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Lucrezio de Seta

PERFORMS WITH: Independent

About the Artist

Lucrezio was born in Rome on 12 September 1970. In 1982, he began studying drums and percussions and playing in various Rock and Jazz bands of Rome musical scene. In 1986, he joined the Deutsche Schule Rom orchestra under the lead of the director Maestro Hansjürgen Hörnel thanks to which he could enrich his professional experience in genres such as the Musical and the Greek tragedy. He worked in the productions of "West Side Story" by L. Bernstein, "Romeo and Juliet" by W.Shakespeare, "Antigone" by Sophocles, "Three Penny Opera" by Brecht and "Cats" which gave him the opportunity to tour Europe and play as a drummer as well as a classic percussionist in several theatres around Europe.

In the meantime, Lucrezio attended many workshops which allowed him to get to know his idols: Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Oxley, Dave Weckl, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Trilok Gurtu. On the occasion of one of these workshops held in 1991, he met Peter Erskine whose advice persuade him to move to the States in order to widen his knowledge of the instrument. A few months later he was admitted to the Drummers Collective of New York where he lived and studied for some time learning from masters like Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Kim Plainfield, Duduca da Fonseca, Michael Lauren, Pete Zeldman, Ricky Sebastian, Mike Clark, Frankie Malabe and others. He then attended the Master-Classes held by Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers among others.

Since 1991 he has been working live and in studio with a lot of artists and bands: Donovan, Stefano Di Battista, Tom Harrell, Gianni Togni, PFM - Premiata Forneria Marconi, Franz Di Cioccio, Franco Mussida, Patrick Djivas, Lucio Fabbri, Don Backy, Michael Landau, Bestaff, Tinkara, Gerardina Trovato, Niccolò Fabi, Linley Marthe, Luca Barbarossa, Tony Scott, Fontella Bass and Deitra Farr, Tina Arena, Garou Seul, Alex Britti, Tollak, Alessandro Safina, Phillip Ingram, Anggun, Syria, Romano Musumarra, Vittorio Gigolo, Linda Kiràly, Chrissy Hynde, Placido Domingo.

He has taken part in several kermesses and television shows such as the May 1st Live Concert at San Giovanni in Rome, "Festivalbar" (Italia 1), "Un disco per l'estate" (Canale 5), "Euro Folies" in Paris (Radio Inter and Radio France), "Help!" and "Roxy Bar" by Red Ronnie (Tmc 2), "Mio Capitano" (Rai Due), "Tarattattà" (Rai2), "Top Of The Pops".

From 2002 he co-leads the Power-Trio Virtual Dream with whom he has recorded the CD "Casuality" published by 99th Floor-Audio Globe and the recent “Three Sides of a Coin” (Headache Production – Schoots Records). He has recorded and coproduced Stefania Calandra - Blues Volume One, the debut album of Fritz Gang's blues quartet (BAOL), Bootleg Blues Band (Pagina 3), Haze (soon to be released), The Scurvy Brothers (Headache Production), Next Trio (soon to be released).

He has founded the trio "Blues In Vein" with Stefania Calandra (finalist at the I.B.C. 2007 edition in Memphis) and has produced their first eponymous CD.

Besides his activity as an instrumentalist, Lucrezio de Seta is fairly active as a teacher of drums and music theory and collaborates with many famous drummers in clinics and workshops (Kim Plainfield, Pete Zeldman, Virgil Donati, Akira Jimbo, David Garibaldi).

Current setup:
24" Bass Drum
8", 10", 13" Toms
16", 18" Floor Toms
5x14" Snare

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