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Marco Esu

Marco Esu was born in San Gavino Monreale (a small town in Sardinia) on 16 December 1973. Showing interest in figurative arts, Marco took his first steps towards music when he was just 8 years old. Thanks to his sisters who were studying piano, Marco began to take an interest in music and earned his first tunes with their guidance.

Marco’s interest in the art of guitar grew when he was about fifteen years old, where he created melodies with his own distinctive style, making his him the crème de la crème among his peers. Self-taught with influences from a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, he grew to love improvisation, which often makes an impromptu appearance in his concerts.

When he was sixteen, Marco began to play in bands, moving from one genre to another. This experience enabled him to learn more and more styles of music and taught him to appreciate the pleasure of performing for an audience.

In 1994 Marco won a regional competition for electric guitars (solo 6 corde) by presenting improvised tunes for the guitar and a beautiful composition by guitarist Joe Satriani (Midnight).

Marco performed with groups like Slamina and Wizard but it was Axioma that had considerable success with the public and recognition from the media. Axioma’s musical genre was barely acceptable in Sardinia and was practically censored due to the band’s “Rock” style.

Marco took up his solo career again in 1996, collaborating with his friend, Simone Uteri, a singer and songwriter. Together, they sang in various venues and musical festivals and they were known for artistic musical achievements and poetic work.

Marco and Simone then formed another band, which they called S.A.A.S.D.N.A., which specialised in experimental music. At the same time, Marco decided to also at the Sant’Anna Arresi International Jazz Festival, one of the most important jazz events in Sardinia. This opportunity started a mutual respectable relationship with fashion designer, Zigno, where Marco was able to perform his compositions live on television and in many other fashion parades with Sardinian designers of haute couture.

Marco Esu is a Blue Pie Records USA artist and is published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP).

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