The Spins are an international pop/rock outfit headed by Alessia Mattalia, arguably Europes best known female drummer having done session work for Jeff Beck and particularly noted for her drumming on Jeff Beck’s Grammy Award winning track ‘HAMMERHEAD’ featured on the album ‘Emotion and Commotion’. Their EP ‘Hello Baby’ reached #14 in RadioWaveMonitor Electronic/Dance charts and the video won a special prize at the Chicago Planet Ant Film and Video Festival.
ALESSIA MATTALIA is arguably Europes best known female drummer. Besides her participation to Jeff Beck’s HAMMERHEAD sessions, other key elements of her career have been: opening act with italian pop band B-Nario of Michael Jackson’s gig at S.Siro stadium in Milano (June 1997), touring member with italian popstars Eros Ramazzotti, Massimo Ranieri, Dario Baldan Bembo, headliner at Lyon Bag’ Show (2004) Montluçon international drumming festival (2005) and Torino drumming festival (2006).
MAI AGAN is mostly known for her work with Estonian pop sensation KERLI, Swedish singer-songwriter Linnea Henriksson and her own jazz-fusion group MaiGroup that she formed in 2010 from the most remarkable Swedish young musicians. MaiGroup has released two albums: “Luv” (2013) and “You” (2015) consisting of original compositions written, arranged and produced by Mai herself. Her latest album “You” features highly renowned guest artists like Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar, Håkan Broström on soprano sax and Wille Alin on drums.
Mai has toured/recorded/shared the stage with Doug Seegers, Carola, Greg Leisz, David Crosby, Philip Hamilton (Mike Stern “Voices”, Pat Metheny Group).
AMY DANIELLE WESTON in her own words:
“Hellooo! My name is Amy Danielle and I am a singer/songwriter from Manchester, England.
Let’s start at the very beginning. (a very good place to start). I started singing when I was in Year 4 at Kingsway Primary School. I had decided I wanted to go on Britain’s Got Talent, to which my Mum told me I should find a talent first (thanks Mum). I already knew what I was going to do, but I ran upstairs, rehearsed the song once more, she came upstairs and I sang. Since then, I haven’t stopped. (Literally) I originally went to Flixton Girls High School, but realised in Year 8, it wasn’t for me. So I moved to Altrincham College of Arts (ACA). The time I spent there was precious, and although I wouldn’t go back, and hated it while I was there, and spent most of my time skipping PE, annoying teachers and ending up with a lunch detention, it taught me a lot about life.I now spend my life pretending to be other people, whilst attempting to look like a ballerina and quoting show tunes 24/7. In other words, I’m a musical theatre student at Pendleton College. Which is fab! Away from college, I write songs on my ukulele and sing them at people. It’s fun.
MARCELLO GIORDANO is band’s keyboardist and band’s main composer.
Marcello wrote his first hit in 1996 (I Wish You, Proprio Records) for italian dance pop band LIES IN A BOX. In 2011 Marcello wrote a set of rock variations on the first 8 bars of “I DUE FOSCARI” by Giuseppe Verdi, arguably the most influent italian opera composer during Risorgimento, then performed live with Alessia, guitarist Mario Pignatelli, bassist Roberto Cassetta and flute player Marco Giaccaria during the opening day of the official celebrations to commemorate 150 years of italian political unity.
Married with Alessia since 2009.
LUDOVIC BRIAND, After having begun studying trumpet at the age of 6, shifts to the guitar influenced by Toto and Queen.
Arranger and touring guitarist for Dave and Didier Barbelivien, Akram, Patrice Carmona, Lusitana, Marteen. Guitarist in Gregg Bissonette Mapex Tour and Stratocaster VG Tour.
Preview of our new single on Plug N Playrec Tidal Sound Wave featuring new vocalist June Caravel
The Spins – Tidal Sound Wave
The Spins – Dancer
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