Marco D’Angelo

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Marco D’Angelo was born in Lanciano (ch), Italy, in 1986.
His passion for music began to manifest in the early years of his life.
He studied classical piano for 13 years and enrolled in the conservatory starting from the year 2019/2020.
He studied rock blues electric guitar and got a degree at the Lizard Academy in Fiesole, with a grade of 30/30, honors and special mention.
He graduated in solfeggio as well at the “U. Giordano” Conservatory in Rodi Garganico in 2002.
During the study period, around the age of 18-20, he started writing songs, influenced by the great italian songwriters and by the most important rock band in the history of music.
He soon discovered a love for composing music, and realized that the possibility of pouring all one’s experiences and emotions into a new melody can show unexplored horizons to one’s creativity.
Under the pressure of this creative power and his musical influences, in a few years he created enough material to start thinking about proposing these songs to a large audience.
In 2011 he released his first music album, “Viviamo o no”, which included 11 unreleased songs, and he did take part in the selections of Castrocaro Festival with the song “Dimmi che mi vuoi”.
A few years later, in 2014, he released his second album, “Mondi Irraggiungibili”, with 10 more brand new songs.
Both albums are available on all music stores.
He keeps studying and writing music, trying to transmit his inner world through his songs, and at the same time trying to discover his inner world himself through music.
How would you describe your style?
My style is a mix of rock and pop, also influenced by my classical piano studies.
Why do you do what you do?
Because music is my way of life, and I can’t imagine my life without it.
Ambition or talent: which matters more to you?
Both, because ambition is nothing without talent, and talent will never come out without ambition. But if I have to choose, the most important thing is obviously talent.
What inspires you to create music?
Every experience of my life, like love, travelling. I am a dreamer, and so everything that happens to me can leave a mark on my soul and lead me to compose music.
How did you find the scouting process in Rehegoo?
It was a coincidence, I read a post on Facebook and I immediately tried to send some of my songs to Reheego.
How did you feel when signing a contract with Rehegoo?
I immediately had the feeling of getting in touch with professional people. And this feeling is growing day by day.
What is the greatest achievement of your career so far?
I got to realize two albums of songs with many sacrifices, and it was a great satisfaction for me, but it is not enough.
My goals are to devote all my time to music, both as a songwriter and as a performer, to live from music and to make my songs known to the widest possible audience. These goals are still far away, so I cannot say that I have achieved anything important yet for what my expectations are.
What has been the biggest obstacle?
I think the most difficult thing is being able to get some visibility, especially because since I am a songwriter it is not easy to find a band that would support me in live concerts. And today live shows are very important to promote one’s music.
What is the best and worst gig you have ever played?
Actually the best gigs I’ve ever played are two: the first in 2006, when I had a concert in the main square of my city, Lanciano. It was special because the square was full of people. But in that occasion I did not sing my songs, but I was part of a tribute band of an important Italian singer, Vasco Rossi. The second one was in the Trussardi store in Rome. It was an unforgettable experience to sing my songs in the heart of Rome. About the worst… Well, sometimes happens that you perform in front of almost nobody, and this is certainly not rewarding for a musician!
What is your worst and best fan moment?
Maybe the best moment was in 2011 summer, after the live show case for my first album “Viviamo o no”. It was the first time I presented my songs in a live concert, and all the people did really enjoy the show.
About the worst moment, looking back I honestly can’t see any bad fan moment. Every time I’ve played my songs I always got good feedback.
What is a favorite song of yours?
My favourite is one that is still unreleased, but I usually say that my best song is the one that I have not written yet.

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