MR. OCCHIO " One Man Band R'n'R / ITA"

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BIO

Mr. Occhio, born in 1975, starts playing guitar in the early 90's in different Turin punk hard core bands, such  as Cruelty Free Core (CFC), with whom he played in all the most important stages of the Italian hard core scene. In the same years released a song in the legendary compilation "Inni della Rivolta". In 1993 starts his adventure with "I Fichissimi"(whose name refers to a trashy Italian movie with Diego Abatantuono), one of the outstanding bands in the Italian punk rock scene with a peculiar sound a la Ramones that made their songs a classic anthem for all the young Italian punks.

 

The 7'' "Un mondo fichissismo" with his fresh and easygoing sound was in the top ten of the alternative rock chart in the Italian musical magazine Rumore and was even set in the playlist of  Tim Johannan (editor and creator of ''Maximum rock'n'roll'', that was really a holy book for punk rock lovers). Although the band's career passed just few but intense years, Mr. Occhio founds immediately another one in which he could shows his creative efforts: he joined the hardcore band "La maschera di ferro" with whom he recorded a 10" in Ruggero Catania's recording studios(Ruggero becomes later a member of Africa Unite). The record was produced and distributed only in the DIY scene, and that's why is so rare and difficult to find, for this reason the myth of obscurity and mystery is still around this band. After some lucky tours, Mr. Occhio quits with them and starts djing in some clubs in Turin, Paris, Gineva, Zurich and other dancefloor selecting ska, rock steady,northern soul and garage. In the meanwhile he studies other guitar  techniques, and becomes more inclined to blues styles like fingerpicking and slide guitar. After few year of practice, he starts to play delta blues using a resophonic guitar. When he play as one man band the set is composed by guitar  bassdrum, snare, hi hat, maracas, cimbals, tamborine, harp, kazoo. All that musical stuff are played simoultaneus.


This combination create his own peculiar style, melting his punk and savage garage attitude with traditional bluesy sound. that's rock! The one man band project, starts officially in 2005 doing a lot of shows around Italy. In april 2007 he tour with the Brazilian one man band "O Lendario Chucrobillyman", in may 2007 he play with the Swedish bluesy duo Deltahead at Spazio 211, and in the summer plays in the most important Italian One Man Band Festival in Venice, with the French Venus Trap One Fly Girl Band and Sheriff Perkins, the german Junior Disorder etc. After the Italian tour in October with King Automatic, one of the best one man band of our time, in february 2008  ''Invasao of one men bands tour'' around brasil with Chucrobillyman, Go Go Boy from Alabama, number 71, Gomez Mezcalero, chuck violence. In Brasil play for TV cultura on "alto falante show"one of the most important brazilian alternative music show in march 2008 play at the bremen one man band festival. In july 2008 play in Swiss to Geneva one man band festival. From 2005 to 2010 Mr.Occhio realized more than 200 shows. In December 2010 Mr. Occhio "hard boiled" has gonna be out on vinyl and free download.
 
It is produced by 5 different labels :
escape from today(it)
sonatine prod(it)
burning sound (ch)
jacob rec(it)
pescesiluro rec(it)

Guitar  bassdrum, snare, hi hat, maracas, cimbals, tamborine, harp, kazoo are performed simultaneously by
Mr. Occhio.
Produced by : escape from today, pescesiluro, sonatine, burning sound, jacob
Recorded, mixed and mastered by : Emanuele Baratto, Outsideinside studio, Montebelluna (Tv)
Artwork : gorestudio.it
Pics : Sele/Nina – Lorenzo “rockito” Priori
*Buscaglione / Chiosso  
** Mogol / Battisti
 
Tracklist
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01.Dice di amarmi
02.Palline di gelato
03.La dance du canapè
04.Guarda che luna*
05.Ossa rotte
06.Croque Mort
07.Mama don’t allow
08.Lei mi tratta male
09.Hanki Panki
10.Super Market**
11.You got to move

 

RELEASES

cover

Hard Boiled

 

Super Market
Mama Don't Hallow  
Dice Di Amarmi

 

 

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