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Riccardo Grosso & RG Band

Riccardo Grosso & RG Band

Aug 12th 2017 @ Chablues Festival

Monthey, Switzerland
I Was There
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
9:00 PM
Chablues Festival
Monthey, Switzerland
If you are in a record store and you walk to the point where you are equally far from the shelves containing Folk, Jazz, Rock, Pop and Blues records, facing and looking straight to the latter, there you will be in the same point where we can place Riccardo Grosso & RGBand.

The harmonica virtuoso and gutsy singer Riccardo Grosso – after coming back from New Orleans where he lived and performed for a while – changed band direction from being a Blues band with a non-standard repertoire and a dark-sounding atmosphere to what can be considered today an Electrified Folk Blues, where Jazz-Funk approach (taken back from New Orleans) and its freedom and a solid Rock strong beat let this four piece combo from Treviso, Italy, to play their stories from all around the World slightly different – and still grooving – at every show.

Since 2003 (when they started to play the first gig) the band has seen the presence of Stefano Pagotto on guitar (starring with “I Belli di Waikiki” as well) and Massimo Fantinelli on bass (paid his dues playing with Guido Toffoletti and Tolo Marton, along others).

Today the drummer is Andrea D’Ostuni who is always travelling between London and Italy for music and whose style – filled with groove and Blues language – fits perfectly with the band’s style.