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In one of the most difficult and challenging times ever known in the history of the world, we are all trying to fight the right motivations and reasons to our everyday's life and in our own way. For music artists in general, these are even harder times than many other walks of life, because the absence of live music has become an aspect increasingly more significant to their livelihood, given the huge falls that music industry has faced (and still face) in the last two decades.

Obviously, to battle issues that may rise through a long period of live performance inactivity, the most effective way to, at least, let the musical mojo going for an artist, it is to continue to make music and let their creativity flow, just as British singer/songwriter Mark Reilly, the Commander-In-Chief of Matt Bianco, does.

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One of the greatest pleasures of life, unknown to us, especially in the first part of our growth and formation as human beings, it is to walk a path that changes, depending on who we come across, circumstances in which we find ourselves involved and coincidences that happen to us at unexpected moments.

A path that can bring either whirlwind turns to our lives, or just change the perspective of our daily life in an increasing way, pushing us to experiment with new working highways and human paths with a different eye, attentive to our substantial values, but widely, at the same time. to new perspectives and to those around us, at that moment in time.

Among all the different art forms, music has always been and always will be the one to which every human being is naturally connected to. We start loving music when our parents sing us lullabies to help us falling asleep, when we are at an infant stage of our lives and we carry music throughout our whole existences, either when we sing loud under the shower or when we are with friends, messing around or even when we get our hearts broken, as teenagers, when we meet the first boy or girl that makes our hearts racing at an insane speed. And the circle of life goes on and on, with music always been there, as a trusted companion constantly present, ready to evoke happy or sad memories at our command.

For a music artist, said art form is much, much more. It's what they are, it's the only way they have always known about expressing who they are, their feelings, anxieties, fears, hopes and dreams, through their musical abilities.

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Uno dei piu' grandi piaceri della vita, sconosciuto a noi nella prima parte della nostra crescita e formazione come esseri umani, e' quello di percorrere un cammino che cambia di frequente a seconda di coloro nei quali ci imbattiamo, circostanze nelle quali ci troviamo coinvolti e coincidenze che avvengono in momenti inaspettati. Un cammino che puo' apportare o delle virate vorticose alle nostre esistenze, oppure solo cambiare l'ottica del nostro quotidiano in maniera accrescitiva, spingendoci a sperimentare nuove strade lavorative e personali, con un occhio diverso, attento ai nostri valori sostanziali ma aperto allo stesso tempo a nuove prospettive e a coloro che ci circondano, in quel momento.

Quando concetti del genere vengono apportati alla musica, in Italia non c'e' quasi nessuno che ha avuto l'istinto e il coraggio di sfidare nuovi sentieri sonori accoppiati con romantico e profondo misticismo lirico nella stessa maniera che uno dei piu' talentuosi musicisti e produttori in Italia, Gianni Maroccolo, ha saputo fare ed ancora fa nel corso della sua brillantissima carriera.

The secret of longevity has always been one of the biggest enigmas, in one's life. Sometimes we believe that an individual may have good genes running into his/her veins, maybe a family gift but some other times, we have to provide to ourselves that food for soul indispensable for our everyday's life.

Artists like New York City's born Mike Garson, one of the most prominent Avant-Garde pianists and composers of the last half a century, find instead the necessary fuel to power the engine of their creativity by working incessantly on new projects, constantly looking ahead to create new sonic layers and shape them into melodies or anything that it is strictly related to that wonderful art form that it is music.

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