What is your idea of perfect happiness?


Jacopo – To love my job and to live in peace with other people.


Carlo – Actually I’m grateful for what I have every day, but If I could ask for the future I would see me travelling around the world for music. This is my idea of happiness.


Matteo – To be in peace with myself, feeling still and satisfied.


Leonardo – For me happiness is the sum of several factor: play my music, reach my objective, know new people, learn always new things etc…


What is your most marked characteristic?


Jacopo – Patience.


Carlo – For sure the determination, the capacity to follow an objective to finally catch it.


Matteo – Stubbornness.


Leonardo – I think irony, I’ am so ironic, specially whit myself!


What do you consider your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear?


Jacopo – To travel the entire world as a musician / To have no friends.


Carlo – The graduation has been one of the most important achievement for me, but I think this is a dynamic question which answer depend on the life stage.


Matteo – To turn my life – long passion into a profession. My greatest fear is to fail this aim.


Leonardo – In the short period finish my academics and music studies, in the future being a musician and travel all around the world. My greatest fear is surely fail my objectives.


Which historical figure do you most identify with?


Jacopo – Ugo Foscolo.


Carlo – I don’t have a good example.


Matteo – Leonardo da Vinci.


Leonardo – I don’t have a good example; but I really admire historical characters like George Orwell or musician like Cliff Burton.


Which living person do you most admire?


Jacopo – Stuart Braithwaite.


Carlo – There’s not a single person but a pool of people who manage to guide thousands of other people with music, art and science.


Matteo – John Bonham.


Leonardo – I admire every person that in his life has a great ideal or great objectives and perseveres to catch them, even in difficulties.


Who are your heroes in real life?


Jacopo – My parents.


Carlo – They are the same of the previous question, I could say some names but I want to avoid the possibility to forget someone.


Matteo – Poor people that everyday struggle for existence.


Leonardo – There’s not a single person but as David Bowie said “We can be Heroes, just for one day”, so I can say that in my life I’ve met a lot of Heroes!


What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


J – Sometimes I’m too much polite.


C – Sometimes I’m stakhanovite.


M – Anxiety.


L – In some situation I’m so insecure!


What is the trait you most deplore in others?


J – Injustice.


C – Definitely the laziness.


M – Disrespectful people.


L – Certainly the dishonesty.


What is your favorite journey?


J – I’d like to go to Japan.

C – A journey where stops are on big stages with plenty of public.


M – My favorite journey is meet customs and habits of different cultures of the world.


L – A journey where I can found a lot of good music and new people to meet.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


J – Piety.


C – Generosity is used by some people to show off.


M – Pride.


L – The “Politically Correct”.


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


J – “ahahaha”.


C – I’ve no doubt, “celogiriamo” is one of them, our band’s Mantra.


M – “Whoever stops, is lost”.


L – “Necessary and Sufficient Conditions”. I’ve also gave this title to one of our song!


 What is your greatest regret?


J – I start listening – serious music – only at the age of 14!


C – The fact that I met my actual music mates too late.


M – It could be the missing of my personal goals.


L –  I’ve started to play bass guitar when I was 16 years, I would have liked to start seriously it before.


What is your current state of mind?


J – Determined.


C – Follow what your life put in your hands, especially if it makes you happy.


M – I see people in a thoughtful way. I always get to the root of the things to catch their essence.

L – In this moment I’m so thoughtful, because in this period I often reflect about my life.


If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?


J – I think it would be having my father as my guitar teacher!


C – None, I don’t need to change anything.


M – Their sense of responsibility.


L – I’m sorry, but this answer is so personal.


What is your most treasured possession?


J – A giant house with a dedicated room for guitars, basses, amps, pedals, synths and various musical instruments!

C – This is a rhetorical question… music.


M – Music.


L – My bass guitar, whit it I can communicate my feelings, my emotion, play and create my music.


What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?


J – Blindness or deafness.


C – Stupidity.


M – I guess that hate and violence are the lowest depth of misery.


L – Idiocy.


Where would you like to live?


J – Berlin, but Italy’s not so bad!


C – In a place where there’s a mild weather, I love spring and sun but I hate the excess.


M – Italy.


L – I love Tuscany (my country), I think that I never would live in a big city or in a Metropolis.


 What is your favorite occupation?


J – Playing the guitar.


C – I’d like to be a musician.


M – Musician.


L – It’s so easy: musician!


What is the quality you most like in a man?


J – Sincerity.


C – A strong personality.


M – Humility.


L – Determination and honesty.


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


J – Determination.


C – Womanliness and sweetness.


M – Frankness.


L – Intelligence and empathy.


What are your favorite names?


J –Noemi, Aurora, Giovanni, Jacopo.


C – Aurora.


M – Carlotta.


L – Leonardo… ok I’m a bit egocentric!


What is your motto?


J – “You are what you choose to be”.


C – “Each man is the architect of his own fate” and “Only a reason big enough can overcome any hurdle”.


M – “Where there is a will, there is a way”.


L – “It might as well try it anyway!”.





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