Thanks to him, Simone discovered the acoustic guitar world and opened his mind toward it. Getting in these new instrument’s sounds and techniques, he performs several times on original compositions as well as on famous guitarists’ tunes. Important performances must be mentioned: the opening acts of the Paolo Giordano and Michael Manring concerts, Acousticway 2001 and 2007, Frentanacustica 2006, Settimana Mozartiana (Mozart’s week) 2006 and 2007 , the opening act of Franco Morone’s gig (Lanciano Blues Festival 2008), Tommy Fest 2010 (London), the opening act of the italian band Modena City Ramblers (Villa Vomano Festival 2010). In 2005 he wrote music for TV spot “Un Buco nel Muro” where F.Totti, P.Maldini and A.Preziosi were testimonials.
On May 2005, on the occasion of the Sarzana 8th Acoustic Guitar International Meeting, Simone wins the second award of one of the most important Italian competition, the “New Sound of Acoustic Music” (Wilder-Davoli Prize). In 2006 he wrote the soundtrack for short film “Radici” (Capri Film Festival 2007 finalist and Trabocco Prize 2007 winner). In 2008 he is the “guitar winner” of Emergenza Acosutic Showcase’s European Final (Award 2007-08). On April 2008 Simone took degree in Geological Science with honours.
On May 2008 he took part in Pierre Bensusan’s residential seminar at Château-Thierry (France). Since summer 2008 he play acoustic guitar in Paolo Tocco’s band (I Banditi). In June 2009 he relaeses his first album “green” distributed by the italian label fingerpicking.net, i-Tunes and other digital stores. “Green” received a positive feedback from Italian press.
Since summer 2009 Simone began to play and compose also solo greek bouzouki tunes. In early 2010 Simone’s geology studies led him to London where he performed in some “historical” clubs receiving positive feedback here too. On March 2010 he took part in a workshop with the australian guitarists Tommy Emmanuel. On April 2010 Simone played in Florence appearing in the Six Jail Bar official program with guitarists like J.
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