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Emi Asta is an Italian musician born June 12 of 1987, raised in Argentina, living in New York
He started playing guitar at the age of 8, influenced by musicians such as, Gary Moore, Brian May, David Gilmour, Steve Vai, Ingwye Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Slash, Steve Ray Vaughan, etc.
At the age of 16, after a long and unsuccessful research for a lead singer for his first serious band (that after several name changes, was finally named “Shoother”) Emi decided to sing himself and also be in charge of composing all songs and melodies.
His voice is often compared to singers such as, Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi), Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), whom obviously have been huge influences on him, as well as other singers like Jani Lane (Warrant), Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Janis Joplin, Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), Freddie Mercury (Queen), etc.
Under the name of Shoother, recorded his first E.P. between August and December of 2008 titled “Who The F*%k Said Rock N’ Roll Is Dead” containing 4 songs (all of them written and recorded entirely by Emi). It was released in Argentina in February of 2009 and received excellent critics. In March of the same year he elected the Song “Naked On The Floor” as the E.P.’s single to shoot a video.
Shoother got to play in the Buenos Aires underground scene, selling out all most recognized venues such as Acatraz, Tabasco, CBGB, Speed King, The Roxy, etc.
Given the lack of commitment of the rest of the members in the band, Emi decided to continue his career as a solo man changing the name of his band project to simply “Emi Asta”.
In August of 2010 Emi recorded his first album self titled containing new improved versions of the songs recorded in the E.P., and also adding five new songs, one of them being a cover of the Janis Joplin’s song “Cry Baby”.
In February of 2012 decided to move to New York, where he’s working on the promotion of his album and writing new material.