May 11, 2011 23:00
Small in out movements
Small in out movements is a band from Figline Valdarno born in 2003 and is formed by Tommaso Sottani (vocals, guitar), Alessandro Fabbrizzi (bass and backing vocals), Emanuele Pesciolini (drums) and Alessio Coppola (piano and synthesizer).
After completion of the demo Irregularity of four in 2008 and several live appearances throughout Tuscany, in 2010 the band completed its first self-produced album, No dinner for us, with 10 tracks coming from a research of sounds inspired by bands like Radiohead, Kings of Leon, The Cure and the latest Arctic Monkeys, with piano and synth arrangements.
Thanks to this work out in the Small in out movements were selected for various Italian festivals and competitions: the Egola sound kontest, the competition “Aspettando Villa Arconati” organized by the city of Novate Milanese where Alessandro Fabbrizzi won the prize “Francesco Stefanini” as the best bassist of the event; the Mercogliano music festival, where the band shared the stage with international artists such as Buddy Whittington, Gerald Clayton and Edward Jackson, the contest “Rock in progress” and the festival “Alternative version “of Ascoli Piceno. Currently the band is looking for a label for the production of the first “official” cd and is working on new tracks.
The Hacienda (a name borrowed from the historical Manchester club) is a indie rock project formed by five members from Florence in December 2003.The line-up includes Alessandro Gianferra (vocals & guitar), Francesco Perini (keyboards & organ), Valerio Fanciano (vocals & guitar), Andrea Palombi (vocals & bass), Leonardo Innocenti (drums). In 2004 The Hacienda recorded their first demo of 5 pieces, About This Way. In April 2005 they won the Rockcontest of Controradio which gave them the opportunity to play in May at the Real Live Music Festival at Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland.
In the wake of these prizes The Hacienda opened for Tiromancino and Planet Funk and also participated in the Station To Station Festival at the Nelson Mandela Forum of Florence. In 2007 while the band was regularly playing around Italy, they continued to win various contests which gave them the opportunities to play in prestigious festivals such as Italia Wave, Arezzo Play, Pistoia Blues, Metarock and Marea Festival.
Between the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008 The Hacienda further increased the frequency of their live shows while sharing the stage for the Italian tours of Blondelle, The Others, Kill The Young, The Wombats and The 1990’s. The band also received approval from British webzines and radio, including XFM Manchester.
In August 2009, the group was chosen by the management of Oasis to be the opening act at IDAY Urban Festival in Milan with Kasabian, The Kooks, Twisted Wheel and Deep Purple.
In 2010 summer The Hacienda started the recording session of the new album Picking Pennies Off The Floor which comes out in February 2011 for Black Candy Records and is distributed by Audioglobe. The band presented the new songs in front of 30,000 people for the main concert for New Years Eve outside the Piazza Stazione in Florence.