Andrea Basiola is an Italian guitar player with over 10 years of experience. He started playing in Italy at the age of 12, being part of different cover bands and gigging in and around his hometown .
Andrea’s big opportunity came in 2009 when he won a scholarship to study at Bimm in London, one of Europe’s most known music colleges, where he graduated in 2010. During the course he was writing for the Italian national guitar magazine “Chitarre”.
During his time in London, Andrea recorded albums with his 2 rock bands, Kill For Eden and Future Shock, gigged in and outside London (including the famous 02 Shepherds Bush Empire), and started teaching guitar.
In 2012 Andrea was nominated Best Individual musician by Playmusic Magazine and later secured an endorsing contract with guitar company Fret King.
In 2016 he took part in the recording for Vivaldi metal project, a rock arrangement of the “4 seasons”by Vivaldi, featuring musicians from all over the world including keyboard player “Rick Wakema” from the band YES.
Andrea also released his debut EP titled “Behind The Illusion” in January 2018, featuring some of the best musicians from the London music scene.
Andrea also currently performs in acoustic duo “Full Blown Acoustic” which plays arrangements of the best pop/rock hits.
Andrea is always working on his own material , his favourite genre is rock, but he loves blues and funk as well. He thinks that a good musician has to unify all the influences in his own style, not just copying the artist, but trying to be personal. Andrea also gives Skype lessons at £20/hour.