$15 Cover, $12 Minimum
Frank Piombo , Guitarist.Composer, Carmela Ferrara: Keys. Cliff Williams :Bass. Sal Mattia: Drums. James Cotugno: Percussion. Michael Mhadreen: Sax. Angelo Uccello: Voice
Web site: riggyentertainment.com
Genres: Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Easy Listening
Recording and performing my music has been my lifelong dream. I hope that everyone enjoys my songs and finds a connection to each and every one of them. My first introduction to music came at the age of three. I remember sneaking into my grandfather’s closet to strum his old acoustic guitar. Later, at the age of six, my family relocated from North Africa to Rome where I was able to enjoy the romantic sounds produced by my father’s accordion. Next, at the age of eight I found myself, along with my family, relocating to the good old USA. Finally, at the age of thirteen, I was introduced to the great sounds of, a well known band known as, the “Beatles”. After that, life as I knew it would never be the same. I guess, that’s how it all started
My musical career spans three plus decades of professional entertainment as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. I have appeared as a lead guitarist and vocalist with many live bands throughout my career. My performance history includes work with bands such as Sidewalk Symphony, The Fantasy Band, Stepping Out, The New Prince Band, US & Co., and the original Infernos. I have shared the stage with such great recording artists as The Duprees, The Mellow Kings, Vito and the Salutations, and Vito and the Elegants. I have also shared the stage with various European performers, touring the New York Metropolitan Area, such as “I Nuovi Angeli” and the “Formula Tre.” I have recorded an album entitled ?Smooth Reminiscence? and have appeared several times, along with vocalist/keyboard player Angelo Uccello, on the “Steve Ames” Cable TV Show.”
In the summer of 2009, my song “Feelin’ Funky” was featured on “Lady Jay’s” JazzMatrix Radio. I have been featured many times on Udo Freter’s Show called Blues Rockclub Radioshow located in Germany. I am very fortunate to be promoted by such a talented individual.
I also want to acknowledge my friend Destination Dawn for giving me much support. On July 22, 2010, I was interviewed on her “Starwing Production”, Florida Radio Show along with many other wonderful artists. On June 6, 2010 “Moonlite Vibe” and ?Mercy, Mercy, Mercy? were featured on Ozcat Radio, with Jerome Triple J., located in California. Mj from “The Coast Radio” included several of my songs on her radio station as well. On August 9, 2010, I was interviewed by Mj on ?The Coast Radio,? on September 10, 2010, I was interviewed by Ms Bridgette Lewis on ?Coffee Talk Jazz Radio,? on January 8, 2011, I was interviewed my Terrie and Michael on ?Talking Smooth Jazz?, on March 18, 2011, I was interviewed by Cres O?Neal on ?Jazzin? em Up,? on August 26, I was interviewed by JBlair Brown, on ?Living the Dream,? and on September 17, I was interviewed by Hank Howe, on ?Inet Jazz Musik.?, and In October, 2011?Upphront Radio? with Warren Michaels.
I have a total of nine Youtube videos: www.youtube.com/riggyentertainment
I have been invited to share my music on Angelo Petruzzi’s “Smooth Jazz Radio Channel”, direct from Italy. My song ?Our Love? has been chosen by Angelo to appear on a world-wide compilation CD entitled ?Smooth Jazz Time Project?
Reggie ?the Jazzman? Mitchell opens his show on ?Smooth Groove Phoenix? every Saturday with my cover of Europa.
I?ve opened at ?Chico?s House Of Jazz?, Asbury Park, for saxophonists Rod Williams and renowned sax player Kyle Turner along with pianists Bob Baldwin and Darrell Lavigne.