BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1969 from emigrated Italian parents. Since a small age I've always had a love for music. I was often in front of the radio listening to several stations for hours and hours and at the end of the week i would make my own chart of preference like as if It was the official top 40! It was great fun.

Thanks to the high quality radio stations in Australia those days and to my brother ten years older than me, i was able to appreciate and understand various musical genres. I still remember the first disc i bought when i was 11 years old, it was Ultravox Vienna… (curiosity: subsequently I had the opportunity to work on the same multitrack on which Vienna had been recorded... an old MCI now property of Mauro Pagani. Funny!)

In 1984 my family and me by now 15 years old, moved to Italy. Here I continued studies in foreign languages with an ear out for whatever was musical and art in general. I was playing with various local bands as a singer but that wasn't enough... and by the end of the 80's i was very eager to fulfill my ambition and become an audio engineer. I bought an eight track quarter inch Fostex tape recorder with a 12 channel mixer of the same brand and went around recording and producing all local bands!

After finishing my college studies i moved out to London. Here I attended with large profit, a Audio Engineering course at the S.A.E. (School of Audio Engineering London) and at the end of the course the school offered me a teaching job in their new Milano school. I accepted with pleasure the offer and between september 1996 and april 1997, i moved to Milan where i taught and helped out the boys in the school.

During this period I met Mauro Pagani and Paolo Iafelice. They were looking for an assistant for their new recording studio, Next Studios which would soon become the great Officine Meccaniche, one of Italy's best studios. I soon entered the studio and become part of staff and with my colleague Paolo became the resident audio engineer for the studio from 1998 to 2001. Thanks to this great opportunity offered to me i was able to work with many of the biggest national and international artists.

At the end of 2001 I left Officine Meccaniche in agreement with Mauro Pagani and began my carrier as a freelance sound engineer. Furthermore, between one job and another, with my dear friend Enrico Decolle, we joined forces to begin a musical duo called Breakfast, with three lp's to this date.