Andrea Ge

Biography

ANDREA GE born in Milan, is a professional drummer. He studied at the NAMM school in Milan with Italian superstar drummer and instructor Tullio De Piscopo. He is registered with GEMA (D) as a composer and author of lyrics. Over the years, he has gained extensive studio and live experience, in genres ranging from Blues to Rock, from Reggae to MELODIC POP and HIP-HOP, developing the use of sequencers and drum-machines.

He recorded several albums and singles cooperating live and studio with well known musicians/artists, such as: Enrico Ruggeri, Vasco Rossi, Mark Harris, Massimo Riva, Marco Costa (Sanremo '98), Irene Lamedica (Sanremo '99), Saturnino (Jovanotti), Claudio "Galina" Golinelli (Vasco), Max Gelsi (Elisa), Andrea Braido (Mina, Zucchero, Vasco etc.), Maurizio Solieri (Vasco), Davide "Cesareo" Civaschi (Elio e le Storie Tese), Ricky Portera (Dalla, Stadio), Simone Tomassini (Emi), Mc Auley (MSG), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Gerardina Trovato, Fabrizio Palermo (E. Ruggeri, Ligabue, M. Masini, A. Oxa), Roberto Tiranti (New Trolls, Labyrinth), Clara Moroni (Vasco), Irene Fornaciari (Sanremo 2010), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)

Further, he has been member of numerous tribute bands (Queen, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Metallica, RATM etc.) and original bands, among which: Sharks (CGD/WEA - Sanremo '89), Clara & The Black Cars (EMI), Animali Rari (Ricordi), Exilia (Gun Records/BMG), Folder (RB-Records).

He participated in various well known TV shows such as: Sanremo Festival, Festival Bar, Saint Vincent, Roxy Bar, Night Express etc., and appeared also in many video-clips. From October '97 to November '98, he was the drummer of the live TV program "JTV".

He has to his credit reviews on specialized magazines such as "Drum Club" (I) "Percussioni" (I),"Drum & Percussion" (D) and "Keyboards"(D).

He has been in tour as supporter to VASCO ROSSI, CLAUDIO BAGLIONI, HEROES DEL SILENCIO, JOE ELY, JOVANOTTI, JETHRO TULL, DEEP PURPLE, etc. and as guest with the band EXILIA with THERAPY?, ROLLINS’ BAND, TRICKY, CARDIGANS, HIM, PARADISE LOST, GUANO APES, ILL NINO, IN EXTREMO, OOMPH!, RAMMSTEIN etc.

From 1999, he teaches at the "Music Academy 2000" in Bologna drawing up the courses "Analysis of Styles" for PRO 2 LEVEL.

In 2000 he joined the crossover band Exilia (1st CD published by Dig it/Universal) and has performed in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Netherland. Since then he took part as co-author for the songs and even took care of contacts, public relations and in general cared about the organization for the band in Italy and abroad.

In 2001 he realized for the Big Fish Audio (California) an Audio CD/Wav "G-Force" with more than 500 drum loops.

In 2002 Exilia signed with GUN records in Germany releasing the album “Unleashed” (GUN Records/BMG) in which he also took part as co-author. The album “Unleashed” and the singles “Stop Playin’ God” and “Coincidence” entered immediately in the German charts. In 2003 Exilia appeared in many German TV stations (VIVA, VIVA plus, MTV Germany), radio (EINZ Live) and magazines (METAL HAMMER, ROCK HARD etc.) and they did more than 150 gigs per year.

In 2004 Exilia released a new single “Can’t break me down” which is also the title track for the movie “The Clown” broadcasted in more than 50 Countries (particularly USA, England and Germany). In the same year they also supported RAMMSTEIN in their European tour.

In 2005 he left Exilia to join the new crossover band Folder releasing the album “Right Things” (RB-Records Japan) in which he also took part as co-author. At the same time he starts to play with Simone (EMI - Sanremo 2004) one of the new more talented Italian pop singer with whom he recorded a DVD "Live 20 Ottobre 05 Alcatraz Milano".

In March 2006 he enters in the prestigious Queen's Tribute band Queen Mania. He records all the new Simone's album "Sesso, Gioia, Rock 'n Roll" (Delta/Bollicine) produced by the legendary Vince Tempera.

On top of his intense live activity, he established the booking agency “Machada Promotion”, which manages and promotes national and international acts live.

He is currently a member of one of Europe’s most renowned Queen Tribute bands, Queenmania, active with hundreds of gigs throughout Italy and Europe (UK, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain etc.) also playing with guests as: Enrico Ruggeri, Matteo Setti (from the cast of Notre Dame De Paris), R. Tiranti (New Trolls, Labyrinth), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil). The band was recently featured at “The Official Queen Fan Club Convention” in UK.

By now Andrea Ge is further involved in the recording sessions for the next albums for Clara Moroni and Simone Tomassini.

Band

Exilia / Queenmania