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The Gloves is a Nationally Recognized, Award Winning Party Band

What we’re all about.
Founded in 2002, The Gloves Band has been setting the italian industry standard for event music ever since. Our musicians are passionate about creating memorable events. Their talent and experience guarantees that every The Gloves event is seamless, so clients can focus on life rather than stressing over the details.

Where it all began.
As students of music, we started performing together in 2002. These gigs quickly turned into requests to perform at private events and festivals. We loved seeing the joy and full dance floors that we could bring to these events. We perfected our event planning, expanded our repertoire, added members to the band – and the rest is history!

Today
we have performed more than 1500 shows throughout Italy and abroad. Proudly we are the only wedding band in official partnership with Yamaha in Italy.

Leo

LEAD VOCAL, FOUNDER

Leo is lead vocal and band coordinator.
He is a powerful and versatile singer, capable of singing any genre, from Schubert’s Ave Maria to AC / DC, through Frank Sinatra and James Brown masterpieces. Leo has always made his ability to entertain the crowd his ace in the hole.
He boasts more than 1,500 live performances with the Gloves and almost twenty years of experience.
He graduated in sound engineering at “Percentomusica” in Rome.
Always, unquestionably, a “singer with depth”.

Il Conte

GUITAR, CO-FOUNDER

The Count (il Conte) began his musical life as a classical guitarist at “Licinio Refice” Conservatory in Frosinone. He specialized in electric guitar at “Percentomusica” in Rome, and “Rock Guitar Academy” in Milan.
Flawless guitar professional, rock style is his workhorse. He’s
always the first to hit the dance floor, his pelvis movement is as fast and effective as his fingers on the guitar.
His career has counted more than fifteen hundred concerts with the Gloves in almost twenty years.
He currently owns and directs the Guitar Planet Academy in Alatri.

Carletto

BASS, DOUBLE BASS

Sir Charles is bassist and double bass player of The Gloves band, as well as a great technical reference thanks to his experience as an audio and lighting technician.
He studied multi-style electric bass at the “Saint Louis College of Music” in Rome and at “Licinio Refice” Conservatory in Frosinone.
He’s known for having collaborated with many bands and having hundreds of concerts performed in different styles of music.
Always ready for the twists and turns, Sir Charles makes his witty jokes his hallmark … be careful to strike up a conversation with him!
He currently teaches electric bass and guitar privately.

Ciprox

DRUMS

Ciprox is the no-stop engine of The Gloves band. Talented drummer and stage star, he studied multi-style drums at the “Saint Louis College of Music” in Rome, then graduating in jazz drums at “Licinio Refice” Conservatory in Frosinone.
He played hundreds of gigs with rock, fusion and jazz bands.
He currently teaches drums at public and private schools.
During his free time he works as gigolo for ladies … but that’s another story!

Fabietto

TRUMPET

Fabietto is one of the older members of the band, playing trumpet with The Gloves since 2007. His sound, bright and powerful, is easily recognizable and is the icing on the cake of the energetic wind section.
Fabietto graduated in classical trumpet at “Licinio Refice” Conservatory in Frosinone and perfected himself in jazz improvisation through many masters and specific courses. He also studied with of Fabrizio Bosso (one of the most famous Italian trumpet players). Somebody says he’s from a noble family. Fabietto is currently director at Frosinone marching band, and he works as Trumpet teacher in Frosinone and Rome, and member of several orchestras.

Pizzotto

SAXOPHONE

Pizzotto has been blowing on The Gloves saxophone for several years.
Graduated in jazz saxophone at the Conservatory of “Licinio Refice” in Frosinone, he played in many bands including famous Italian orchestras. He has played for Gerardo Di Lella and Amii Stewart, and he collaborated with great names in Jazz such as Di Battista, Pieranunzi, Corvini, Tiso, Spadoni.
He also participated in the Umbria Jazz festival (the most important italian jazz festival).
Although specialized in the baritone sax, he plays the tenor sax in the wind section of the Gloves giving color and creativity, thanks also to his inexhaustible irony that nobody understands.

Zangrillo

TROMBONE

Zangrillo is the powerful trombone of the Gloves band. His sound is recognizable from miles away and is generated by his passion for lemons in the morning.
Graduated in trombone at “Licinio Refice” Conservatory of Frosinone and specialized in orchestral music, he has completed very important master classes for trombone.
Currently Director of the Marching Band of Monte Scalambra and Vice Dean of “Liceo Musicale” di Colleferro (RM).
Zangrillo is a member of the Italian Cinema Orchestra and he also play for “Christian De Sica” orchestra.

Franzo

PIANO, KEYBOARD

Franzo has been playing piano and keyboards in The Gloves band since 2012.
Musician of great talent and creativity, he knows how to play cool harmonies for the band with his hands.
Graduated in classical piano at “Licinio Refice” Conservatory of Frosinone, a student with the famous pianist Gilda Buttà (Ennio Morricone), he perfected himself with masterclasses in jazz piano and graduated in musical composition.
Currently music teacher at many schools and founder of “Keyboard Lab” in Castro dei Volsci (FR).
If you don’t find him on stage, you will probably find him playing online at his smartphone… he’s a professional gamer!

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