Gretsch Guitars/ Casale Bauer/Elixir Strings/Digitech
& The Rockabilly Hall of Fame - Usa
MARCO DI MAGGIO
Marco Di Maggio has been recognized by the international press as one of top world’s R’n’R guitarist.
His brilliant musical background covers many styles, ranging from Rockabilly, Power Surf, R’n’R, Neo Swing, Country and Blues.
His distinctive and innovative playing permitted him to perform in front of all kind of audiences and to be appreciated from Rockers, Heavy Metal fans, Jazz musicians and also alternative Rock listeners. He writes his own music with personality, mixing up an explosive cocktail of different influences.
He performed in USA, UK, CHINA, HONG KONG, RUSSIA, HOLLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, DENMARK, NORWAY, SWEDEN, GREECE, LATVIA, ESTONIA, FINLAND, AUSTRIA, ITALY appearing at top meetings as:
MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL 2009 (CH), VIVA LAS VEGAS 2000, 2001 (USA), GRAND OLE OPRY 2001 (USA), THE OLIMPIC GAMES IN TURIN - ITALY 2006 , JACKSON R’N’R FEST 2000 (USA),GREEN BAY ‘50’s FEST 2002 (USA), THE ROCKABILLY RAVE ’98, 2001 (UK), AUDITORIUM Of ROME 2009 (Italy),
THE EDDIE COCHRAN WEEKEND ’99, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 (UK), MUNCHEN R’N’R FEST 2002 (D), THE SUMMER JAMBOREE 2002, 2006 (ITALY) and many more.
BORMIO GUITAR FESTIVAL - ITALY 2002, SAINT AGREVE COUNTRY FEST - FRANCE 2003/2007
just to mention a few numbers...
Marco collected important collaborations with many r’n’r legends such as: TERRY WILLIAMS (Dire Straits), D.J. FONTANA (ELVIS’ DRUMMER), SCOTTY MOORE (ELVIS’ GUITARIST), SLIM JIM PHANTOM (STRAYCATS’ DRUMMER), JOHNNY FARINA (Santo & Johnny), LINDA GAIL LEWIS (JERRY LEE SISTER), ROBERT GORDON, BILLY LEE RILEY, THE GENE VINCENT BLUE CAPS, also appearing on the same bill as SCOTTY MOORE, LITTLE RICHARD, THE COMETS just to name a few from a list of over 50 artists.
Terry Williams, the Dire Straits drummer, said about him: "I played with the greatests, B.B. KING, ERIC CLAPTON, MARK KNOPFLER, ALBERT LEE and i can say that Marco Di Maggio is one of them"
He released 11 cd’s, 1 teaching video, 1 videoclip, appearing in more than 35 international compilations.
Interviewed by the most important tv and radio channels as the BBC in Uk, from ’99 he started to work on soundtrack and music fro spots and many of his songs has been choosen for movies all over the world, including the famous tv series “FRIENDS”.
He become populair with his first band, The Di Maggio Bros. and with the Di Maggio Connection Marco opened a new chapter on his music, releasing the album “The Wildest Game”, 16 tracks of pure dynamite r’n’r with a lot of influences from NeoRockabilly, Surf, Rock and Swing.
During 2007, Marco toured over China playing at top clubs in Shanghai, Peking, Hangzhou.
During 2008 Marco come back in studio to release his 10th albums titled “The Route Of Time” with his band, The Di Maggio Connection.
In the same year the Connection come back in China, Hong Kong, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Uk, France for a brilliant world tour.
His 10th albums released with the Di Maggio Connection by Musical Brain, has been published during October 2009.
Marco has been selected by the great Gretsch Guitars to endorse those fabulous instruments thanks to M.Casale Bauer – Italy and in the same time he started a collaboration endorsing also Elixir Strings and Digitech effects.
During July 2009, Marco has been invited to perform with the Di Maggio Connection at the great MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL, where the band recorded a cd live that will be published the year 2011.
During the last 3 years, Marco was in tour with his projects and also with Robert Gordon, Johnny Farina and Slim Jim Phantom.
Recently, he returned in recording studio to release an instrumental album, it will be published during autumn 2013.
Steve Aynsley, journalist for the important Uk's Magazine "Now Dig This", comments: "Marco Di Maggio is a real genius as a guitarist, songwriter and adaptor of music, outside of his genre and inside it. The Wildest Game is a super, super record!!
Quotes from artists and Magazines
“Marco Di Maggio is a real genius as a guitarist, songwriter and adaptor of music, outside of his genre and inside it. The Wildest Game is a super, super record!” (Steve Aynsley - Now Dig This - Uk) genre. The Cd The Wildest Game is a super super record!" (STEVE AYNSLEY - NOW DIG THIS - UK
"I played with the greatests, MARK KNOPFLER, B.B.KING, ERIC CLAPTON, ALBERT LEE and i can say that MARCO DI MAGGIO is one of them" TERRY WILLIAMS (THE DIRE STRAITS' DRUMMER)
"The cd of the DI MAGGIO BROS. is a killer! These cats from Florence, Italy, really know how to shake that shack. But beyond the good rockin' beat, we have an astoundingly guitar virtuoso throught out this superb record with extremely strong harmonies" RONNIE WEISER (ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDS-USA)
"Very good album with strong vocals and some of the best guitar work i've heard from long time" STEVE AYNSLEY (NOW DIG THIS MAGAZINE-UK)
"The more pure refreshing rockabilly trio i've heard from long time" BOB TIMMERS (PRESIDENT OF THE ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME)
"The DI MAGGIO BROS. are a great band and MARCO DI MAGGIO is one of world's best rockabilly guitar, after olive oil, he's the best italian product" LINDA GAIL LEWIS (JERRY LEE's SISTER) USA
"HIGH SPEED PICKIN', a manic pickin' instro, just to show the guitarist can play even better than he has done so far" MARC FENECH (SOUTHERN & ROCKIN' MUSIC MAGAZINE-UK/FINLAND)
"They're all great musicians and have fantastic voices. They are going to do somethin' really important" BILLY SWAN (GOLD RECORD in the US with "I CAN HELP" and producer for TONY JOE WHITE)
"This is some high speed stuff, no doubt about it. I predict this will be the CD of '98. Why american groups aren't this good?" JOE WAIGEL - LAS VEGAS
"An incredible italian rockabilly band with a great feeling, guided by an authentic guitar virtuoso" MARTIN ACE (MAN)
"Great album, great voices and he's a hell of guitar player" BOB "GIT IT" KELLY (SONGWRITER FOR GENE VINCENT)
"Man, that boy can play!... and what a nice guy. He's gonna go places for sure" DICKIE BE-BOP HARREL (ORIGINAL DRUMMER FOR GENE VINCENT & THE BLUE CAPS) USA
"Great album, great musicians" BOB Mc CARVER (JERRY LEE LEWIS MANAGER) USA
"After having the privilege and the pleasure of seeing MARCO DI MAGGIO at the 1999 EDDIE COCHRAN WEEKENDER, i must suggest that you consider to buy all his albums, including the tribute to EDDIE COCHRAN "THANK YOU EDDIE". Marco has the spirit of Eddie but is no slavish copyst. His recording add to Eddie's legacy. He has a Gretsch tattooed on his arm demonstrating his love for this music" BOB HUME (THE COCHRAN CONNECTION) UK
"The title of his last album "SUPERPICKING" is totally justified. He plays all the instruments. The only other artist that could do a work like that maybe would be Darrel Higham" HARRY DODDS (NOW DIG THIS MAGAZINE) UK
"The Superpicker! Marco Di Maggio combines great feeling with overwhelming techniques and he is unbelievably fast!" ROCK AND ROLL UNIVERSE - GERMANY
D.J. FONTANA (ELVIS’ drummer)
TERRY WILLIAMS (DIRE STRAITS’ drummer)
KEVIN SMITH (bassist for HIGHNOON and B. SETZER ORCHESTRA)
ALBERT LEE (Guitar legend, Everly Bros., Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton..)
LINDA GAIL LEWIS (JERRY LEE LEWIS’ sister)
GREG (Famous italian tv act/singer)
ROBERT GORDON (R’n’R singer from New York)
PETE HUTTLINGER (John Denver’s Guitarist)
PAUL BURLISON ( JOHNNY BURNETTE’s guitarist)
ROCKY BURNETTE (JOHNNY BURNETTE’s son)
BILLY LEE RILEY (Sun Studios legend)
DAVE ROE ( JOHNNY CASH, CHET ATKINS and DWIGHT YOAKAM bassist)
THE GENE VINCENT’s BLUE CAPS (Be Bop A Lula’s Group)
NARVEL FELTS (Gold Records in Usa)
BILLY SWAN (Gold Record in Usa, collaboration with Elvis)
RAY CAMPI (Rollin’ Rock star )
GARY LAMBERT ( EDDIE COCHRAN and GLEN GLENN guitarist)
RONNIE DAWSON (American R’n’R legend)
ROSIE FLORES (Nashville country singer)
BILL MACK (GENE VINCENT’s bassist)
SONNY BURGESS (Sun Sudios legend)
MARTIN ACE ( Man’s bassist)
BOBBY COCHRAN (Eddie’s Nephew)
TOM BRESH ( MERLE TRAVIS’ son)
HAYDEN THOMPSON ( Sun Recording artist)
On the same bill as:
SCOTTY MOORE (ELVIS’ guitarist)
BILL HALEY’s COMETS
THE BUDDY HOLLY’s CRICKETS
TONY SHERIDAN (…Beatles)
THE JORDANAIRES (Elvis’ vocal background)
BOB MOORE (Elvis’ Bassist)
And many more…
TELE ROCK AND ROLL - Rockhouse Rec. 1995 I/NL
ROCKABILLY GUITAR - Instructional Video - Playgame Music 1997 I
ROCKABILLY FROM THE BOOTS UP - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame 1998 USA
THE GOLDEN AGE OF R’N’R – CD – Flipper Music – 1999 - Italy
THANK YOU EDDIE - Vampirella Rec. 1999 Germany
SUPERPICKING - Vampirella Rec. 2000 Germany
AT FULL SPEED - Vampirella Rec. 2002 Germany
EVERYBODY’S MOVIN’ (with Simone Di Maggio) - Vampirella Rec. 2001 Germany
THE WILDEST GAME - Area Pirata Rec - Italy - 2004
BYE BYE BLUES – Jungle Records (Finland) – 2005
“WHEN I HIT MY STRIDE” - Area Pirata Rec. - Italy – 2007
“THE ROUTE OF TIME” – Musical Brain – Italy – 2010”
“The SENSATIONAL GUITAR SOUND Of MARCO DI MAGGIO” – Thunderball Rec. – 2013 - Italy
CASH ON DELIVERY - CMH Rec. - USA - 1998
ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME Vol. 2 - RabHof – 1998 USA
ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME Vol. 3 - RabHof – 1999 USA
SWING YOUR HIPS - Whampire Rec. – 1999 D
SWING, JIVE AND WAIL - Whampire Rec. – 1999 D
KINGS OF ROCKABILLY GUITAR - Vampirella Rec. – 1999 D
WILD MEN BOP 3 - Vampirella Rec. – 1999 D
WILD MEN BOP 4 - Vampirella Rec. – 1999 D
THE TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY - Whampire Rec. – 1999 D
THE TRIBUTE TO JERRY LEE LEWIS – Whampire Rec. – 2000 D
ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME Vol. 4 - RabHof – 2000 USA
WILD MEN BOP 5 - Vampirella Rec. – 2000 D
5TH ANNIVERSARY VYNIL - Whampire Rec. – 2000 D
ELVIS STILL ALIVE - Vampirella Rec. – 2000 D
JAMBOREE XMAS ALBUM - Jamboree Rec. – 2000 I
WILD MEN BOP 6 - Vampirella Rec. – 2001 D
THE SUN TRIBUTE - Vampirella Rec. – 2001 D
THE EEC COMPILATIONS – Empire Records (Fin) 2005
And many more
Official website: www.marcodimaggio.com
My space: www.myspace.com/thedimaggiobros