SWING NOIR & SPY MUSIC (NOT EDITED!)

Alibi Fulmine
Swing-Noir Project
They call themselves “the first Italian new-swing group, even though Maestro Pippo Barzizza would not agree to this”. This is the way the Alibi Fulmine, an historical Genoese group that from the Eighties proposes an overwhelming and always renewed musical mixture made of unpublished “noir” pieces inspired by the turbid years 40’s and 50’s, presents itself. Their music is art-house music and has its origin in the swing bossanova, but it does not fear incursions from different types of music from jazz to new wave, from rock'n'roll to spy music.
Nocturnal atmospheres, free flowing whisky, gambling and perdition, these are the recurring scenes in their lyrics, almost to remind people a general feeling of uneasiness about life, an anguished individualism that results in their breezy but always conscious self-mockery.
All their pieces are rigorously sung in Italian.
A detailed arrangements research work has been made on whatever concerns film music in the past, from American big bands to Italian authors belonging to the noir and B-movies panorama (H. Mancini.F.Steiner,B.Hermann,A. Trovajoli, P.Piccioni, G. Ferrio. P.Umiliani, etc.)
Several concerts in Genoa and all over Italy, radio broadcasting (radio 2, radio XIX, Radio Peterflower, Montecarlo …) quotes by specialized and unspecialized newspapers (Rockerilla Fare Musica, Ciao 2001, Il Secolo XIX, Il Lavoro, La Repubblica …)
Captained by Maurizio Nesp’ ola Magnasciutti, always in a state of creative delirium, Alibi Fulmine propose a repertoire that has improved even in the testing of new sonorities, using traditional instruments and sophisticated ones, like: Hawaiian guitar, ukulele, Theremin and many different kinds of percussions.
THE SHOW
In the past two years the group has been proposing a project defined by the critics to be original and able to capture the audience’s attention with the help of humorous scary moments.
Their live concerts go along with a video made of old black and white films clips from the 40's, 50's, 60's and some of the pieces are presented through burlesque and spy movie inspired sketches.
All the members of the group take part in the realization of the sketches and they offer funny parodies of themselves. The audience, involved despite itself, “what’s wrong with a toast to the death?” lives the atmosphere created by the harmonic combination of images, performance and sounds, in several dimensions .
RECORDINGS
1985 mini-LP produced with the help of Marco Colangelo by Project Records
1988 – 45 rpm record ”Stai fermando il mondo sweetie babe” by WEA/Project Records
2010 “Tutto va ok” included in a CD produced by Jeans Records, London. New CD under release.
MAIN AWARDS 2010
Alibi Fulmine have received the Critics’ Choice Award “Italia Wave 2010” on the occasion of the regional selection. They placed second at the final and were selected among all critics’ award winners by the national panel to participate to the “Wake up stage” at the Livorno’s “Italia Wave Love Festival “ on 25 July 2010.
They participated to the International Festival of Poetry on the occasion of the Night of the Poetry held in Genoa , to the Crime Festival and to several other initiatives in support of social sensibilization campaigns like Music for Peace and Sori solidale, in favour of the association Gigi Ghirotti.
Runners-up of the “Festival degli Autori” held in Sanremo on 21 and 22 June 2010.
Technical information
The show runs for one hour and thirty minutes and can be performed either on stages , indoor or outdoor
areas. Upon request, dj-set available.
The group performs also acoustic concerts creating warm atmosphere.
THE BAND
Sabrina Verdi…………………………………………..vocals
Maurizio “N” Magnasciutti………………………Electic,acoustic,hawaiian,slide guitars,ukulele,choirs
Alessandro “Doctor Strange”Strano…………D.J/Video Jay,actor
Mauro carbone………………………………………….Tenor,alto sax,choirs
Claudio “Gekool” Giangreco……………………….Upright ,electric bass
Emanuele Schiaffino……………………………………Drums,choirs
All songs composed by Maurizio Magnasciutti
Lyrics by S.Verdi,M.Magnasciutti,E.Peluso
Graphics by C.Giangreco
Scenical coordinator: Marina Sannipola
Video coordinator,historical research: A.Strano
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