There have been rumours floating around the Piazza for the past few weeks but today those rumours now become fact: shock, horror, probe - the Aristodemo’s have decided to call it a day after putting their version of Italian swing from the 30s, 40s and 50s in front of many thousands of people over the last couple of years.
Citing “musical differences” two members of the band, guitarist Luca Giovacchini and singer Emma Morton are now striking off on their own in a new direction and with a new sound.
Three of the remaining musicians – Alessandro Rizzardi on mandolin and sax, Fabio Guazzelli on guitar and Keane, the percussionist are not letting the grass grow beneath their feet and they too are moving away in a slightly different direction from the original concept of the Aristodemos.
This evening they decided to start from scratch and go back to the location where the whole project first sprung into life – Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia and they called two new musicians in to join them to see if together they could make some music which would excite them all.
The two new musicians who are feeling their way for a new direction inside the group are: Ugo Menconi on fisarmonica and Andrea Gonnella the vocalist.
Will this be the start of the revitalised and relaunched Aristodemos ? …. difficult to say, have a listen to the audioboo at the end of this article and decide for yourselves or you could just call into Aristo’s next Sunday night for the next rehearsal.
Either way, they have the whole winter to get their act together. Let’s see what the spring brings .
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