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Franz Vitulli

London, United Kingdom

Musician

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I am an experienced and versatile session bass guitar player. My diverse musical taste caused me to explore most of contemporary styles of music: I have been playing since I was 15, both in studio and on stage, working as a sideman, session musician and band member for several bands, singers/songwriters and emerging artists. My experiences include teaching music, both in music schools and as a private tutor, and writing columns for bass online & print magazines about playing bass, teaching bass and internet marketing / social media for musicians.

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Two Naked Oceans - Vivid Reds

Uploaded 2 years ago

Physical Details

Height:
177 cm / 5ft 10in
Eye colour:
Brown
Weight:
80 kg / 176 lbs
Hair colour:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Short
Skin colour:
White
Hair type:
Wavy

Experience

2013
  • The Gift : Bassist, London, UK
  • Dusk Til Dawn : Bassist, London, UK
2012
  • Two Naked Oceans : Bassist, Rome, Italy
2011
  • Lidia Fusaro : Bassist, Rome, Italy
  • Mario Nunziante : Bassist, Rome, Italy
  • Made In Japan : Bassist, Rome, Italy
  • Neks : Bassist, Rome, Italy
  • Andrè : Bassist, Rome, Italy
2010
  • Fragments Of A Dream : Bassist, Rome, Italy
  • IAGA Voice's : Bassist, Rome, Italy
  • Psychagogia : Bassist, Rome, Italy
  • Dottor S. : Bassist, Rome, Italy
2009
  • Berklee College Of Music @ Umbria Jazz 09 : 2-week course, Perugia, Italy
  • Le Labbra Di Greta : Bassist, Rome, Italy
2005
  • Fonderia delle Arti : Professional diploma in Bass Guitar, Rome, Italy
2004
  • Università della Musica (Music University) : 2-year pop-rock music course, Rome, Italy

Music

Two Naked Oceans - It ain't

Bass: Franz Vitulli

Bass Guitar ability:
  Expert
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Country
Influences: RadioheadChick CoreaJamiroquaiDaft PunkWeather ReportHerbie HancockEsperanza SpaldingJanek GwizdalaElio E Le Storie Tese

=== Skills ===

Live performance (small & big venues)
Studio recording & live recording
Proficient reader (scores & lead sheets)
Comfortable with picking songs by ear & transcribing if necessary
Comfortable with instrumental music, male / female lead vocal bands, small & large ensembles.
Music teacher (with students from 7 years old up)
Teaching/learning material writer
Internet & social media marketing expert


=== Education ===

Berklee College of Music Summer School @ Umbria Jazz 2009
Fonderia delle Arti (2005-2009)
Università della Musica (2004-2005)

Teachers:
Oscar Stagnaro, latin bass, Berklee Summer School, 2009
Matthew Nicholl, composing and arranging, Berklee Summer School, 2009
Fabrizio Sciannameo, electric bass, Fonderia delle Arti, 2005 – 2009
Matteo Esposito, music theory for bassists, Fonderia delle Arti, 2005 – 2007
Fabrizio Cardosa, composing and arranging, Fonderia delle Arti, 2008 – 2009
Gianluca Verrengia, electric guitar, Fonderia delle Arti, 2008 – 2009
Mats Hedberg, ensemble, Fonderia delle Arti, 2005 – 2009
Greg Burk, ear training, Università della Musica, 2004 – 2005

Clinics attended:
Oscar Stagnaro (latin bass), Matthew Nicholl (composing, arranging) Jeff Berlin & Dennis Chambers (drum and bass interaction), Guy Pratt (bass), Niccolò Fabi (songwriting), Jad&Frèer & FX Cases (the pedalboard), Dean Brown (funk guitar).


=== Performance (studio and live) ===

Bands, singers and songwriters:
Dusk Til Dawn, function band, 2013
The Gift, progressive rock, 2013
Two Naked Oceans, electro/ambient/dubstep, 2012
Lidia Fusaro, pop, 2011
Mario Nunziante, (“Amici” Italian talent show), pop, 2011
Andrè (Sanremo 2004), pop, 2011
Neks, (Sanremo Giovani 2011), hip/hop, 2011
Made In Japan / Kube, pop-rock, 2011
Fragments Of A Dream, pop-rock, 2010
Dottor S., pop-rock, 2010-2012
IAGA Voice’s Band, soul-funk-spiritual, 2010
Psychagogia, progressive rock, 2010
Le Labbra Di Greta, 2009-2010

Recitals:
Anni ’40 La Gallina Canta, Villa Celimontana, Rome, Italy, 2010
Il Sogno Di Giuseppe, Modugno (BA), Italy, 2003
Don Bosco, Modugno (BA), Italy, 2002

Orchestral:
Classical guitars orchestra directed by Luca Corriero, Modugno (BA), Italy, 2000-2002


=== Recordings ===

Vivid Reds (single), Two Naked Oceans, 2012
It ain't (single), Two Naked Oceans, 2012
Credo Sia Importante (single), Mario Nunziante, Ed. Cantieri Sonori, 2011
Giorni Di Te (single), Made In Japan / Kube, Ed. Cantieri Sonori, 2011
Cattivi Pensieri (EP), Dottor S., 2011


=== Software ===

MakeMusic Finale
Apple Logic Pro 9


=== Publications ===

My articles about music feature in a number of magazines, webzines and startup blogs:
Music Clout (US), 2013, guest blogger
Bass Musician Magazine (US), 2012-present, staff writer
Guitar Club Magazine (Italy), 2012, guest contributor


=== Technical Equipment ===

Basses:
Mayones Jabba Classic 5 w/ Seymour Duncan Basslines pickups
Fender Classic '70s Jazz Bass w/ Lindy Fralin pickups
Squier P-Bass w/ DiMarzio DP122 e Gotoh 201

Amps:
Markbass Little Mark 250 (head 250W 4ohm)
Markbass Traveler 102P-4 (cab 2x10" 4ohm)

Effects:
TC Electronic Polytune
Jad&Frèer Iron Comp
Markbass Bass Tube Marker
EHX Micro Q-Tron
Jad&Frèer Herr Phaser

Studio:
MacBook Pro 13"
MOTU Audio Express
Radial JDI passive DI box


=== Industry Awards ===

2nd classified with Lidia Fusaro band at Premio Mauro Carratta, Ugento (LE), Italy, 2011.
1st classified with Fragments Of A Dream at GallinaROCK, Gallinaro (FR), Italy, 2010.


=== Languages ===

Italian: mother tongue
English: excellent
Arabic: basic
German: basic


=== Other information ===

MA in General and Applied Linguistics, 2012
BA in Languages and International Communication, 2009

Driving Licence: Italian B type, 2004

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