It is the stage of the Blue Note in Milan to host the first concert of Niccolò Agliardi's tour, Sunday 9 October. After the release of the album 'Non vale tutto'. which earned him the 'Premio Lunezia Elite 2011' award, Niccolò Agliardi now presents his songs live, accompanied by a five-piece band - Andrea Torresani (bass), Max Elli (guitars), Tommaso Ruggeri (drums), Giacomo Ruggeri (guitars) and Francesco Lazzari (piano-Rhodes) - the musician-friends with whom the Milanese artist adds another piece to his varied expressive mosaic.
"Over the years I have built a path made up of small steps and immeasurable gratifications; trying to dodge the pitfalls and seasonal exaltations that my job offers on a daily basis," Niccolò says. "But I believe I am privileged and that certain privileges should be shared. I have always had at my side a team of faithful squires who are my musicians. Finally, I will soon be able to introduce them to those who have chosen to follow me through my songs. And I know I am not wrong if I say that those who come to see us will witness, even before a good concert, a show of authentic and contagious alliance."
His most recent album is 'Non Vale Tutto', released in spring by Carosello Records, produced by Max Elli and Simone Bertolotti. It contains 11 tracks including the second single 'Qualcosa Vicino All'amore' sung with Patrizia Laquidara and accompanied by an intense video made by performer Paolo Carta and produced by Cromazoo, the duet with Elisa 'Più Musica E Meno Testo' and the reading 'L'ultimo Giorno d'Inverno', dedicated to the city of Milan.
In January, for the second year running, Niccolò Agliardi was one of the protagonists of the theatre show 'Ostinati e Contrari', a tribute to the poetics of Fabrizio De Andrè. In spring 2010 in Los Angeles, during the Ascap Latin music Awards ceremony (the music Oscars for songwriters in North America) he picked up, on behalf of Laura Pausini, Paolo Carta and himself, the award for the Spanish version of the song 'Invece no', awarded in the 'Best Pop-Ballad' category. This was another great achievement for Niccolò, who in the space of just a few years has managed to find a place among the best Italian songwriters, both thanks to his album 'Da Casa A Casa' published by Carosello Records in January 2008, and to his numerous collaborations. Agliardi is also the author, together with Alessandro Cattelan, of the novel 'Ma la vita è un'altra cosa' (Oscar Mondadori best seller). On 28 May, at the Arena di Verona, as part of the Wind Music Awards, he collected the award from the Confindustria Cultura Italia FIMI, PMI and AFI record industry associations for the album 'Non Vale Tutto'.
Finally, on 9 October Niccolo' Agliardi starts his tour with the band, with a few guests who will join him to pay homage on the Blue Note stage, but above all with his songs and his voice - refined pop d'auteur - and that certainly counts.
After the concert in Milan, the tour, produced by Barley Arts, continues with three more dates, on 20 October at Teatro Le Serre in Grugliasco (Turin), on the 21st at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and on Saturday 22 at 'Galleria 19' in Naples.
Sunday 9 October - MILAN, BLUE NOTE Entrance : 18 euros in advance , 23 the evening of the concert Start at 21.00
Niccolo' Agliardi: vocals Andrea Torresani: bass Max Elli: guitars
Tommaso Ruggeri: Drums Giacomo Ruggeri: Guitars Francesco Lazzari: Piano-Rhodes