Adriano Viterbini is one of the most talented characters on the Italian music scene. His sound is based in rock blues, and his instrument of choice is the guitar. “You hit the strings and you hear the result straightaway, whereas the piano is more sophisticated - the sound isn't immediate, it's filtered through multiple steps”. Viterbini has recorded three albums and a live LP with the Bud Spencer Blues Explosion, the guitar and drum duo he started in 2007 with Cesare Petulicchio which has often mixed the blues with electric rhythms. “With the Bud Spencer Blues Explosion I wanted to have a group that just played live, with a real raw attitude, and that ended up being the trademark of all the other music I did too. I like the idea of just being able to crank out an hour and a half concert for the crowd. That's why Bud Spencer has been on tour all the time since 2007”. In 2013, Viterbini also released an intimist, evocative solo album, Godfoil, and another, again instrumental, titled Film O Sound is on the way and will also be released in Europe and the US.
Music has been Viterbini's world all his life. Piano lessons as a kid, followed by the shock of hearing Kurt Cobain's guitar and, finally, the seduction of Ry Cooder, the music and the mood of the Mississippi Delta, and the primordial sounds of the blues. He also owes much to the Roman school of blues, Alex Britti and the late Roberto Ciotti above all, and today his tastes run to the blues of the nomads of the Mali desert.
Viterbini has often worked as a sound engineer as well as playing as a session musician with Raf, Marina Rey and other Italian pop artists, his most recent work being with the Fabi Gazzè Silvestri trio and the Tuareg musician Bombino. But as a musician and lover of sound and guitars, he prefers playing live, as evidenced by his many concerts with the BSBE, his solo dates and those with other side projects like Black Friday, a tribute to the timeless classics of the blues with Luca Sapio.
The story has been written by Stefano Ciavatta,writer.
Blues rock virtuoso. Singer and guitarist of the Bud Spencer Blues Explosion, with a forthcoming solo album, Film O Sound.