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Slowpoker's / Bio

The “Slowpoker’s - a Neil Young Tribute Band” remains in a constant state of growth and renewal since beginning in 1999. Many of the original band members remain. Collectively, their years of musical enlightment propels the band’s ability to reincarnate the songs in their original form while subtle highlights of their own style keep you emotionally connected! “ – K. Bowen

Band members currently include:

Alessandro "Shakey" Tessari (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica) It is evident that Alessandro is the heart of what make’s this band tick. His experience and love for the music extends 20+ years.

Renato Cardullo (Guitar, Harmonica, Harmonies) Upon arranging for the Slowpoker’s to play a concert for charity (2009) Renato presents a natural force of calm energy and was soon invited into the band officially.

Paolo Portinari (Pedal Steel Guitar, Harmonies) Being the best known of Italian musicians, Paolo plays with a dozen or so country, country-rock, and blues bands throughout the country. He also appears periodically on Italian TV. Besides his work with the Slowpoker’s, his primary dedication is with “Hot Gun’s Country Band” (from Eagles to Haggard) and the Turnover Band.

Andrea “Stipete” Fioraso (Percussion, Keyboard, Harmonies) When humour arises among the band members Andrea often takes well meaning hits for being the oldest (in terms of his age.)

Paride Fioretti (Guitar) Paride’s flair for those cool guitar rifts that ring out exactly as they are meant to lend a great deal. He is also key as guitarist for Cartefalse, a Led Zeppelin Tribute Band.

Niicola Filotto (Bass Guitar, Vocals) Nicola is the most recent recruit to the band. He’s been playing and singing since 1988 with the Doctor Wu Rock-Blues Band. He's also played with band paying tribute to artists such as Springsteen, Cougar, Ely, Hiatt, Los Lobos, Eagles, etc.)

General Info

Band Members
Alessandro, Renato, Stipete, Nicola
Artist Name
Home Page
Rock / Folk Rock

Contact Info

Verona, IT