I forgot to announce a minor guest to the Docker's Guild lineup as well as the third bass player: me! Of course I'll be playing all keyboards, writing, and I'll be singing a bit more this time, but the news is for a few years now I've been playing more and more bass live, mostly because I got tired of dragging around all the keyboard gear. And it's fun! Now since I'm not a bass player, we'll see what happenes! Wish me luck ;)
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Super exciting news today for Docker's Guild! We can announce the return of the amazing Tony Mills (ex TNT, ex Shy, and today enjoying a very successful solo career) to the lineup. Tony performed three of the most complex songs on the debut album "Season 1" and we are particularly excited to have him back. I personally had the privilege of also working on one of his latest albums (Over My Dead Body) a few years back, arranging, playing keys, writing and singing on three or four of his songs and it was an amazing experience, plus a very deep album musically and lyrically. Welcome back Tony :)
I am very excited to announce our second singer for the upcoming "Season 2" album. Valentina Procopio, one of the best singers I have had the privilege to work with in the last couple years, is confirmed on vocals! She will be interpreting the role of LUCY, Jack Heisenberg's niece on the new album. Specifically, she will be featured on a brand new song called DIE TODAY. For those who bought "Book A" she should be familiar as she sang on 3 songs on that album :) Benvenuta Vale!!!
New entry for the Docker's Guild new album, and it's time announce the first singers! We are very excited to announce Erika Litrico and her wonderful voice. Erika will be singing operatic vocals on the album opener, called K475 W.A.M. Welcome to the project Erika :)
And here is our second special guest on guitars! We are very proud to welcome Alessandro Liccardo, guitarist with Hangarvain and also the owner and director of Volcano Records & Promotion and Scuola di Music Business, two fantastic top level realities right next door in the city of Turin. His music business course is so good that I actually applied and I am one of his students :) Welcome to Docker's Guild, Alessandro!
Time to announce Docker's Guild first guitarist for the new album! Let's welcome amazing guitarist Tony Urzì, who has shared the stage with me on several projects including AOR tribute band Event Horizon and my 50th bday special live show SO5OS. Tony is a fantastic musician and a good friend, able to play from complex prog metal to pop, folk and acoustic music. Welcome aboard Tony :)
We are very excited to announce Luca Pisu as the second bass player for Docker's Guild's upcoming album "Season 2". Luca has been the bass teacher at my school Black Swan - Rock School of Music for many years now and we have also played together on a few live projects. Top level musician and a good friend, I am very happy to have him aboard :) Welcome Luca!
We've always had only one bass player on the old Docker's Guild albums, but we like to live dangerously, so for the next one we shall have three! I would first like to welcome the return of the amazing Anna Portalupi (Hardline, Tarja Turunen) who played all bass parts on "Book A" so well that I couldn't ask her not to come back. Plus she's a very good friend and one of the few guests who also performed on the rare Docker's Guild live appearances. Welcome back Anna!
I am very touched and moved to be able to announce Docker's Guild new special guest. A very young and talented drummer, Ste Agli will be performing two songs on the new album "Season 2". Stefano has been my student at my music school Black Swan - Rock School of Music for about 4 years and two years ago, at the age of 14, he underwent a heart transplant a few days before Xmas that kept us on edge for a long time. A true survivor, he is now the drummer of my Cheap Trick tribute band Cheap Prick, and one of the co-organizers of the very successful Entropy Fest music festival/competition. This little warrior is a real success story from every perspective, and I am honored to have him as a band mate, a colleague and a friend. This is why when the time for crowdfunding comes, a percentage of all incomes will go to an Italian association called UGI to help parents of sick kids during their long stays in hospitals. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
We can finally start announcing the cast of special guests for Docker's Guild new album titled "The Mystic Technocracy - Season 2: The Age of Entropy".
And we start with the best of the best, with Helly who already played drums on most songs for the previous album "Book A" and also played live for my 50th bday special show "So5oS". Helly also won the worldwide competition "Hits Like a Girl" as Best Female Drummer in the World. It doesn't get much better than this :)