Franco Di Donato - Bass Guitarist |
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I can play and I know all the musical styles, my personal style is Funky and I am a great connoisseur of the slap technique that I use a lot in my musical productions.
I am also a discreet singer and in addition to my songs, with my tone and my style of voice I sing Level 42 - Kool & the gang - Laid Back - Kc & The Sunshine band - Buggless - Kiss and similar ....
My particularity is that I can play bass and sing in style Mark King (Level 42)
As Bassplayer: i can play ALL.
As Bassplayer & Singer this is my Set-List:
Lessons in love - Level 42
Something about you - Level 42
Get down on it - Kool & the gang
Celebration -Kool & the gang
That's the way i like it - Kc & the sunshine band
I'm your boogie man - Kc & the sunshine band
Shake your booty - Kc & the sunshine band
Get down tonight - Kc & the sunshine band
Sunshine reggae - Laid Back
Video killed the radio star - Buggless
The wall - Pink Floyd
I was made for lovin' you - Kiss
Oye como va - Santana
Y.M.C.A. - Village People
Franco Di Donato
Musician well known and appreciated both in Italy and in Europe, virtuoso bassist, with a good technique and great versatility; as well as Singer, Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, and expert Computer Music Programmer. He began his studies at the age of 13 with Maestro Gilberto Carusi, continuing them at the St. Louis Jazz School in Rome with Bass Maestro Piero Montanari and Composition with Maestro E. Pieranunzi, thus beginning his artistic activity at the age of 19.
Show: "Sante Show", "Etching", "Le tate", "Le Ragazze di non è la Rai", "Dobrilla", ... "C. Corona", "Fabiana Conti", "Andrea", “Johnny Blues band" and in various orchestras in Italy and in Europe.
Session: Romano Mussolini, Gege Telesforo, Sergio Caputo.
Tour: Ivan Cattaneo, Stefano Borgia, Valeria Visconti, Gianluca Guidi, Neil Zaza, Franco Di Donato.
Collaborations and Concerts:
Phil Gould and Mike Lindup (Level 42), Pope Alfredo Hernandez (KMS), Ricky Portera (Stadium, L. Dalla), Marina Fiorentini, Alex Masi, John Macaluso (Y. Malmesteen), Andrea De Paoli (Labyrinth - Chaos Venture) , Luigi Mosello (Music Universe acm), Maestro Mistheria. Domenico Caliri (E. Rava), the Orchestra Aquilana di Fiati directed by Maestro Paolo Cerasoli, Fabio Balestrieri, Diana Winter, Massimo Di Rocco, Andrea Valentini, Cedrick, Otto Ohm, Max Grillo (Maxiata), Marco Zanini Blues band, Moto Perpetuo, Johnny Bluesman.
(Bassplayer – Singer – Songwriter – Composer – Arranger – Guitarist – Pc Musical Programming)
** “Quello che sento”- Franco Di Donato. (Cd Album) 2010. Producer Florindo Cimei – Ric & Ary Studio.
** “The Way of Bass”- Franco Di Donato. (Cd Album Strumentale) 2015
Producer Luigi Mosello, Label Edit Music Rock for Music Universe a.c.m.
** “Servo del Denaro” - Franco Di Donato/Fabio Mosello. (Cd Singolo) 2015
Producer Luigi Mosello, Label Edit Music Italy for Music Universe a.c.m.
** “Brividi nel Cuore” - Franco Di Donato/Papa Alfredo Hernandez. (Cd Singolo) 2015
Producer Luigi Mosello, Label Edit Music Italy – Rock Line for Music Universe a.c.m.
** “Franco Di Donato My Best Hits” - Franco Di Donato. (Cd Album) 2016
** “Una parte di me” - Franco Di Donato. (Cd Singolo) 2017
Project Manager Angelo Anselmi, Musical Producer Florindo Cimei.
** “Sesso tra i tuoi cocci” - Franco Di Donato. (Cd Singolo) 2017
Project Manager Angelo Anselmi, Musical Producer Florindo Cimei.
** “Questo amore” - Franco Di Donato. (Cd Singolo) 2017
Project Manager Maurizio Cipollone, Musical Producer Florindo Cimei, Producer Franco Di Donato.
** “Fontamara” - Paolo Capodacqua, soundtrack of the television drama RAI.
** “Fantasia in mi minore” – M° Carmine Di Marco.
** “The Beginning” Viracocha (Musical Project by Maestro Mistheria alias Giuseppe Iampieri)
** “Piccola” - Antonello Ciani.
(Bassplayer - Background Vocal - Arranger –Pc Music Programmer – Guitarist)
Anthem of the football club Celano (Noi vogliamo vincere) - Anthem of the football club Canistro (Forza Campioni).
Electoral Anthem Forza Italia. (by Mariano Santomaggio) - Electoral Anthem Liberal. (by Mariano Santomaggio)
Election Anthem Daniela Stati. (by Mariano Santomaggio) - Electoral Anthem Silvio Berlusconi. (by Mariano Santomaggio)
The Bloom of youth by BREAKTHRU.
He has been the owner of one of his recording studio with rehearsal rooms that he personally managed where he also held music lessons together with several collaborators "Modern Music School" in Avezzano (AQ).
He has played and performed many concerts in the central and central Italy with his Cover band "Funk Totum" of which he is the bass player and singer, he also plays and collaborates as a bassist with various cover bands in central Italy.
In August 2009 he made his own CD "Quello che sento" produced by Franco Di Donato himself in Co-production with a well-known entrepreneur from Abruzzo F. Di Profio and Florindo Cimei, mixed at the "Rik & Ary Studio" by Florindo Cimei. The CD contains 8 unpublished songs and 2 covers, in which Franco has sung, played the bass and many parts of guitars, the choirs, edited all the musical programming, wrote the lyrics, the music and edited the arrangements, with the support of musicians with whom he collaborated and collaborated. In the CD there are two covers (Lessons in Love and Over Time) of the legendary Level 42 band, the first with lyrics translated into Italian and the second with unpublished lyrics by Franco Di Donato (Regina).
In 28 February 2010 he designed and implemented a concert for the collection of funds for the reconstruction of a nursery in the fraction of Tempera l'Aquila destroyed by the earthquake. At the concert they participated and played as special guests with Franco: Ricky Portera, Fabrizio Leo, Mike Lindup and Phil Gould of Level 42, Fabio Balestrieri, Diana Winter, Claudio Golinelli band, The Brass Section Regional Orchestra Abruzzese Directed by M ° Paolo Cerasoli and various artist from Abruzzo who opened the concert. The concert was performed at the Teatro dei Marsi in Avezzano (AQ) under the patronage of the Municipality of Avezzano, Province of l'Aquila and the Abruzzo Region and documented and broadcast on RAI 3.
In 30 June 2013 he participated in "LIFE IN MARSICA Music, Color, Live" Charity Event for the Department of Pediatrics of the Hospital of Avezzano (AQ), which took place at the Stadio dei Marsi in Avezzano (AQ).
In April 25, 2014 he participated in the “NELSON MANDELA International Music Day”, organized by Africa Unite, which took place at the Piper Club in Rome.
From September 2009 to Seetembre 2010 in collaboration with L.E.G.G. Guitars by Giuseppe Gobbi (www.legg-guitars.it) was born the Evolution Bass (Dr Funk) "Franco Di Donato Model" designed and built to specifications of Franco.
From February 2010 to February 2012 he signed a collaboration contract as Endorsement with Gold Music s.r.l. for "ROTOSOUND".
From January 2015 to December 2016 he worked as Endorser with D'razio Strings and Cavi Niccolai Segnature.
From August 2016 he collaborates as Endorser with Fabiano Scuffi Liuteria.
From January to June 2014, Franco Di Donato has collaborated with the German Producer Papa Alfredo Hernandez "King Mambo Studio" (Munster Germany) to realize the song "Brividi nel cuore" as Bassist / Singer and Author of lyrics and Co. Composer.
In March 2015, his Instrumental CDs as Soloist Bassist "The Way of Bass" is published and distributed on all Digital Stores. It contains unpublished songs of his Composition and Cover in tribute to two Great Bassists "Jaco Pastorius and Mark King" and a single double CD as Bassist / Singer, Songwriter, Composer and Arranger "Servo del denaro" "Brividi nel cuore". The two CDs are produced and distributed by the Producer LUIGI MOSELLO "Edit Music Italy - Musical Line, Music Universe a.c.m., Edit Music Italy - Rock Line. In addition, one of the two songs of the Cd Single "Servo del denaro" is included in the Compilation "Kanto 2015 Complilation" of Edit Music Italy - Music Line, Production by Luigi Mosello. The compilation and the two new CDs are distributed and sold digitally and on physical CDs and broadcast by the best Italian and international radio stations.
Franco Di Donato has been included in the "Masters of energy" Compilation Label Edit Music Italy, distributed by Music Universe a.c.m. Airone Music editions.
* Starting from September 2016 Franco takes care of a monthly educational rubric “Thumb >Groove” dedicated to Basso Slap with exercises designed by him and related reviews on the important musical magazine "Guitar Club".
* Franco Di Donato was present as Guest Artist in the TV Format "CantaFestivalGiro 2016" by Mario Serafino. The Format aired on 250 national television stations, Canale Italia 161 national terrestrial television and on Italia Mia.
* Franco Di Donato was "Special Guest" of several important National and European Festivals (Pop / Rock / Blues), in particular "Special Guest and President of the Jury" of the "Montesilvano Pop Rock Music Fest 2016" by Angelo Anselmi (Distanze Sonore ).
Franco Di Donato has created two new singles "Una parte di me" and "Sesso tra I tuoi cocci" along with two videos.
Franco Di Donato: Lyrics, Music, Arrangements, Musical Programming, Bass, Voice, Choirs, Guitars. Project Manager Angelo Anselmi, Florindo Cimei Artistic Production. The songs have been recorded, mixed and mastered at the "Ric & Ari Studio" by Florindo Cimei.
The new CDs are distributed and sold digitally and on physical CDs and broadcast by the best Italian and international radio stations.
In Agosto 2017 Franco has created a new single also supported by a video clip "Questo amore"
Franco Di Donato: Lyrics, Music, Arrangements, Programming, Bass, Voice, Choirs, Guitars. With the collaboration of David Giacomini Guitars, Ulli Shafstall Solo Guitar and Nadia Tayeb Background Vocal. Executive Production: Franco Di Donato and Maurizio Cipollone. Road Manager Maurizio Mincarelli. Artistic Production: Florindo Cimei. The song was created, recorded, mixed and mastered at the "Ric & Ari Studio" by Florindo Cimei, published and on sale on all Digital Stores. On this occasion Franco also created a physical CD containing a collection of some of his songs from 2010 to 2017.
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The awesome italian funky music of the great bassplayer & singer Franco Di Donato. This cd is a Best Hits contain 9 best song of Franco Di Donato. Questo amore (new august 2017) Una parte di me (single 2017) Sesso tra i tuoi cocci (single 2017) Servo del denaro (single 2016) Brividi nel cuore (single 2016) Anima - dedicated to J. Pastorius (album Quello che sento 2010) Notti (album Quello che sento 2010) Bass Dance - instrumental (album The way of bass 2015) Funk Groove -instrumental (album The way of bass 2015)€7 (+€3 P&P)
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