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Il sogno del marinaio (with mike watt) Details
Il sogno del marinaio (with mike watt)
An Experimental rock trio featuring bassist Mike Watt, Il Sogno del Marinaio also include singer/guitarist Stefano Pilia and drummer Andrea Belfi.
Watt, a legendary punk and alt-rock musician with such bands as Minutemen and Firehose, first met Pilia while on tour in Italy in 2005. Then, in 2009, Pilia and Belfi invited Watt to tour with them and Il Sogno del Marinaio were born. In 2013, Il Sogno del Marinaio released their debut album, Busta Gialla, which showcased the band’s mix of punk, noise rock, and jazz influences.
Formed in Tokyo in 2003, the band – Nobuyuki Takeda (guitar), Kozo Kusumoto (guitar, synthesizer), Jun Izawa (bass), Akinori Yamamoto (drums) – are cited as an influence by a new wave of young instrumental bands around the world. Extensive touring since their formation has won them fans in Europe, the US and beyond thanks to their intense, incendiary live performances and a steady stream of EPs and albums has firmly established them as one of the most exciting bands to have emerged from Japan in the last decade. The band have most recently toured the US twice with Mike Watt & The Missingmen and will appear at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan for the second time following their first Asian tour and will soon return to European shores.