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Francesco Cardillo (Cassino, 16/06/1976) starts playing guitar at 16. After only one year of study, he becomes part of his teacher’s band learning the basics of jazz and fusionharmony. He keeps studying with the well known American jazz saxophonist Bob Mouver , with whom he made a profound friendship. Thanks to him he will acquire extra-school musical knowledge, starting to work as arranger and session man in various recording studios.

In 1998 joins the Alter Ego band with which he records an album that will be first in the standings on the portal. In the same year he began his experience with training The Rock Stones with which he recorded another album of unreleased tracks and began his first national tour accompanying the artist Anonimo Italiano.

Later he collaborates as a guitarist in the lives of Alberto Bertoni for M.B.O. Music of Milan. In 2002 he continued his studies until he graduated in theory and solfeggio at the L. Refice Conservatory in Frosinone. He participates in various seminars and internships, among which the study course made with the famous Italian – American jazz musician Agostino Di Giorgio stands out. In October of the same year he won a competition as best interpretation of a track Steve Vai on Italian magazine Guitars receiving many appreciations from the industry workers.

Between 2005 and 2006 he collaborates with the singer-songwriter Fausto Ferrari in the Album Both sides of my double soul and with one of the major exponents of the Italian electric bass, the well-known Pippo Matino, with which he plays in several jam sessions ranging from rock to fusion at the funk. The following year he toured, still as a guitarist, with the Neapolitan singer-songwriter Mariano Apicella , directed by the maestro Demo Morselli In the same period he became guitar teacher of the Academy of Entertainment Music Village , who will soon see him as director.

In May 2008 he was one of the protagonists of the videoclip of Max Pezzali in the single ” Mezzo pieno, mezzo vuoto “. And at the same time begins his musical activity with the progressive band Muja , whose album is published in September of the same year.
In 2009/10 it’s the turn of the tour with the Roman actor / singer Maurizio Mattioli .

During his career, Francesco has directed and played with many bands including: Abbraxas , a tribute to Carlos Santana, where he has the wonderful opportunity to play with the international percussionist Carl Potter , Front-Row , a tribute to Alanis Morissette; The Waves , tribute to Elisa; Between Stage and Reality , tribute to Luciano Ligabue. This last experience allowed him to share the stage with the historical guitarist of Ligabue, Federico Poggipollini.

In 2012 he became guitarist and artistic director of Veronica Creo (official cover of Laura Pausini). On 20 October 2013 he plays with Laura Pausini “Anniversary party” , directing the whole band, on the occasion of his fan’s annual party club held at the Palacattani in Faenza.

He worked as the official Endorser of the guitars brand Schecter Custom Shop and with the importer Gold Music creating demonstration videos for the brand. Actually it is the director and owner of MusikFactor located in Cassino (Lazio, Italy), where teacher and producer activity. He has participated as a guitarist in the bass & bass’ Meet & amp; bass Marco Mendoza and of the American guitarist Jennifer Batten . From 2016 he is a Luisa Corna guitarist for ” Non si vive in silenzio tour “.

His new CD is being worked on, where among the many guest stars is the drummer Simon Phillips with which two official videos will also be released.