band in Austria and Germany, supporting Sasha at the Grazer Stadtfest
  • Performances with Maria Rerych & Band in Austria and Switzerland
  • Performances with the Band Klimmstein and recording of the Live CD "C4C"
  • Testimonial for Fractal Audio Systems on the German "Gitarre & Bass", the English "Guitarist", the Swedish "Fuzz" and the Spanish "Guitarrista" Magazines
  • Enzo Sutera Trio plays together with the "Compagnia Dei Folli" at the Grazer Congress
  • Recording of Leo Aberer´s Hit single "Sweet Honey" with special guest Laith Al-Deen
  • Performances with Leo Aberer, special guests Johnny K.Palmer and Inez
  • Recording of Al.Fa´s CD "Sogni Insonni". Mixing of the whole production
  • "Non Solo Folk" Duo together with Salvatore Meccio plays in Italy
  • Testimonial for Fractal Audio Systems on the German "Gitarre & Bass" Magazine
  • Performance with the Austrian band Klimmstein
  • Kostantin Wecker & Pippo Pollina European Tour (together with Jo Barnikel)
  • Pippo Pollina “Lieder und Geschichten” European Tour (60 shows all around Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
  • Pippo Pollina “Racconti e Canzoni” Italian Tour (together with Serena Bandoli)
  • Performance in Bologna for the theatral oper "Ultimo Volo" by P.Pollina together with the Palermo Acoustic Quartet, the symphonic orchestra "Arturo Toscanini" directed by Dimitri Jurowski, and the actors Manlio Sgalambro, Stefano Bicocchi and Daniela Piccari
  • "Tammorra" Malaysian Tour (Rain Forest World Music Festival and Penang World Music Festival)
  • Performance with the Austrian pop singer Leo Aberer
  • Recording of Pollina´s CD “Ultimo Volo”
  • Starting of “Enzo Sutera Trio” together with the drummer Toti Denaro and the bassist Andi Kober
  • Pippo Pollina “Lieder und Geschichten” European Tour (100 shows all around Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
  • Pippo Pollina “Racconti e Canzoni” Italian Tour (together with Serena Bandoli)
  • Pippo Pollina & Palermo Acoustic Quartet European Tour (in Germany, France and Italy)
  • Performances together with the German songwriter legend Konstantin Wecker in Munich and Imst
  • Recording of Pollina´s CD+DVD “Racconti e Canzoni” with special guest Bob Gault
  • Pippo Pollina & Palermo Acoustic Quartet European Tour (130 shows all around Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland)
  • Performance in Austria together with the Italian band "Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti"
  • Pippo Pollina Trio European Tour (40 shows around Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
  • Pippo Pollina & Band German Tour (together with Walter Kaiser, Luca Lo Bianco and Antonello Messina)
  • Performance  together with the Swiss songwriter Linard Bardill at “Teatro Ciak” in Milan
  • Recording of  Pollina´s DVD live “Viaggio In Italia”
  • Recording of Pollina´s CD “Bar Casablanca” together with Javier Girotto, Walter Kaiser, Luca Lo Bianco and Antonello Messina. Mixing of the whole production
  • Pippo Pollina & Palermo Acoustic Quartet European Tour (150 shows all around Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland and Italy)
  • Supporting of the Italian popstar Gianna Nannini at the “Toolwood Festival” in Munich
  • Recording of the CD “Déjà vu” for the Swiss band Carnascialia
  • Pippo Pollina Italian Tour
  • Recording of the pop-dance productions “Deva – Beauty”, “The Trees – Liquid Sky” and “The Trees – Let me come back”

 

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