Sound Factory (band)

Sound Factory (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Sound Factory

Img_capt = Sound Factory 2007
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Band_name = Sound Factory
Origin = flagicon|Italy Rome, Italy
Genre = Pop
Years_active = 2002 - present
Occupation = Musician, Band
Label = Tunecore
Associated_acts = Mike Stern
URL = [ Sound Factory Official Website]

Sound Factory is a pop band from Rome, Italy.

The members of Sound Factory are Julie P. (vocals & programming), Giovanni “MJ” Signoretti (piano & keyboards) and Roberto “Bob” Baruffaldi (drums).

In summer 2002, at a musical and poetry event in Rome, Giovanni played for the first time with the singer/songwriter and composer Julie P. as an acoustic duo, piano and voice. After this, the pair decided to start working together joining their different musical backgrounds, thus giving birth to the Sound Factory project. Giovanni then, with Julie, started the work of production, creating new songs, and changing some of her old songs and taking care of the arrangements and composing the parts of all the instruments.

The work of the pair gave birth to the release of "Dreaming On", a CD including thirteen tracks and featuring the collaboration, as supervisor and more, of the drummer Roberto "Bob" Baruffaldi who, as well as than being part of the live line-up (together with Giacomo Anselmi (guitar), Fabio Penna (bass) and Valerio Passi (guitar)), also entered the project.

The project features musicians such as Giacomo Anselmi (guitar), Simone Ceracchi (bass), Fabio Penna (bass), Valerio Passi (gtr), Lorenzo Feliciati (bass), Luca Pirozzi (bass), the jazz musician Rocco Zifarelli (guitar) and jazz guitarist Mike Stern on four tracks. They have a contract with Tunecore.

The band's album "Dreaming On" is in the album reviews section of Rolling Stone Magazine's [ website] [ [ Sound Factory's album Dreaming On @] ]

Julie P

Julie P. is a composer, songwriter, singer, DJ (sampling, turntablism), sound and pro-tools engineer (she had her first home studio when she was seventeen) and record producer. She started composing music and playing at the age of thirteen. Early in her career she performed as a singer/rapper, going under the pseudonym of Lady Ice.In 1987, she teamed up with Ice One, a DJ, producing some bands and artists among the underground Italian hip hop movement: [ Coller Der Fomento] "Odio Pieno" (Irma/Virgin Records), Frankie Hi-NRG MC [ [ Article about Frankie Hi NRG MC album] ] "La Morte Dei Miracoli" (BMG 1997), Ice One "B-Boy Maniaco" (1995 Irma/Virgin) [ [ Julie P. mentioned in the review of the album "B-Boy Maniaco"] ] , Power MC's and produced a song,"Immobile" feat. Frankie Hi NRG MC for the talented Italian pop singer/songwriter [ Niccolò Fabi] . With her band 'Power M.C.s' she took part to a movie about incest called "Le amiche del cuore" directed by Michele Placido and played the role of herself on stage. In the early 90's Julie also took part in the "Gran Premio" TV show hosted by Pippo Baudo and several other TV shows. The artistical connection split up in 1997 and later Julie worked with producer Biagio Pagano, the head of Via Veneto Jazz, who at the time was involved also in pop productions. She produced tracks (also singing some of them) on Il Bagatto [ [ JULIE P. mentioned in this review] ] "A Bag's Life" (2001 BAOL/SELF), rapper and author of a book. Always in the production team with Biagio Pagano she collaborated to the production of Flaminio Maphia "Per Un Pugno Di Euri" (2005 - Emi) singing in the intro song and producing the music and beats for the funny song "Da Terracina Cor Furgone" also singing there in a very special way. She also continued the collaboration with Il Bagatto giving her contribution merely as vocalist in his new album [ [ IlBagatto Top 20 Italy - 10 position :: ] ] "Il viaggio del pazzo vol.2" (2007 Universo). She also later collaborated with DJ Jurij with the song "See the Light". She also acted in the successful avant-garde version of the classic Ulysses named Hypertext Ulysses by Luigi Cinque and her verses have been an intro for several editions of the poetry festival in the Rome [ [ JULIE P. @ ROMAPOESIA - poetry festival in Rome] ] RomaPoesia.

Giovanni MJ Signoretti

Giovanni Signoretti is a pianist, composer and arranger.He started his studies at the age of six with an important pianist and concert artist, Faliero Bonciani with whom he continued to study piano and solfeggio privately for five years.His great love for music pushed him to continue to study as an autodidact and led him to transcribe all that he considered of particular interest, starting from the most important rock bands as Genesis, Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant, Yes, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Gino Vannelli and Al Jarreau until arriving, in the eighties, to the artists and bands musically involved in the jazz/fusion scene such as Chick Corea, Billy Childs, Lyle Mays,
Weather Report, Pat Metheney Group, Scott Henderson/Tribal Tech, Nguyen Le, Allan Holdsworth, Mike Stern, Yellow Jackets and Steps Ahead, cultivating the incessant listening of many important artists as Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Bill Frisell, John Scofield and Vince Mendoza just to name a few and a good deal of classical music.As a composer he wrote and played in many theatrical performances, some of them corageously avant-garde conceived and performed by Ilaria Drago (poetess, actress and director). He also composed the music for some cartoons inspired by the novels of Alberto Moravia broadcasted by RaiSat.As pianist and keyboard player he played in several bands in the local music scene.

Roberto "Bob" Baruffaldi

Roberto Bob Baruffaldi is a drummer both in live and studio sessions (with different TV appearances) for more than twenty years now with several contributions that also cover the jingles recordings area. He played with different artists and several prominent bands like the rock-trio Sinergia and the Final Exit fusion project. He played the drums on all tracks on the new album and gave a contribution in terms of musical arrangements and directions. The CD release will be followed by a tour and a play-along package for drummers.

Bob uses Zildjan cymbals, Drum Art snare drums and sticks, and Yamaha hardware. He cites some of his influences as Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Porcaro, Stewart Copeland, Matt Chamberlain, Tony Williams, Manu Katche, Dave Weckl, Gary Husband, Phil Gould and Gary Novak just to name a few.


* "2007" - "Dreaming On"

External links

* [ TuneCore Website]
* [ Interview with CEO Jeff Price]

ongs snippets

* [ Memories | Mike Stern (gtr) | Lorenzo Feliciati (bass)]
* [ Powerful Music | Mike Stern (gtr) | Luca Pirozzi (bass)]
* [ Soul Bride | Mike Stern (gtr) | Fabio Penna (bass)]


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