Since 2005 Edoardo Bennato's guitarist and leader of the Gennaro Porcelli & band . Gennaro Porcelli is considered by the public and critics to be one of the Blues talents 'made in Italy', with a musical repertoire that ranges from Chicago style to New Orleans style, from Austin style to Memphis style; almost as if to retrace Highway 61, the well-known American highway along which the different styles of the Blues have developed.
In 2009, he released his first CD entitled REVISITING.....!, a reinterpretation of blues classics in a very personal key. The album counts among its reviews those of his friends Edoardo Bennato, Alex Britti and Roberto Ciotti.
In March 2010, Gennaro landed for the first time in the United States, where he was greeted by considerable acclaim, attracting the attention of radio stations and newspapers. He performed on stage at B.B. King's in New York with Jon Paris (Johnny Winter's legendary bass player) and Steve Holley (Paul MacCartney's Wings drummer), as well as at the Bitter End, the Big Apple's longest-running and most prestigious live music club, and on his last US tour at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center - Stage on Herr - alongside Mark Epstein and Michael Noll, Jason Ricci's drummer.
Also in 2010 he became an endorser of 'Marvit', an Italian lutherie brand, and in October 2011 his guitar, the Marvit Mahat GP 'Gennaro Porcelli Signature' was displayed on the 'Wall of Music' at BarAbba in Gallarate together with real relics belonging to internationally renowned guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Steve Hackette and Joe Satriani.
On 26 February 2012, he was received by Johnny Winter himself, who has always been his main source of inspiration.
In 2014 he released his second record work: ALIEN IN TRANSIT, an album that boasts the collaborations of such calibre artists as: Mark Epstein, Andy J. Forest, Ricky Portera, Enzo Gragnaniello, Ronnie Jones and Rudy Rotta.
In March 2014, he will make his fourth overseas tour with a valuable new entry: making up the rhythm section alongside Mark Epstein will be Vito Liuzzi, drummer of Johnny Winter's current band.
Among the illustrious names Gennaro has had the pleasure of playing with are: Alex Britti (2006/2007 tour), Louisiana Red, Bobby Dixon (son of the more famous Willie Dixon), Nathaniel Peterson, Kenny Neal, Abi Wallestein, Carvin Jones, Ronnie Jones, Tony Esposito, Roberto Ciotti, Rudy Rotta, Beppe Grillo, Piero Pelu', Blue Stuff, Enzo Avitabile, Eugenio Bennato, Tullio De
Piscopo, Morgan, Pino Scotto, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Claudio Baglioni, etc... Established musicians with whom he has been able to share the stage include Hot Tuna, Eric Sardinas, Corey Harris, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Louisiana Mojo Queen, Tolo Marton, Uli John Roth, Billy Branch, Renzo Arbore and Robben Ford, etc.
Also noteworthy is his recent live performance with Texas guitarist Buddy Whittington, historic member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
In 2015 he was one of the Blues guitarists to represent Italy at the European Blues challenge. In 2016 the single SIDE BY SIDE was released.
In 2018 he is a speaker on the history of the Blues at the University of Naples Federico ll .
A recent collaboration with Matthew Lee saw him on stage at the Blue Note in Milan in December 2018 . Also in December 2018, he finished the 'Pinocchio' tour alongside Edoardo Bennato that was sold out in all theatres. Between March and April he will start touring again with Bennato.
In September 2019 he plays alongside Grammy award winner Keb' Mo' at the Roman Theatre in Verona.
September 2021 he plays and records with Guy Davis , nominated for Grammy Awards in 2017 .
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