May 4, 2019 21:30
Teatro Puccini di Firenze | IT
WARNING: THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT TEATRO PUCCINI!
Francesco Motta is an Italian singer, multi-instrumentalist and author of texts. He started his artistic career in 2006, with Criminal Jokers, a Pisan band with whom he recorded “This was supposed to be the future” (2009) and “Bestie” (2012). In this period he also made other important musical experiences: he put his own versatility to good use collaborating with Nada (playing bass, guitar keyboards and choirs), Pan Del Diavolo (drums), Zen Circus (sound technician for the tour of “Andate tutti affanculo”) and Giovanni Truppi (guitar and keyboard).
In 2013 he studied Composition for film at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome under the artistic direction of Ludovic Bource (Oscar winner in 2012 for the soundtrack of The Artist) and composed the soundtracks of “Pororoca” (2013) by Martina Di Tommaso, “Dollhouse” (2014, Canada) by Edward Balli, “The Tell Tale Heart” (2014, England) by Andy Kelleher and Simone Manetti documentary “Good bye darlin I’m off to fight” (2016).
In March 2016, “La Fine dei Vent’anni” is released, his first solo album, of which he composed lyrics, music and arrangements. Some of the songs are written together with Riccardo Sinigallia, artistic producer of the album. The album meets immediately a huge favour from critics and the public.
The first two single excerpts are played by over a hundred radio stations throughout the country.
In April 2016 the Italian presentation tour of the album began: his audience grows and consolidates, leading him to play in some of the main Italian festivals and to collect over 50 live shows in a few months.
In 2016 he received the MEI PIMI Speciale 2016 award and won 2016 Targa Tenco.
In 2018 he released the second album “Vivere o Morire”, which came directly to fifth in the list of records and to the first of the best-selling vinyls in Italy. The release of the album was anticipated by the launch of the first single “Our last song”. In 2018 Motta won the Targa Tenco with “Vivere o Morire”.