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Luca Mazzotta

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I was born in Monza in 1979. I began playing guitar when I was about 13 years old. My training began studying by myself and continued by taking my first lessons from various musicians in and around Lecce. From 2001 to 2003 I studied rock music with the guitarist Salvatore Russo.
Since 2003 I have been studying fingerstyle, attending acoustic guitar lessons by the great guitarist Paolo Giordano.
Over the years I played with various local bands, throughout all music genres.
I attended a lot of workshops, such as ones with Brett Garsed, Andy Timmons, William Stravato, Antonio Forcione, Pietro Nobile, Massimo Varini, Stochelo Rosenberg, Andrea Braido, Preston Reed, and so on.
In 2006 I attended Computer Music and HD Recording workshop by Roberto Giglio in Galatone (LE). During the same year I began studying jazz. In 2007 I played with the prog rock band Shedim and recorded with them two self-produced promo CDs ("Shedim" and "Indietro...nel vento"). 

In 2010 some compositions of mine were used in a science documentary and as a soundtrack inside Ecology Museum in Otranto (LE). 
Since 2007 till 2011 I have been guitarist and co-founder of the band Silvered. I recorded with them in studio ("Music For Your Sleepless Nights"; “Dying Light” e “Grave of Deception”) and live (“The Unplugged Night LIVE”), I performed on radio and TV programs and to many sections of webzines, I performed hundreds of gigs. 
In 2008 with this band I opened to Andrea Braido, The Foreshadowing and Rezophonic
In 2011, I started the path on neofolk music, as the band's guitarist NID with whom I recorded a promo cd "Nature In Disguise" and in 2013, after several gigs in Italy, with this band we gave birth to our first full-length on the label "La Esencia" entitled "A Fair Masquerade". 
In the same year I begin to work on my first solo project HELFIR with which I perform alongside the band Antimatter in their Italian tour. 
I am currently involved in the promotion of my first solo album "Still Bleeding" on the label My Kingdom Music and at the same time continue my live performances in various cover and tribute bands (MIDNIGHT RAMBLE, SKUNK HEADS, BLACK GARDEN and BLOODFLOWERS).