Marco Sfogli



 

James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess, Virgil Donati, John Macaluso, Adam Nitti, Matt Guillory, Peter Wichers, Peter Wildoer, Ray Riendeau, Mike Mangini, Bryan Beller, “Creation’s End”, “Neon Karma”...

Born in 1980, Marco Sfogli is credited as one of the most influential and followed progressive rock and metal guitar players of the last years. He started getting interested about music at an early age due to his parents, both members of the world/folk band "Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare". It wasn't until 1989 when he received his first electric guitar as a gift and started to play along with his heroes (Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Europe). In 1992 he left the guitar to study the drums, another huge passion. "Being a drummer first and a guitarist second, helped me a lot in terms of creativity and rhythmic knowledge." In 1996 he left the drums because of his growing interest in guitar. 

Today, he's a guitar player, composer, arranger and also mixing engineer. He worked for a lot of artists since in 2004 he flew to Canada to record James LaBrie's third solo release titled Elements of Persuasion which has become a hit among prog metal fans. Now member of the James LaBrie band, he put out his first solo record titled “There’s Hope” on Feb. 15th 2008 through Lion Music. “There’s Hope” was top seller in 2008 for the specialized web store “Guitar Nine Records” and got a 2nd place as Best Fully Instrumental Rock Album of all times by the website “The Top Tens”. He also worked on James LaBrie’s latest solo record “Static Impulse” as guitar player, co-writer and additional engineer. 

In 2011 he was invited to play at the “Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet” festival in Holland with other huge names like Michael Lee Firkins, Guthrie Govan, Kiko Loureiro and Stu Hamm to name a few. 

In 2012 he released a second solo album through JTC records titled "reMarcoble" which had some awesome reviews. Marco has played and performed both on stage and in studio with a variety of artists so far including James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess, Virgil Donati, John Macaluso, Adam Nitti, Matt Guillory, Peter Wichers, Peter Wildoer, Ray Riendeau, Mike Mangini, Bryan Beller and many more. He’s also part of the NY based prog band “Creation’s End” and the all star band “Neon Karma” with Roberto Gualdi on drums, Lorenzo Feliciati on bass and Guido Block on vocals. 

"DV Mark's Multiamp is an awesome tool for both the touring and studio musician. Very easy to use and great sounds, and it improves constantly with its upgradable firmware. Good job Marco, good job DV Mark!"

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