Gambardellas band was born in 2012 by the will of Mauro Gambardella, professional drummer who worked with different italian indie rock bands and artists (the R’s, George Merk and Paletti).
“Sloppy Sounds”, the first album of the project, was released on February 2013 with BigWave Records The album, produced by Fabio “FabzTheDale” Dalè and Mauro itself was mixed by the producer Fabio Trentini (Guano Apes). “Sloppy Sounds” was well acclaimed by critics and audience. The three singles taken from the album (Flash, Tito and Needs) were released on the three of the major italian musical web sites: Rockol (rockol.it), RollingStoneMagazine (rollingstonemagazine.it) and La Repubblica XL (xl.repubblica.it).
The Sloppy Sounds tour 2013 was composed by more than 40 gigs all over Italy and gave them the chance to open a few concerts for some of the major italian artists (such as Ministri, Fast Animals and Slow Kids, Aucan, King of the Opera, Il Pan del Diavolo).
On September 2013, thanks to the official entry in the line up of Glenda Frassi (guitar-backing vocals) and Grethel Frassi (keys-backing vocals), Gambardellas became a proper band. On the same month the band recorded a new EP at IndieHub studio (Milan) titled “Ashes” (released on BigWave records on Feb. 2014).
“Ashes” was produced by Giovanni Spinotti (former Bob Clearmountain assistant) and Gambardellas and it represents a brand new musical landscape for the band: the sounds have become darker and heavier.
The Ashes tour 2014/2015 brought the band all over Italy and Europe for more than 60 gigs. Besides many opening concert for famous italian rock bands on July 31st 2014 Gambardellas performed at the Woodstock Poland Festival (750.000 people attending and a lineup composed by: Hatebreed, Volbeat and Skid row among overs).
The band has recently recorded a new album at the UpStudios in Italy which is going to be released in 2017.
I Gambardellas nascono nel 2012 con il fondatore Mauro Gambardella (batteria, voce) in veste di one-man-band, già nel febbraio 2013 danno alla luce l’LP “Sloppy Sounds” (BigWave Records/Audioglobe) e il conseguente tour, supportato dalle esclusive nazionali di ben tre videoclip estratti dal disco – Flash (rockol.it), Tito (rollingstonemagazine.it) e Needs (xl.repubblica.it) – vede i Gambardellas esibirsi per 40 date in Italia, tra cui aperture a Ministri, FASK, Pan del Diavolo, Aucan.
La formazione live in breve diviene la line-up definitiva, con l’ingresso di Glenda Frassi (chitarra-cori) e Grethel Frassi (synth-cori); sulla scia del grande entusiasmo derivato dal tour, la band pubblica nel mese di settembre 2013 l’EP “Ashes” (BigWave Records), caratterizzato da un sound più scarno e testi più cupi che si riflettono anche nell’immagine del gruppo.
“Ashes” permette ai Gambardellas di suonare ben 60 concerti nei due anni successivi, arrivando (unico artista italiano) al prestigioso Woodstock Poland Festival, in mezzo a nomi quali Volbeat, Hatebreed, Skid Row.
Terminato il lungo tour a novembre 2015, la band non perde tempo e si chiude in studio per scrivere il secondo full-lenght della loro carriera.
L’uscita dell’album, registrato presso gli UpStudios di Pavia, è prevista per il 2017.
Mauro Gambardella: lead vocals, drums
Glenda Frassi: guitars, backing vocals
Grethel Frassi: backing vocals, keys
Live bass player: Roberto Paladino