Riccardo Grosso – vocals & harmonica
Flavio Paludetti – guitar
Cocco Marinoni – bass
Federico Patarnello – drums

“What do four Italians have to do with Blues?”.

With the Riccardo Grosso Blues Band, you can hear a link between the energy of the 60s-inspired Urban Blues – the one that gave birth to Rock N Roll – and the contemporary. That kind sound that may seduce you.

Featuring long experienced musicians such as guitarist Flavio Paludetti, bassist Alessandro “Cocco” Marinoni (Tolo Marton, Ian Paice) and drummer Federico Patarnello (Marco Pandolfi, Bob Margolin, David Lee Durham, Richard Ray Farrell) and lead by the singer and harmonica player Riccardo Grosso, this quartet engage you in that kind of vibe where low lights, a warm-tube tight sound and the freshness of electric is paying the dues to the meaning of Blues song.

The band teases fine listeners arranging some classics and using the deep “Blues feeling” as a frame, performing unexpected gems and giving room – following the lesson – to engaging moments of music improvisation.

Before the actual line-up, Riccardo and the band (formerly RGBand) released two albums (one featuring original tunes written by the band along with historic bass player Massimo Fantinelli) both reviewed on important media and touring half Europe, on Blues and Jazz Clubs stages and performing at International Blues Festivals, in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Austria.

The band is now working on original songs that are going to be recorded on a new album while they are still performing in Italy and abroad.

Riccardo Grosso shared the stage with Sonny Rhodes, Bob Corritore, Marcus Bonfanti, RJ Mischo, Adam Gussow, Andy J. Forest, Jack Broadbent, has played with the Blues Brothers Band in New Year 2019 in Pordenone (Italy), with Johnny Sansone, John Fhol (2008 – when Grosso was living in New Orleans), Enrico Crivellaro, Pippo Guarnera, to name a few.

 

PRESS & QUOTES

 

TREMENDOUS!

Charlie Musselwhite

 

I LOVE IT

Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone

REAL STROKES OF GENIUS!

Roots Time (BE)

 

A PREMIER INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Fred Delforge (FR)

EXPRESSING AT BEST ON STAGE

Soul Bag (FR)

 

CONVINCING AND FASCINATING

Wasser Prawda (DE)

FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE

Blues Online (PL)

 

IMPECCABLE

Blues Matters (UK)