PRESENTED BY EVA
Luana Caraffa - vox
Dani Macchi - gtr
Licia Missori - piano
Tam Scacciati - bass
Mattia Mari - drums
How many artists can claim to have single-handedly originated a musical genre? Italian quintet Belladonna are amongst that rare breed of bands whose absolute uniqueness has enraptured and inspired countless fans, followers and imitators all over the world.
Rock noir, that Belladonna extraordinary brand of emotionally-charged rock'n'roll melodrama utterly seduced those beautiful hordes of Music lovers sick'n'tired of being force-fed today's computer-driven, fake-angst-ridden pseudo-rock down their ears.
In March 2009 "The Noir Album" came out, entering the Italian iTunes chart and getting rave reviews all over the world. Belladonna premiered "The Noir Album" live in the USA at L.A.'s legendary Key Club and as official representatives of Italy at Austin's SXSW.
In December 2010 belladonna release "Let There Be Light", a single written in collaboration with legendary English composer Michael Nyman and based on his "The Heart Asks Pleasure First" from the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning movie "The Piano". Michael Nyman himself plays piano on the track. A truly exceptional event, especially in the light of belladonna still being a totally self-produced and unsigned band.
In May 2011 Belladonna release their much-awaited third album, recorded in November in L.A., with the help of Grammy-nominated producer Alex Elena and of Metallica's "The Black Album" engineer Mike Tacci and titled "And There Was Light". The album immediately enters the Italian iTunes Top 100 and garners ecstatic reviews from all over the world, hailing it as one of the best true rock albums released in recent years.
More information at: http://belladonna.tv
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