Contemporary Pianist / author / composer............................................ I started playing piano from a young age. Growing up I continued to discover new musical adventures, continued lessons, school musicals and the like.. early childhood performances... in the end, creating my individual musical being, my unique slant of musicality.I started my professional career in the early 80's. I have performed in Melbourne now for almost 3 decades, in a myriad of musical guises, performing, teaching, bands, ect.. but predominantly as a solo pianist in many of Melbourne’s hotels, clubs, bars and restaurants. I have been performing (solo piano) @ Crown Casino (Atrium Bar/ The Waiting Room), Melbourne since 1997. I have released/produced/written five independent albums to date.
In 1996 I released my first independent CD, "Rain in my Bathtub", a 17 track instrumental cd, launched @ the Continental Cafe, Prahran (Melbourne).
In 2006 my first book was published, an Italian cookbook with an accompanying original 11 track music cd....... titled “PLAYING WITH FOOD” (BROLGA PUBLISHING), with my father on the cover, a celebrated chef in Melbourne for nearly 4 decades.
At the end of 2008 (also through Brolga) my second book was released, more Italian cooking with another new accompanying, original 17 track music cd, titled “MUSIC TO DINE FOR”.
album release....."BEACH HOLIDAY" ( 2012)
album release..."Playing with Food" (2013)
album release ..."Welcome to my side of the World" (2013)
I have just completed a project: Compose, arrange , record and upload 1 original song a day for a year, from May 6 2013 to May 5 2014....in the end, 25 hours of original music, now currently being placed into individual albums and released, one a month for 24 months, 24 albums!
Evocative Instrumental,Instrumental pop, Orchestral pop, Soundtrack, Pop/jazz/ Soundscape-piano/ piano solo
"Galliano and the Sommavilllains" is the LIVE Band Project of my instrumental music.....debut gig 6 march 2014 @ The Purple Emerald, Melbourne.**STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!