We are pleased to announce the start of our collaboration with Gianluca Grignaniwhich this year celebrates the twenty-five years of his second album The Plastic Factoryreleased on 20 May 1996 on the Polygram label, a CD and vinyl reissue of which has just been released that includes the ghost track Something in the Atmosphere and an acoustic version of the title track. This is just the first of the pieces that will make up the anniversary celebrations: there will soon be good news for fans!
On leaving The Plastic Factory was met with mixed criticism, disorienting the singer-songwriter's market and audience precisely because of the experimental and rock character of the work, which seemed to distance him from the stereotype of the typical Italian pop singer of his debut Destination Paradise. In 2013 the title track The Plastic Factory is crowned by a poll of the readers of Rolling Stone as "best Italian rock song ever".
Gianluca Grignani declares 'I am happy to be able to work with Barley Arts, which is the only company with which I would have played and will play live at this time. If I had not received a proposal from Claudio Trotta, whom I have always respected and admired, I would have continued with the success that fortunately the public seems to be granting me, to organise concerts independently, moving from the last acoustic ones to the electric ones.
It's true that such an important club and such an emblazoned one can only make me improve and grow as I would basically like in my dreams.
There is no other reason why I started making music than to share it with people to know if what I feel or what happens to me happens to others... and it seems to me it does! See you soon Gian."
Claudio Trotta è "I am happy to be working once again with a great talent of Contemporary Popular Music who still has much to say and do and whom Barley affectionately welcomes in its independent and passionate journey in live performance, now more than ever a primary element of accessibility, communication and sharing with audiences of all ages, genders and races."