Arpioni is a musical collective formed by more than ten person, born 14
years ago in Bergamo (Italy). They begin playng
live shows in many clubs, becoming well know in the italian ska scene.
In '93 they take part in the first italian ska compilation 'SKANDALO AL
SOLE' (Vow Pop).
In '95 they produce their first cd 'PAPALAGI', after several shows
begins the partnership with GRIDALO FORTE RECORDS, famous indipendent
label from Rome, that decide to produce three years later 'IN MEZZO AI
GUAI', second album of the band.
In '99 (as backing band) they tour with Laurel Aitken, also known as The
Godfather of Ska, and in summer they record their third cd 'UN MONDO IN
LEVERE', produced by Kaki Arkarazo appreciated sound engeneer that
worked also with Manu Chao, Amparanoia, Fermin Muguruza.
In september '01 come out the fourth album 'BUONA MISTA SOCIAL SKA', a
collection of italian traditional songs played in their personal ska style.
In may '05 the last release 'MALACABEZA' (Alternative Produzioni) an
album characterized by a big variety of musical styles, from trad ska of
course, to latin and italian traditional songs ska revisited. In the
album there are a lot of important features, like Tonino Carotone (the
famous singer from Pamplona with who they also tour in Italy), Roy Paci
(the explosive Manu Chao's trumpet in Radio Bemba Sound System) and many others.
Arpioni played in every corner of Italy and also in Europe (Switzerland,
Germany, France, Spain, Czech Rep., and other), if you can, come to see
their crazy italian ska-folk show...try and believe it!
Stefano 'Kino' Ferri - vox, Franco Scarpellini - guitar/ backing vocals,
Antonello 'Tonno' Gini - bass, Giacomo 'Vice' Vicentini - keyboards,
Dario 'P.G.' Milan - drum, Pier Muccio - trombone/backing vocals,
Guglielmo 'Facco' Facchinetti - tenor sax/backing vocals