The Partners in Crime + The Loba Loba Lovers live

Concert - Event posted by elena

Address: v. Villamagna 27a , Florence - Gavinana / Galluzzo

Date: Friday 15 February 2019


Rock'n'roll returns to the CPA!
We are very happy to host two bands that will play for the first time on our stage The Partners In Crime and The Loba Loba Lovers , which will make you dance until late at night with their sound in which rockabilly, surf and swing intersect with the rhythm'n'blues, the jump blues and the "black" rock'n roll creating an irresistible cocktail with a very high energy charge!


9.00 pm popular dinner

11.00 pm start of concerts with:

The Loba Loba Lovers (rock'n roll blues from pistoia)

The Partners In Crime (Rock'n'Blues, Hoodoo Soul & Black Rock'n'Roll)


# The Partners In Crime - The Partners In Crime project was born in the summer of 2014 thanks to the meeting of two of the most appreciated musicians of the Italian vintage music scene: Simone Di Maggio, leader of the listed Rock'n'Roll band " The Astrophonix "is considered one of the best European guitarists, and Angelo Castiglione, leader of the" Shame Blues Band ", appreciated as one of the most crystalline talents of the harmonica blues.
The passion for the vintage style strongly influenced by the American roots music of the 50s and by the European contaminations of the mid-60s gave life to what many have already defined as one of the most valuable bands in the Tuscan landscape. The great strength of the band lies in the natural union of the musical styles from which the two main performers come, and so rockabilly, surf and swing intersect with the jump blues, the soul and the "black" rock'n'roll , creating an irresistible cocktail with a very high energy charge. Even the aesthetic strongly recalls the atmosphere of the Chicago of 1956 thanks to the attention to detail placed by the four musicians who combine their personal touch, the typical style of that period.
After 3 years of touring all over Tuscany and part of Italy, the band produces its first album "Hoodoo Souls" and participates, even before its release, at numerous festivals and events of national and international importance.
During the preview period of the new album The Partners In Crime participate as opening act to the tour of the most important band in the world Garage / Rock'n'Roll scene: "THE SONICS".
Rob Lind, leader and founding member of the band since 1960 says about them: "... these guys have the same determination and energy that we had at the beginning of our career with the Sonics and they are also excellent musicians ...", defining The Partners in Crime "the best support band on this long European tour".

Line up:

Simone Di Maggio - guitar and vocals.
Simone is currently considered one of the best Rock'n'Roll guitarists in Europe. In fact, his guitar style combines the sound and technique of the great guitarists of the past with the energy and style of rockers of the 2000s.
It collaborates throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.
Simone began his professional career at just 14 when he began recording his first solo album "EVERYBODY'S MOVIN" (Whampire Rec. 2000). The success of the latter makes him appreciate in the USA where he is elected "HONORARY MEMBER OF ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME", the most important association dedicated to the 50's music of the planet. Simone also receives the "KISS OF APPROVATION" for his debut album considered one of the most beautiful Rock'n'Roll records of the last years. Bob Timmers, president of RHoF says of him: "... Simone is an example for all young musicians in the world ...".
His original song "Milkshake boogie" becomes the official acronym of the site and is included in the most prestigious compilations of the sector as: "RHoF Vol.3", "Wild man bop Vol.3" and above all "The Best from the Best "with the best Rock'n'Roll bands in the world.
Simone tours Europe and Asia by touring countries such as: Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, UK, Spain, China, Hong Kong participating in festivals such as: BLUE MONDAY FESTIVAL and CERTINES COUNTRY ROCKIN FEST along with world Rock'n'Roll stars such as: WANDA JACKSON, HAYDEN THOMPSON and RUDY
In 2004 he was elected best guitarist of the EDDIE COCHRAN WEEKENDER 2004 (UK) among over 40 legends such as: ALBERT LEE, DAVE EDMUNDS, THE COMETS, STAN PERKINS and many others.
In 2003 he formed the Astrophonix and deviated his style on a decidedly more aggressive and contemporary impact.

Angelo Castiglione - Harmonica and solo voice.
Frontman of great presence and talent, Angelo began his musical career in his region of origin (Sicily) playing with numerous Blues bands with which he formed musically turning the whole peninsula and receiving great acclaim. After his transfer to Tuscany, he formed the "Shame Blues Band" with which he began to be known first throughout Florence, then throughout the region. He recorded his first album under the artistic production of Simone Di Maggio and in a very short time he was asked to take part in some of the most important Italian blues festivals, such as "Pistoia Blues", "Torrita Blues festival", "Fermento" blues fest ".
His desire to experiment with new sides of black music led him shortly to start a collaboration with Simone Di Maggio that will lead to the birth of The Partners In Crime. Angelo Castiglione was also a radio speaker for Nova Radio, where he led Blues Nite, an in-depth program on the Blues scene.

Tommaso Faglia - double bass. In the Astrophonix since the summer of 2007, Tommaso is certainly one of the youngest and most talented "Slap" bassists of the peninsula. After having long played in various rock bands of the Florentine underground, he began an important collaboration with the singer-songwriter Giuseppe Povia, who led him to perform throughout Italy and in the international events such as Live8 and CocaCola Live @ MTV. He took part in the tours of: La Camera Migliore, Audiored, Barbara Gilbo, Paolo Benvegnù, Luca Madonia, Train De Vie, UnePassante, Marco Di Maggio and many other bands of the Tuscan-Roman Rock'n Roll circuit, with whom we discover a real natural talent in the slap technique on Contrabass.

Marco Di Lupo - drums.
Study with the best teachers on the Italian scene, achieving excellent results. He graduated in the "Advanced" levels of the prestigious Scuderie Capitani and at the III level of the important Lizard Academy.
Marco increases his own live experience by joining bands like: "La Crisi Municipal Philharmonic" with which he also performs in theater and obtains several awards, "Big Lebowsky blues trio" and "Serena Antonelli Project", beyond that to several other groups with which ranges from Punk-Pop to straight Rock, proving, despite his young age, a truly versatile drummer. It has the opportunity to share the stage with the caliber of: Modena City Ramblers, Bandabardò and Sud Sound System. In 2011 he joined the Astrophonix with whom he toured throughout Europe and with whom he recorded two albums of Italian and German production.


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Via Villamagna 27 / a, 50100 Florence Italy
Bus: 8, 23, 31, 32, 71, 80 (stop p.zza Gualfredotto)
Firenze Sud motorway exit, v.le Europa exit

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