Styles Latin • Italian Music
Counties Greater London
This guitarist was born in Naples and strarted his studies in classical guitar with Maestro "Vincenzo Pirro" at age 9.
At age 14, he fell in love with the electric bass, soon he became one of the most acclaimed bass players around his area and at age 18 he started touring Europe with famous artists such as: I Masaniello, Enzo Avitabile, No Press, Soul River, Hell's Cobra Blues Band, Nino Buonocore and many others.
After many years of touring and studio sessions as bass player, in 1998 he moved to UK where he felt the guitar was the best vehicle to express his musicality.
Over the last 8 years, he has been performing in the UK, Europe and overseas, including a number of cruises with Royal Caribbean (Florida, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bahamas among others).
At present, he is performing regularly at the most prestigious venues of Central London, but he also continues his studies in flamenco guitar, bass, singing and jazz theory.
The mixture of different influences (funk-blues-jazz-flamenco-folk-bossa...) together with the ability to switch from bass to guitar and from one musical genre to another, makes Stef an original player which has developed his own playing style on both instruments.
Stef is also an active Sound Engineer who has worked with Toots Thielemans, Jack de Johnette, Ornella Vanoni, Michael Coleman, Mike Francis, Hans Thessink, Blue Boy Benoit, Round Coloured Note, Uglylove and many other artists, this means that the sound of his performances is always at its best.