L.O.U. – Loud Out Underground is an experimental project that goes beyond the expected and usual boundaries. It’s not so easy to define such a project where jazz, live electronic, drums/percussion or a female voice join together to perform some of the best memorable songs.
Based on the idea of film and theatre director Fabrizio Portalupi and actress Elisabetta Coraini – this three pieced project includes Elisabetta Coraini on vocals, Alex Bonacci on drums/percussions, and Rick Romano on keyboards and live electronics.
Actress and singer Elisabetta Coraini brought to life countless of contrasting and colorful female characters for the theatre, television, film, video and photography. She leads one of the main roles in the Italian serial ‘Centovetrine’ (Hundred Shopwindows), seen on national channel ‘Canale5’. Elisabetta has played uncountable tv series such as: ‘I promessi sposi’ (The Betrothed) directed by Salvatore Nocita, ‘Lezioni di Guai’ (Lessons in Trouble) directed by De Santis, ‘Squadra mobile: scomparsi’ (Missing) and many others For the American channel CBS Elisabetta acted in ‘The Age Of Treason’ by Kevin Connor.
Alex Bonacci, drummer and Director of “X4M – Perform School of musicians”, began playing drums at the age of seven. After graduated at Berkeley College -where he had the pleasure to study with Ron Savage, Ken Cervenka and Matthew Nicholl- he had the opportunity to meet and play with great artists of all over the world and following master-classes with different great musicians, such as: Jeff Berlin, Omar Hakim, Peter Erskine, Dave Weckl, JoJo Mayer, Pat Martino, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and many others. He took part in many radio and television programs (Rock TV, RaiDue, RadioDue, Sky, etc.) and in many important music contests with different artists (Heineken Jammin Festival, International Pop Overthrow, Sanremo Rock, Premio Musicultura, Rock Targato Italia, Coca Cola Contest, etc.).
Rick Romano is a composer, producer, musician and poet. Director and A&R of RMN Music Ltd. (London, UK) he graduated in Composition with honors. He has composed concert music, music for theater plays, live performances, films and commercial releases. His past work has been published by independent labels and by major record labels such as: Warner Music / Chappel /Bellotti, SONY/ATV – EMI and many others. He has become winner and finalist in several international competitions, receiving always mention for the high value of the music submitted and was one of the nominee candidate for the 2009 Jerry Goldsmith Awards for the film score “The Flesh Arrow”.
The self-titled debut album of L.O.U. – Loud Out Underground, recorded, mixed and mastered in Turin, at the Last Sound Design studio by producer Mimmo “Pentothal” Musto, is produced & arranged by Rick Romano. The first single from the album: All tomorrow’s parties with an album artwork picture of the gothic puppet by photographer Alice Girolami will be available in streaming and gital download on January 15, 2016. The exclusive 7-minute video directed by Fabrizio Portalupi, with the help of Franco Oberto, Alex Lauria, and featuring the actress Carola Cudemo is on YouTube and you can watch it here.
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