Rudy Rotta Band




Rudy Rotta is a name you won't easily forget once you've heard or seen him perform.
This native born italian has the blues not only in his blood, but deep down in his soul as well.

After making it big in his home country, Rudy stormed across Europe like hurricane leaving Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, France, England and Ireland in its wake. The reputation of this guitar killer reached the hearts of american blues lovers and it's been a continuous journey through the blues heartland of America ever since.

His music is a demonstration of hid outstandind talent as a singer guitarist and composer; he subtly combines a modern style with blues roots and a rocky funk soul character.

He has truly proved himself to be, cream of the crop of the Euro blues bands. He was a sensation on the European blues circuit before crossing the ocean and creating waves in the USA. He' s now considerated one of the best blues musicians worldwide by the European and American specialized press.

Over the past few years he's been exploding on the scene appearing at important blues festivals and performig with world-renowened artists on both sides of the Atlantic.
Recentely he starred at the Ultimate R & B Cruise in the Mediterranean where he was in the company of some of the finest: Luther Allison, Buckwheat Zydeco, Marcia Ball and John Mayall, who made a special request to sit with Rudy at one of his shows.

He was invited to the Kansas City Blues Festival where he shared the limelight with Al Green, Taj Mahal and Brian Setzer before an audience of 20,000 enthusiastic fans.
He was selected Europe's Top Act. Shortly thereafter he flew back to Kansas City to the Grand Emporium, considered to be the Olympus of blues clubs, to cut his live sound.

In 1996 Rudy was on the prestigious stage of the Tenco Festival in Sanremo (Italy) with Lowell Fulson. The show went on the National tv Rai.

In January 1997 he partecipated in the Ultimate R & B Cruise in the Caribbean with legendary greats such as Etta James, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Taj Mahal, and many others.

His future looks starred and striped after having played with top names like B.B. King, The Allman Brothers, Double Trouble, Valerie Wellington, Zora Young, Carey Bell, Sugar Blue, Karen Carrol, Roomful of Blues, Clarence Gatemouth Browm, Maria Muldaur and Joe Louis Walker.
Rudy Rotta is destined to make his mark in the story of blues. From 5 to 12 June 1998 Rudy Rotta has been selected for "The Eight Ultimate R & B Cruise" in the isles of Greece with Taj Mahal, Fabolus Thunderbirds, Son Seals, Duke Robillard, John Hammond and Marcia Ball.

Guest of John Mayall at "Delta Blues", "Nave Blues" and at Boston's "House of Blues" in Summer 1998.

In these last years, Rudy is continuously requested to perform in Europe, he has registered a show for English BBC as also for the well known radio channel Jazz FM in London. He has participated to the The Great British R&B Festival in Colne. He had the great honour of having the ‘mythic’ Hammond player, Brian Auger playing with him in 2 tours in 2000 and 2001 as well as performing with Robben Ford. In July 2001 B.B. King wanted him on stage, with him, for his performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

In the 2003 the CD entitled The Beatles in Blues is a great success of public and critics.

In 2004 and 2005 Rudy has bring 2 albums; the first is a benefit project with the contribute of Brian Auger, John Mayall, Robben Ford, Peter Green, with pop, blues and rock standards from ’70.

The other is the live Cd recorded in Verona during the tour with Brian Auger (2003); is an extraordinary document of the traditional dark blues with strong sensations and energy, style and good feelings.
Winds of Louisiana is the event of the year 2006. Entirely recorded in New Orleans with the cream of American musicians is considered a masterpiece by the international press, it was followed by an amazing tour in England and Scotland.

In 2006 for the fifth time he was at the Montreaux Festival and at the "Mississippi Boat Cwelebrating B.B. King" cruisa with B.B. King in person.

Finally Rudy gets the honor to enter the Olympus of the greatest world guitarist, thanks to the first "Rudy Rotta Signature" Stratocaster, produced by Fender Europe, followed by a second Signature edition given him by the Italian Fender dealer at the DISMA music fair of Rimini (Italy).

Official website: www.rudyrotta.com


Line-up:
Rudy Rotta - guitar, vocals
Pippo Guarnera - keyboards
Renato Marcianò - bass
Veronesi Raffaele - drums


Discography

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SPRINGTIME BLUES(2004)
with other artists

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MONTREUX FESTIVAL
(1999)
with other artists

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REAL LIVE(1998)
LMJ - Vinyl

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REASON TO LIVE(1990)
Alabianca - EMI
(1991) - EMI / Toshiba Japan

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BLUES GREATEST HITS (1991)
Hot Fok`s / In-Akustic

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DIABOLIC LIVE
(1991)
Hot Fok`s / In-Akustic

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SO DI BLUES
(1995)
Rossodisera / Sony

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LIVE IN KANSAS CITY
(1997)
Acoustic Music Records

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LONER AND GONER
(1998)
Alabianca / EMI

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BLURRED
(1999)
Acoustic Music Records

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THE BEATLES IN BLUES
(2001)
Azzurra Musi

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SOME OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS
(2004)
Pepper Cake-Zyx
benefit project for ‘Solidarietà è’

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CAPTURED LIVE WITH BRIAN AUGER
(2005)
Pepper Cake-Zyx

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WINDS OF LOUISIANA(2006)
Pepper Cake-Zyx

 
BLUE INSIDE (2009)
Pepper Cake-Zyx

 
ME, MY MUSIC AND MY LIFE (2011)
Pepper Cake-Zyx

 
THE BEATLES Vs THE ROLLING STONES (2014)
Slang Records



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