Andrea Giribaldi Interview

Artist Spotlight

Can you share a brief description of your musical background (gigs, tours and recording projects etc)?
I started playing guitar at the age of 12, inspired by great guitarists as Brian May, Adrian Smith, Marty Friedman and Jeff Loomis. I founded my band, Red Warlock, in 2005, whom I had great satisfaction playing with, as the chanche to share the stage with artists as Raven and Labyrinth. We’ve also been confirmed in Play it Loud fest bill, together with Agent Steel, Destruction, Diamond Head and others bands, but unfortunately the show was canceled. I worked on the making of many albums, as a musician and as a producer. I played on 13 albums, both with my current band and bands I used to play with, and guested in other bands works.

What do you have going on now?
Right now I’m working on the mastering of an Omen’s tribute album, which will be released in autumn, by MyGraveyard Productions, also Red Warlock’s label. At present Red Warlock are trying to set shows outside of Italy; at the moment we have contacts with UK and Denmark, and we’re working hard in order to find many venues as possible.

Where do you see the direction of music going in the future?
I think Being a musician is the best job ever, but unfortunately it’s getting harder and harder. What motivates me and myband is the love for music, and the art it encloses. But Being a musician nowadays is a tough, exhausting job, it needs great efforts and sacrifices, which, the most of times, seem to be useless, and you get frustrated and resigned. That’s why musicians are fewer and fewer: this art is dying. I really hope things will change somedays, and get better… But I think it’s really hard.

What role did music education have on your career?
For sure my education had a fundamental role for my formation as a professional musician. I studied many aspects of music, starting from piano, classic guitar, composition and electronic music; I took what I needed from each course, in order to have a background that would allow me to do what I wanted to, in the best way. Obviously, the more you practice, the more you learn.

Why do you like Pickboy picks?
I always used several models of Pickboy picks; they’ve always be the best choice for me, as they’re comfortable and the best ones for the best sound.

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