1) How did you approach music? how was your passion born?
Hi Alberto and thanks to you. Well, with the first guitar that my father gave me when I was thirteen, I got mad with happiness, I still have it, it’s always with me, it’s the good memory of my father … Then, the first complexes like everyone, and later the piano bar for 5 years, up to the “success” that came suddenly (and never tried, actually) with that mask and the platinum record, in 1995.
2) It was easy to follow this passion for you, or did you have difficulties If yes, which ones?
As I was telling you, in truth I really never sought success, it simply happened with a series of circumstances, a friend knew in Bmg Ricordi, I brought him my demo, but so without aiming too much. And instead they took me with a 5-year contract and 5 albums, from their products. Difficulty ‘yes, especially since Claudio Baglioni, who I always name with respect, did not take the thing well, of this vocal similarity. It was the period with me, of Audio Due, but we weren’t covers, we were Artists who used to say, to a certain musical world, but without any trace of plagiarism.
3) Which is your greatest success? And what made you most happy?
Certainly my debut singles, like “And so goodbye” and “Even this is life”, which I still perform live, and it’s nice to see how the public hasn’t forgotten them, despite twenty years later.
4) Have you collaborated with other successful artists? important collaborations?
Yes of course: Richard Clayderman, who wanted to rearrange one of my songs with me, and lately with Amedeo Minghi, in my last album of unpublished “Five”, where we duet in a very beautiful song, “L’Aquilone”, dedicated to our common drummer, Roberto Mezzetti, who died prematurely.
5) In the course of your musical career have you understood what people like or understand it is like the search for the sacred Grail?
This is a good question … I would say, I do not like “musical homologation”, and I believe that an artist should make the music he loves to do, not follow the sound trends too much. The important thing is to be authentic, be it pop, A&B rock or something else, because the listener perceives it. Although obvious, one cannot ignore updating a bit with the sound, as I believe I did with “Diario di un amore”, otherwise you risk being “anachronistic”, but everything must be done very gently, if a Artist has that flavor can’t change at all. Only Lucio Battisti succeeded, but we talk about them … of a Genius.
6) What do you think about today’s music scene?
Actually, I feel a little lacking in the texts, which are fundamental. The good use of the Italian language has become a bit lost, it has become hard, I don’t know perhaps too much “enunciative” and it lacks a bit of poetry, but this is a personal opinion, we would certainly miss it.
7) What does it mean to you as a musician?
It’s still my job, good or bad and already ‘I can believe myself .. “lucky”. Young people should not be discouraged, precisely because they are young! A lot of humility first of all, always wanting to do, then today with the net the possibilities are many, and I congratulate you for your very interesting blog, where precisely from the “many tips” on how to manage.
See you soon dear Alberto Quadri, and a warm greeting to all, thanks to you!