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Alex Argento is a keyboard player, composer, and mixing engineer from Palermo (Italy).
He began playing keyboards at the age of fourteen and until today he is completely self-taught.
He started to work immediately in the music business as a session player for a lot of local bands in Sicily.
Thanks to the internet, he started to work by distance also with other musicians around the world (recording sessions).
But after the release of his first solo album – “EGO” in 2007 (completely arranged, mixed, and produced by himself), he quickly became one of the most demanded keyboardists both in-studio and live.
In fact, since 2003, he recorded on 20+ albums playing together with some of the most respected musicians around the world, including:
Vigil Donati (Planet X), Simon Phillips (Toto), Bissonette brothers, Greg Howe, Dave Weckl (Chick Corea), Marco Sfogli (James Labrie), Fabrizio Leo (Eros Ramazzotti) Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Neal Morse, Collin Leijeenar (Neal Morse’s Band), Michael Lepond (Symphony X), Ted Leonard (Enchant), Kee Marcello (Europe) and so on.
He usually works/tour with Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
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Virgil Donati is widely recognized as one of the most dedicated and technically advanced drummers of all time.
Virgil was born in Melbourne, Australia, where he also launched his career. Since the mid-’90s, he has been a household name. Residing in Los Angeles, Virgil is traveling the world as an international drumming superstar, as well as a composer and an educator.
He has performed and toured with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai, and Allan Holdsworth, while maintaining a busy schedule as a bandleader and member of numerous recording and touring bands over the years, most notably Loose Change, Southern Sons, On The Virg, Soul Sirkus, Planet X and various incarnations of The Virgil Donati Band and The Virgil Donati Trio.
His natural talent, combined with a herculean work ethic and never-ending curiosity, has propelled him to an unbelievable performance level.
Virgil has published several educational videos and books. His online store features DVDs, CD’s and digital downloads. Below is a free download of the track Red Air from Virgil’s album, In This Life.
BANDS – PFM/JAMES LABRIE BAND/SOLO ARTIST
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, having worked both studios and live with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater, drummer legends Virgil Donati and Mike Mangini, Alex Argento, Bryan Beller, Matt Guillory and many more.
He started getting interested in music at an early age due to his parents, both members and founders of the world/folk band “Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare” which he joined later on.
Since 2004 he’s part of James LaBrie solo band for which he recorded 3 albums and made a world tour.
As a solo artist, he published three solo albums, “There’s Hope” in 2008, “reMarcoble” in 2012, and “Homeland” in 2019 with the first being voted as “2nd best instrumental records of all times” from the webzine “The Top Tens”.
In 2011 he played for the “Jason Becker Benefit Concert” with other legendary players like Stu Hamm, Guthrie Govan, Kiko Loureiro, Michael Lee Firkins, and many more.
In 2013 he recorded guitars for Virgil Donati’s acclaimed release titled “In This Life”
Also in 2014, he was part of the Samsung Band for the Samsung Unpacked event held in Berlin.
In early 2015 he was asked to join progressive rock legends PFM, embarking on a world tour and playing extensively through the US, Canada, UK, and Italy.
He’s also a founding member of the band “Icefish” with Virgil Donati on drums, Alex Argento on keyboards, and Andrea Casali on bass and vocals.
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Andrea was born in Rome on June 25th, 1985. He began studying guitar at the age of 7, then moved on to the study of bass, which became his great passion from the age of 14.
In 2001 he formed, with his brother Emanuele Casali and his friend Silvio D’Onorio De Meo, his first progressive metal band called “Astra” and they released in 2006 their debut album called “About me: Through Life and Beyond” for the Greek label “Burning Star Records”.
In 2007 he began a collaboration with guitarist Marco Sfogli and joined “Marco Sfogli’s Band”, recording some tracks of his solo instrumental album called “There’s Hope” (Lion Music Records) and starting live activity with the band together with the keyboardist Alex Argento.
In 2009 Astra released the second album “From Within” for the Finnish label “Lion Music Records”. Meanwhile, Andrea joined the band “The Great fire of Rome” as bass player and backing vocals, and released an EP of 4 tracks, but the band broke up sometime later.
In 2014 Andrea released Astra’s third album called “Broken Balance”, for the Italian label Scarlet Records in the new role of bass player and singer. In 2016, together with Marco Sfogli, Alex Argento and the drummer Virgil Donati started a new rock-progressive band “Icefish”, and in 2017 released the first album called “Human Hardware”, also in the role of bass player and singer
What some may call “luck,” others call DESTINY. Since birth, Kim Tibbs has been honing her craft…Crediting her late father, Pastor Robert L. Tibbs for her musical ability, Kim has over thirty years of musical experience as an accomplished Arranger, B-3 Organist, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Pianist, Producer, and Songwriter. Kimberly is currently an Endorsed Hammond Artist with Hammond Organ Company USA, a Roland Artist with Roland Corporation US, a Peavey Artist with Peavey Amplifiers USA, and a Slick Audio Recording Artist; as well as a Staff Writer for the Songs of Love Foundation; Kimberly is also a Council Member of the Board of Advisers in the College of Arts located at J.C. Calhoun Community College. Kimberly holds a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Business Administration, Double Masters Degrees in Organizational Leadership and Masters of Business in Public Administration as well as currently working on a Doctorate of Business Administration in Leadership. Kim is also a Fashion Designer. Her fashion specializes in one of a kind bold, eclectic, and unique hand-crafted pieces ranging from women’s fashions to household goods.
As an Artist, Kim Tibbs has gained international acclaim with her forthcoming release, “…Kim.” Her first single, “I Need You For Your Love,” entered the Official U.K. Soul Charts at Number #24, November 6, 2016 and in two weeks, it skyrocketed to Number #1 separately along with the second single, “Soul!” staying there for Four Consecutive weeks; before ending the yearly chart at a respective Number #2 for both singles. The single, “I Need You For Your Love,” landed at Number #4 on the year end Official U.K. Soul Chart Top 100 Songs for 2016. The third, fourth and fifth Singles released called, “Drifting,” “For!” and “Move!” respectfully have been successful granting her movement the ability to now be traced in 36 countries and steadily growing to a wider audience daily, with “Drifting” and “For” both debuting on the Official U.K. Soul Charts at Number #9, getting to the Number #4 position on April 23, 2017. On August 25, 2017, the debut album,KIM, was released remarkably charting strong in 3 days on the Official U.K. Soul Chart at Number #7. By September 3, 2017, KIM moved into the Number #1 position on the Official U.K. Soul Charts with “I Need You For Your Love,” “Soul!,” For!,” “A Building That’ll Last,” “My Better Side,” “Drifting,” and “Come On By,” all charting at separate Number #1 positions alongside the album making 7 SOLID Number #1 charted songs along with a Number #1 Album and a total of 8 songs respectfully charting from the album; Staying at the Number #1 position for 4 weeks straight as a an album. KIM finished the year at Number #23 on the Official UK Soul Charts Top 100 Albums and Songs for 2017. Kim was nominated in November, 2017 for Best International Artist in the Bright Star Awards 2017/2018 for her album, work as an artist/professional musician, and won the Best International Artist 2017 award in the Bright Star Awards in London, United Kingdom, January 28, 2018. On January 23, 2019, FOR! entered the Smooth Jazz Charts in the United States of America debuting the Smooth Sound of KIM, now crossing back over the waters to showcase an old soul to a new market; and still climbing! Reaching to Number #50 in the Top 100 Smooth Jazz Charts, it successfully launched the start for the Sophomore, Triple Volume Project entitled, “THE SCiENCE OF COMPLETiON Volumes I, II, & III to be released starting Summer 2019.
Kim has worked with 5-Time Grammy Award Winning, Lalah Hathaway; the Legend, Dr. Lonnie Smith; Actor/Singer/Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus; Grammy Award Winning, Legendary Blind Boys of Alabama; Legendary Organist Charles Hodges of the Hi Rhythm Section of Memphis, known for their hits with Al Green, Syl Johnson, Ann Peebles, and more; Legendary Blues Soul Singer Bobby Rush (“I Ain’t Studdin You,” “Chicken Heads,” etc.); Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge (“When A Man Loves A Woman”); Composer/Producer Scott Tibbs (Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Madonna, Wayne Newton, Chrisette Michelle, Chaka Khan, Lady GaGa, and many more etc.); Legendary Producer Jimmy Johnson (The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Linda Randstant, Wilson Pickett, Muscle Shoals Sound, etc.); The Legendary “Swampers” of Muscle Shoals, Alabama: Clayton Ivey-Keys, Milton Sledge-Drums, Will McFarlane-Lead Guitar, and David Hood-Bass ( Aretha Franklin, The Black Keys, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, The Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Duane Allman, Boz Scaggs, Elkie Brooks, Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Cocker, Glenn Frey, Jim Capaldi, Julian Lennon, Delbert McClinton, J.J. Cale, John Pine, Alice in Chains, Joe Tex, Bobby Blue Bland, Eddie Floyd, Clarence Carter, Little Milton, Sawyer Brown, Tony Joe White, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eddy Mitchell, and many more); Legendary Vocalist/Vocal Instructor David Lee Brewer (Destiny’s Child: Beyonce Kelendria (Kelly) Rowland, Letoya Luckett, Vivien Eileen, Dawn Robinson, H-Town, Frida Gold, Schmidt, Finn Martin, Liebe Minou, Diandra Flores, Tamar Davis, Cindy Bao, Ben Jaimen, and more); Legendary Singer Kathy Burdick (Amy Grant, Crystal Gayle, Patty Loveless, Marty Lloyd, The Clarks, Chris LeDoux, Frankie Yankovic, Jimmy Buffett, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Neil Diamond, and more); Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack and the Snakeman Band (Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, Mac Davis, Clarence Carter, the Osmond Brothers, Bobbie Gentry, Candi Staton, Delbert McClinton, Liza Minnelli, Narvel Felts, etc.); Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys ( “Thank God For Kids,” “Ozark Mountain Jubilee,” and the crowd favorite “Elvira.”); “The Love King,” Raheem DeVaughn, #1 Billboards Album holder of “Love, Sex, Passion,” as well as 3-Time Grammy Nominated; Legendary Producer David Johnson (Percy Sledge, Lynard Skynard, The Supremes, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, and more); “The Groove Regulator, Percussionist James “JD “ Blair (Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Big and Rich, Shania Twain, and more); Country Music Hall of Fame Drummer, Mark Herndon from Country Group, “Alabama.” Country Artist Leah Seawright (Charlie Daniel, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, and more); Guitarist Tony Pasko (Parliament Funk, Prince, Duck Dynasty Producer, and more); Guitarist Al Brown, (WMOX Radio’s Al’s Every Day Show, Tony Pasko, and more); Pianist Bryant Pugh (Richard Smallwood, Yolanda Adams, Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Orlando Draper, Keith Pringle, etc.) Producer Jimmy Nutt of The Nutthouse (Jimmy Buffett, Percy Sledge, Alabama Shakes, and more); Legendary Guitarist the late, Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (The Roots, Raphael Saadiq, Kirk Franklin, Angie Stone, D’Angelo, Al Green, Canton Spirituals, Joss Stone, and more.); Songwriter/Guitarist Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt ; Kelvin Wooten (Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Mary J. Blige, The Isley Brothers, Macy Gray, Chrisette Michelle, Kelis, Raphael Saadiq, and more); Songwriter/Producer Philip White, 2004 CMA Song of the Year Recipient for Rascal Flatts “I’m Moving On” (Reba McIntire, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Luke Bryant, Brad Paisley, and more); Legendary Guitarist Blue Miller (India Arie, Isaac Hayes, Pink Floyd, and more); Bassist Rita Tucker (The Legendary Blues Singer Johnny Taylor); Guitarist/Vocalist Norris Jones (Aaliyah, Boney James, Kirk Franklin, Van Hunt, and more); Bassist Barney Johnston; Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist Mike Cole; and a host of local musicians, churches, businesses, and artists. As an Organist backing artists at places such as the historic Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, on a Hammond Organ U.S.A. SK2, Kimberly has also shared the stage with gospel greats such as Gospel/Jazz Saxophonist Phil French, Darrel Petties & Strength in Praise, Rev. Norman Hutchins, Pastor Armondo Adams and Redemption of Columbus, MS, The Kaiser Singers of Jackson, Mississippi, Lisa Knowles and the Anointed Brown Singers of Memphis, TN, and John Smiley and the Voices of Nashville, TN. Kimberly has also shared the stage with Lalah Hathaway, Raheem DeVaughn, Leela James, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Organist Felix Cavaliere, Hawk Wolinski, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Rev. Jimmy Smith, Jayden Arnold II, Brian Charette, Jim Alfredson, Marine Lacoste, Peter Gallinari, Red Young, Christian Cullen, Chuggy Carter, Jim Hammond, Grammy Award Winning Producer Paul Brown; Grammy Award winning Blind Boys of Alabama; Hip-Hop Queen, Mary J. Blige; American Idol Winner and Grammy Award Winning R&B Great, Ruben Studdard; Jazz Saxophonist Mike Phillips, Jazz Violinist Ken Ford, Legendary Hi-Rhythm Section of Memphis including Rev. Charles Hodges, Archie Turner, and Leroy Hodges; Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge, Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack, Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys, the band “Lakeside” known for hits “All the Way Live, Fantastic Voyage, etc.,”), U.K. Soul Artist, Hil. St. Soul, Swiss R&B Artist, Faye B., R&B/Soul Artist Tracy Hamlin, Norweigian R&B/Soul Artist Jay Nemor, Blues Sensation “Sir Charles Jones,” The Queen of Blues, “Denise LaSalle,” R&B Singer “Christopher Williams,” HBO Def Jam Poet Black Ice, Chicago’s Obisoulstar, as well as Grammy Award Nominated R&B Singer, KeKe Wyatt, most noted for hits, “My First Love, You and I, Nothing In This World, and You;” all collaborations with R&B Singer, Avant.
This up and coming talent has worked on projects as well as has projects being released to include: Expansion Records U.K., Luxury Soul 2017, Luxury Soul 2018, Producer V, Billy Ray Cyrus, Regi Myrix & Infinity Music Group, DK Rocfam in Germany, RK Soul Productions, Songwriter Don Von Tress, Darryl Worley, Epic Records Artist, Lina Loi, Raheem DeVaughn, Tyler Perry Productions, Songwriter Noah Shell, “The Calhoun Boys”- John Torrain, Sean Ellington, Jacob McNatt, Dylan Osborn, Jaraven Hill, and Jordan Davis; Filmmaker Christopher Nolen II, Nferno Productions, Fame Publishing, Actor Cedric Pendleton, Alecia Elliot, BET, Centric, TvOne, NBC Universal, ESPN, Composer/Producer Scott Tibbs, Producer Lawrence “Boo” Memphis of Royal Studios, Memphis; R&B Soul Artist Noel Gourdin, Artist/Songwriter Michael Curtis, Buddah Khan, King Khan and the Shrines, Songwriter Deborah Allen, Film Producer/Writer Kimberly Scott, J Soul Musiq Productions, Calhoun Community College, The Nutt-House Studios & Productions, Full Sail University, Producer Chris Duncanson, Songwriter Shaturia Lightbourne, Charles Brandon & Gold Street Music, Songs of Love Foundation of New York, The Late Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge, Producer David Johnson, Film Producer Jurian Isabelle, (Bobby Pin Diaries), The Late Great Guitarist Chalmers “Spanky” Alford, Producer Nathan Harris (Thunder Movie Soundtrack), Country Star Amber Leigh, Blues Singer/Guitarist Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt, Madelyn Berry’s, “A Voice to Inspire,” The Kirby Family, The Tibbs Family, Texabama Productions, Songwriter Amber Leigh White and Songwriter/Producer Philip White and several more.
Our absolutely awesome endorsee! We are so proud of Kim. She’s been working with Billy Ray Cyrus and many other incredible artists. Visit her website, or listen to some awesome tunes on SoundCloud.
Thank you, Kim!
Dave Cleveland is a first-call session guitar player in Nashville, Tennessee. He has played on a multitude of Grammy and Dove Award-winning projects with artists including Steven Curtis Chapman and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Over his 26 years in Nashville, Dave has played on over 30,000 songs for artists like Miley Cyrus, Little Big Town, Stephen stills, Russ Taff, and many more. His movie credits include I Still Believe, The Apostle, Jimmy Neutron, Courageous, and the Netflix Series Space Force. He is a member of The Sam’s Place house band at the Ryman Auditorium which is hosted by Steven Cutis Chapman. On that stage, he has had the privilege of performing with Ronnie Milsap, Ray Stevens, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Amy Grant, and many more. Just recently he was honored to play at two of the Presidential events at the White House: The Liberty Ball and the Candlelight Dinner. Dave was also invited to play at the White House for President George Bush by Michael Omartian during President Bush’s administration.
In constant pursuit of creativity, Dave has amassed quite a large library of songs used consistently on TV shows, commercials, and movies worldwide. With over 1500 original compositions in rotation, he is constantly heard on shows like 20/20, The Chew, Undercover Boss, and many more including the 2017 Pepsi Lemon Lemon commercial.
But above all of this, Dave is a follower of Jesus Christ and a dedicated father of Olivia, Catherine, and Joshua, and husband to his amazing wife, Tammy, of 32 years. – From his Bio
Artists Performed / Recorded
- Cheetah Girls
- Natalie Grant
- Judy Collins w/ Stephen Stills
- Keith and Kristyn Getty
- The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
- Little Big Town
- Ernie Haas and Signature Sound
- Matt Maher
- Steven Curtis Chapman
- Jason Crabb
- Sara Groves
- Rich Mullins
- Twila Paris
- Point Of Grace
- Phillips Craig and Dean
- Whitney Wolanin
- Gordon Mote
- Don Moen
- Jimi Jamison
- Wes Hampton
- Sandi Patty
- Paul Brandt
- John Elefante
- The Imperials
- Veggie Tales
- Joyce Martin
- Jaci Velasquez
- Crystal Lewis
- Clay Crosse
- Bob Carlisle
- Rebecca St. James
- Bill Engvall
- Kathy Lee Gifford
- Taranda Greene
- Tina Campbell
- Steve Ladd
- Mark Lowery
- Ty Herndon
- Janet Paschal
- Tammy Trent
- Steve Green
- Tammy Van Zant
- Kathy Troccoli
- Jonathan Pierce
- David Meece
- David Phelps
- Vestal Goodman
- Babbie Mason
- Larnelle Harris
- The Hoppers
- Michael English
- Legacy Five
- Cheri Keaggy
- Joseph Habedank
- And many more