Gaetano Guardino

/Gaetano Guardino

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Short bio

He collaborates with different artists and bands, and participates at different festivals and television broadcasts.

He has joined the band of Paolo Simoni, young Italian singer songwriter.


He was admitted to the Conservatory of Fermo taking the first place.


He performed with the X-Factor singer Stefano Filipponi


He started the promotion of his single “Che stress” opening the concerts of Ligabue “Mondovisione Tour”.


He opened the concerts of Carmen Russo and Enzo Paolo Turchi, and performed with the great Italian drummer Giorgio Di Tullio.

Gaetano Guardino

Italian Guitarist

Graduated in Guitar at the Conservatory of Music “G.B. Pergolesi” of Fermo under the guidance of M ° Claudio Marcotulli.

Grown up in a family environment susceptible to the charms of sound arts, Gaetano begins to study classical guitar under the guidance of his father, at the age of six. The matriculation at the secondary school with the specialization in music, allows him to improve the relationship with his instrument and take part in some national music festivals. In 2003 he decides to explore the scratchy and transgressive sounds of pop-rock music, founding the band “Blizzard”. After three years of “live” experience in the Agrigento’s land, Gaetano leaves the band.

In 2004 he enters the Conservatory of Ribera and studies with maestro Riccardo Ferrara. Very important, from the educational point of view, are the meetings with famous guitarists as Santi D’angelo, Gigi Cifarelli, Luca Meneghello and Giorgio Buttitta. In 2008 Gaetano joins a new band, the “Plainsboro”, through which he succeeds to draw the attention of a wider audience, reaching the semi-finals at the national festival “Sanremo Rock.” Besides the passion for electric guitar, reinforced by periods of study under the guidance of guitarists such as Osvaldo Lo Iacono and Gai Bennici, he continues to deepen the study of classical guitar. In the same year he takes part in a master class in “Guitar and Technique interpretation”, held in Catania by Maestro Giulio Tampalini, opening a period of intense experiences and collaborations. In addition, Gaetano has the opportunity to attend two other prestigious masterclasses: one in Altidona, with Claudio Marcotulli, and the second in Messina, with Steve Vai.

In 2009 he exceeds the entrance exams at the Conservatory of Fermo, taking first place. In the same year, he records guitars with a string quartet, for the soundtrack of the documentary “Journey to Lampedusa,” directed by Antonio Giovanni Bono, and aired in Italy. Once relocated to Fermo, Gaetano takes the opportunity to meet and study with Luca Colombo, one of the most important sidemen of the Italian music scene. Waiting to work as a professional sideman, Gaetano works on the plannings of some meetings-study with internationally renowned guitarists (Tommy Emmanuel, Stef Burns, Robben Ford, Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, Scott Henderson, Larry Carlton, Carl Varheyen, Guthrie Govan, Frank Gambale, Greg Howe, Steve Trovato, Andy Timmons, Marty Friedman,  Jennifer Batten, Thomas Blug, Michael Angelo Batio, Mel Gaynor, Jesùs Pineda Arjona, Victor Bravo Gonzales, Roland Dyens, Leo Brouwer, Marcin Dylla, Guido Fichtner, Ricky Portera, Massimo Varini, Giacomo Castellano, Dodi Battaglia, Corrado Rustici, Stefano Palamidessi, Pietro Antinori, Massimo Lonardi, Rosario Cicero, Arturo Tallini, Vito Nicola Paradiso, Adriano Dallapè).  These experiences allows him to improve his knowledge in the field of arrangements, as well as opening new horizons in Funky Disco music.

In 2010 he takes part in a master’s degree in a prestigious London school, the “Tech Music School”, where he is able to improve his skills and study with great masters of international music such as John Wheatcroft (Carl Palmer, John Jorgenson, Elton John, Mike Stern, Glen Hughes), Jacob Quistgaard (Andreya Triana, Giles Peterson), Richie Barrett (Roger Daltrey, Kenney Jones, Tony Hadley), Steve Allsworth (Lily Allen, Rod Stewart, Ronan Keating, Lulu), Philippe Castermane (Dave Meegane:U2,Phil Vinall:Placebo, Pulp, Jay Stapley: Roger Waters, Mike Holdfield), Ed Williams (Steve Lyon:Paul Mac Cartney, Depeche Mode), Graham Godfrey, Andy Sturges (Paul Gilbert), Kelly Fraser (The Royal FestivaL Hall, Her Majesty The Queen), Dave Troke (James Taylor, Ian Grimble:Red Hot chili Peppers, Ian little:Duran Duran, Kevin Moloney:U2, Sinead o’ Connor).

Always in 2010, the young guitarist begins an important artistic collaboration with the singer-song writer Andrea Petrucci, accompanying him in the promotion tour of his first album. In 2011 he performs with him throughout Italy, opening concerts for several Italian bands, including Verdena, and participating in music festivals and TV shows. In the same year he obtains the license of “Theory, Solfeggio and Musical Dictation” at the Conservatorio GB Pergolesi of Fermo. Later, he takes part in a “International Masterclass” of guitar, taught by Claudio Marcotulli and organized by the International Music “Maria Malibran”.

In 2012 he performs with the singer Stefano Filipponi, a finalist in the fourth edition of “X-Factor”.

In 2013 he has been choosen like the official guitarist of Stefania Tasca, finalist of the famous TV programme “The Voice of Italy”, broadcasted on Rai 2 channel. In December of the same year, his native city awards him the Prize “Ferdinandea” related to the Section Young Talents, promoted and organized by the Messenger of Sciacca.

In 2014 Gaetano joins Paolo Simoni’s band, a young Italian singer and songwriter. On May 31th, he takes part in the promotion of the hit-single “Che Stress”, opening the concerts of Luciano Ligabue’s Mondovisione Tour, held at the Olympic Stadium in Rome and St. Siro in Milan. In June of the same year he participated with Paolo Simoni at the ” Coca Cola Summer Music Festival” which aired on Channel 5, RTL 102.5 and the “Festival Show” at the Arena di Verona.

In 2015 he performs with Roberto Schembri, Angelo la Barbera (Giuni Russo), Mimmo la Mantia (Rosa Balistreri), with the Mexican tenor Sebastian Torres Nunez at the Mexican Embassy in Italy, Holland and later on Radio24 live broadcast live “Voice Anatomy” conducted by the famous actor Pino Insegno. In December of the same year, he released the “Last Horizon” Videoclip, a tribute to Brian May, aired on various national TV (RAI 3) and several newspaper articles such as La Repubblica, Il Resto del Carlino, La Sicilia. “

In 2016 he opened concerts by Carmen Russo and Enzo Paolo Turchi, with great Italian drummer Giorgio Di Tullio, with singer Marco Sbarbati, with singer Silva Fortes for “M’illumino meno” organized by BCC, at the Embassy Of the Republic of Angola, with the Soul System (Winners X Factor 10), Roshelle, Gaia becomes Endorser of major brands such as Eko Music Group, Magrabò, La Bella Strings, Cobain Clothing, Essetipicks, Micheluttis, Romano Burini Custom Guitars, interviewed on the most important and historic magazine “Guitar Club”and is selected as the only Italian guitarist to play at the world music show in Miami.

In 2017 Sebastian Torres & The Italian Orchestra scaled the Italian music charts with the single “Amapola”, among the most transmitted radio tunes, national and international TV interviews (RAI, MEDIASET). Host to one of the most important World Festival in the Netherlands “Embassy Festival”. In the meantime, in U.S., the first “Last Horizon” videoclip has been hit so much for being reviewed and published by various US portals! He participates in the fifth edition of “Music Wall” by Pizzighettone as Endorser for acoustic and electric guitars “Micheluttis”. In the same year he recorded two singles for the great international artist “Noelia”.

In 2018, the first EP titled Adventure and the Libertango video were released in all digital stores. Several shows in the best theaters of Italy and the collaboration at special events with Mario Brozzi (Milan Calcio), Ficarra, Lello Analfino and other great singers and actors of the Italian scene!