Gianluca Firmo (FIRMO /Room Experience) made his first apparence worldwide as the mastermind of Room Experience’s back in 2015.
2018 is the year of Gianluca Firmo’s start to a new solo journey under the name FIRMO. The album is called “Rehab” and set for release in October 19th via Street Symphonies Records.
His solo work offers fresh melodies and wellcrafted lyrics which will stick in your mind and make you sing along once you’ve heard it.
A no fillers record goes from the uptempos and full of energy such “A place for judgement day” / “Heart of Stone” / “No prisoniers” / “Rehab” / to a soft alternative “Unbreakable” and finally to midtempo/slow tracks “Cowboys once, Cowboys forever” / “Until forever comes” / “Everything” / “Didn’t wanna care” keeping the listener sticked to every note and every word coming out of the player.
I could write much more about this album, but you better discover yourself the rest.
One thing is sure, Gianluca FIRMO deliver a modern melodic rock record which will be on the players for a longtime in the years to come.
AMRS APPROVED : 9.25 / 10
01. A Place For Judgement Day
02. Heart Of Stone
03. Shadows And Lights
04. Maybe Forever
05. No Prisoners
06. Didn’t Wanna Care
08. Don’t Dare To Call It Love
09. Cowboys Once, Cowboys Forever
11. Until Forever Comes
Gianluca Firmo: Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboards
Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri (Raintimes, Room Experience, Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace): Backing Vocals
Mattia “Noise Maker” Tedesco (Vasco Rossi, Gianluca Grignani, Candies For Breakfast): Guitars
Nicola Iazzi (Hardline, Candies For Breakfast): Bass
Daniele Valseriati (Tragodia): Drums & Percussion
Paul Laine (The Defiants, Danger Danger): Backing Vocals
Mario Percudani (Hungryehart, Hardline): Guitars
Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Room Experience): Guitars
Carlo Poddighe: Guitars
Pier Mazzini (Danger Zone): Keyboards
Andrea Cinelli: Piano
Alessandro Moro: Sax
Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the release of “Rehab”, first single taken from S/T solo debut by Italian singer/songwriter Gianluca Firmo. The album is scheduled for release on October 19, 2018 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, while a dedicated Japanese release is expected later in November via AnderStein Music.
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Street Symphonies Records is very proud to announce the signing of Room Experience’s mastermind Gianluca Firmo, for the release of his eponymous solo debut album.
Recordings are actually taking place at the Atomic Stuff Recording Studio (Isorella, Italy) under the technical supervision of Oscar Burato, with production duties handled by Gianluca himself.
Gianluca says: “Many of the songs I wrote (and I write) can’t be included in Room Experience albums, because not all the shades of melodic rock fit that kind of record. Beside that, I love singing, but my voice is not made for very high notes. Considering all this, I thought to pick some of my songs from those I love the most, and try to make a straight and forward melodic rock record, but less oriented in style.”
The tracks of the album will be all mixed by Oscar Burato, while mastering will be completed by renowned sound engineer Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes).
A release date announcement is expected in early 2018.
Viana’s debut album is receiving amazing feedbacks all around the world from fans and media alike! Here’s a collection of quotes from press reviews that show the great reactions received so far:
“Stefano Viana and his band come up with a rather splendid little album, guaranteed to please the diehards of the genre”. – Kieran Dargan / Fireworks n. 78 (Spot on review – UK)”This debut by Viana is a very well crafted album, with 10 tracks perfectly balanced between hard-rock and melodic rock, and played by a band composed by some of the best today’s italian rock musicians” – Denis Abello / Melodicrock.it (81/100 – Italy)”Dream Team, Dream Album, Dream Show: that’s what you’re going to hear and live with such a big class album” – Francesco Cacciatore / Rock Rebel Magazine (5/5 – Italy)”Pleasant since the first listening, this album shows clearly what kind of goals can be achieved in the next future by this italian guitar player” – Alicia Albertos / ViriAOR (8/10 – Spain)”Viana is a new project which really needs to be recognized, and it reminds us that Italy is not good just for wonderful cities, food and beautiful women, but also for very talented rock musicians” – Diego Gonzalez / Rock & Prog (8/10 – Argentina)”VIANA’s debut is such a beautiful record all the way! Beautiful melodies, harmonies to die for, amazing guitar licks, strong vocal lines and, most of all, heart and soul in a debut that is a big must have for every AOR lover out there” – Vassilis Hassirtzoglou / Heavy Paradise (8,5/10 – Greece)Street Symphonies Records is very happy to celebrate this outstanding receptions with the release of a new full track on Youtube, the heartfelt ballad “Follow The Dawn”: Viana – “Follow The Dawn” Official Audio
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