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Sounds for the Open Road


IRM 1134 | 2014-04-29  
Papik is the now well known project created by Nerio Poggi, Rome based musician, composer, producer and arranger who's been getting a lot of positive response from the international Nu-Jazz /Jazz Lounge scene in the last few years. His first album in 2009, 'Rhythm Of Life', included the song 'Staying For Good', sung by Alan Scaffardi, which was and still is a hit on it's genre. His collaboration with various artists, which includes amongst others Mario Biondi in his album 'Handful of soul' and 'I love you more', brought Nerio to produce in 2011 Ely Bruna's Album 'Remember The Time' and Fred Buccini 'Unusual Nat'. Both are themed Covers projects out on Irma Records that obtained a great International feedback.
On his follow up Album 'Music Inside' which came out in 2012, the lead vocals are again by Parma based Alan Scaffardi, now official frontman of the Band, together with Nerio himself and Ely Bruna. Music Inside was also released in Japan where the full Live Band performed at the historic Blue Note in Tokyo for Two Sold Out Concerts.
The first single from the album was Puzzle Of Life, sung by Ely Bruna, already picked by Japanese fashion brand Gallardagallante as music theme for their 2012 campaign. Japan is in fact a territory where Papik is extremely popular and will perform on 6th May at the legendary Tokyo Blue Note. Among the rest of the tracks on the album also three covers 'Family Affair' (Mary J Blige), 'Black & Gold' (Sam Sparro) and 'Raccontami di te' (Bruno Martino). The great appreciation of this cover, originally by Bruno Martino, gave inspiration to Nerio to produce an album entirely dedicated to this great Italian artist and in 2013 he released the project Cocktail Martino with a number of guests sthat were happy to take part in the Project, some of the best Italian singers and Tom Gaebel , a German crooner very popular in Germany .
At the same time in 2013, he produced and arranged Matteo Brancaleoni's Album 'New Life', Matteo is one of the most popular Italian crooner , he also went to Produce Neja's 'Neja Vu' , the well known Italian dance singer, that in this new project devotes herself to the more refined sound of Soul Lounge and furthermore another project by an outfit called Mr. Wolf , this particular project is inspired by Nerio's guitarist Alfredo Bochicchio and is projected to a more Adult Rock sound inspired by the West Coast sounds of great Bands like Steely Dan.
2014 will see the release of Papik's third album titled ' Sounds For The Open Road' .
Conceived as a collaboration Project and released as a double album divided into two different sections, one of a Jazz reference and a Soul Album with names like : Frank Mc Comb, Sarah Jane Morris , Mark Reilly (Matt Bianco), Tom Gaebel , Fabrizio Bosso , Ely Bruna , Andreas Aleman , Simona Bencini , Wendy D. Lewis, Alan Scaffardi , Walter Ricci, Francesca Gramegna , Dario Daneluz , Frankie Lovecchio , Erika Scherlin .
The first single and video released will be 'Special Love' sung by Ely Bruna.
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