BIO

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MOVIN’ K

Movin’ K is an italian rock prog band formed by Francesco “K” Epiro and Salvatore Gagliano in 2006. The name of the band means “A constant movement…spiritual, emotional and phisical. An endless journey in balance between illusion and divine; Movin’ the Key to find the inner pathway revealing the Truth hidden through the shadows of our hearts…with the need of leading people to God through the magic of music and the strength of words”. Band current line-up consists of Francesco “K” Epiro (vox, piano, keys and principal author & composer of MK’s songs), Salvatore Gagliano (guitars), Federico Mongelli (drums), Riccardo “L” Sostene (bass) and Maria Rita Briganti (vox). Movin’ K was born as a new project of the original members of BLACK RIDERS, a prog band with more than ten-years of musical background (support band for Porcupine Tree at Prog Fest 1999 and for Ustmamo at Festival dell’Unità 2001).


 RELEASES

2016 – WAITIN’ 4 THE DAWN (album including 14 original songs)

2014 – PARK YOUR BUTT (EP including 6 original songs)

2012 – UNTIL YOUR BREATH IS OVER (album including 13 original songs)

2008 – ALONG THE WAY OF THE BLACK RIDER (double cd including 29 original songs)

LIVE REPERTOIRE – 2h 30’ (original set list including some cover songs)


FESTIVALS & CONTESTS

  • GARDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Gressan 2017.07.13) & FENIS FEST (Fenis 2017.07.07)
  • finalist in “ROAD TO PISTOIA BLUES” contest (summer 2017)
  • selected to join’ BLUE STREET FESTIVAL in Omegna (VB) together with artists such as Eugenio Finardi (2016.07.22)
  • AREZZO WAVE LOVE FESTIVAL ’16 (2016.07.02)
  • winners in Val d’Aosta AREZZO WAVE 2016 selections
  • elected best band by the jury and 3° in the general rank at PRATO MUSIC FESTIVAL in Prato Sesia (2015)
  • they reached the final at EMERGENZA FESTIVAL 2012 edition
  • they reached the final at STRANE OFFICINE CONTEST in Milan (2012)
  • selected to join’ the YES WEEKEND FESTIVAL in Melegnano (2012)
  • selected by Joy Music Live to join the festival MUSICA PER I BORGHI in Umbria (2010)
  • winners of PLAY IN AMSTERDAM contest, finalists at PLAY IN UK contest and 4° at BAND OF THE YEAR  contest, events produced by Stage Alive in 2010
  • they reached the final phases of  TOUR MUSIC FEST in 2008
  • winners of  MUSIC VILLAGE selections in 2008

STAGES

  • Alcatraz, Legend 54, Blues House, Le Scimmie, Rock and Roll, Black Hole, Barrio’s, Le Trottoir, Ligera (Milan)
  • Live Club (Trezzo sull’Adda) Rock‘n’Roll (Rho) Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena (Romagnano Sesia) Blue Rose Saloon (Bresso)
  • Cittadella dei Giovani, Prince Club (Aosta) O’Connors Pub (Verbania) San Giustino Valdarno Stadium (Arezzo) Teatro Circolo AurOra (Ora – BZ) Irish Club Salice (Salice Terme) Pitagora (Verona)
  • Water Hole, Maloe Melo (Amsterdam)
  • as Black Riders: Palavobis, Palalido, Rolling Stone, Propaganda, Rainbow Club, Capolinea, Tangram (Milano) Castello di Vigevano

TV APPEARANCES, RADIO SHOW, INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS, NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES ARTICLES

  • press report on  “GAZZETTA MATIN” about  “Waitin’ 4 the Dawn” release event (2016.10.10)
  • long article on national newspaper  “LA STAMPA” about “Waitin’ 4 the Dawn” release (2016.10.09)
  • interview and some songs broadcasted on “Destination Weekend”, RADIO RAI VdA (2016.10.07)
  • press reports and radio interview about band’s presence in Arezzo Wave Love Festival (2016)
  • articles on “La Gazzetta del Matin”, “La Vallée” and some webzines dedicated to Arezzo Wave contest 2016 victory
  • web broadcasting of “PROVE APERTE” pilot, an acoustic event realized by Tappeti Sonori (Milano)
  • guests on “Music on the Radio”, broadcasted live on MILAN INTER RADIO TV (09.17.2014)
  • special and interview on “Estate con Noi”, RADIO RAI VdA (06.27.2014)
  • special and interview on “Palcoscenico”, RADIO RAI VdA (06.14.2014)
  • long article on national newspaper “LA STAMPA” (05.31.2014)
  • long interview and special on TOP ITALIA RADIO (05.31.2014)
  • interview and some songs broadcasted on “Destination Weekend”, RADIO RAI VdA (05.30.2014)
  • long article about the frontman Francesco K Epiro on national newspaper “LA STAMPA” (05.06.2013)
  • guests on “Music on the Road”, MATCH MUSIC TV (encores from may to july 2012)
  • a song in the playlist of  JANGO AIRPLAY RADIO (U.S.A. – 2011)
  • a song in the playlist of  DEMO WEB RADIO (2011)
  • several songs in the playlist of  DJ Ottic on ALOOGA radio show (GERMANY – 2010)
  • several songs in the playlist of “N.u.a. Show” by Jay Adkins on OFF THE CHART RADIO (U.K. – 2010)
  • special on “Il Trampolino”, RADIO ILLUSIONI PARALLELE (05.10.2010)

Movin’ K or single band members boast professional partnerships with important artists such as:

  • Davide DaG Gullotto, Davide Dugros (Kymera), Boj (Bojana Krunic), Massimo Maltese
  • Simone Momo Riva (TdE Productionz Studio – Aosta), Alessandro Marcantoni (Metropolis Studio – Milano), Ivano Conti (Tappeti Sonori Studio – Milano), Roberto Gramegna (Real Sound Studio – Milano)
  • Paola Lautieri, Francesca Roberto, Andrea Greco, Andrea Murdaca, Paolo Marchesi
  • Maria Rita Briganti (Movin’ K singer), vocal coach at Centro di Formazione Artistica “Arcademia” in Omegna (VB) and vocal coach at “Lorien Studio” Music School in Milano, gospel choir director for “Black Inside” ensemble; as well as student with Maestro Albert Hera for the Master di Perfezionamento Vocale of Istituto Baravalle in Fossano (CN); debuts as singer, dancer and actress in the musical “Madame La Gimp”, directed by Fabrizio Rizzolo, in 2015
  • Ricky L (bass) attended an important stage at the Berklee College of Boston for what concerns his artistic education
  • Francesco K Epiro (vox, piano, keys, author and composer) performs live as keyboards & piano player together with NAIF HERIN (Italian songwriter, author and musician for ARISA and PAOLA TURCI) in some live concerts (2016.08/2016.09); plays keyboards with the funky band  Boj & The Good People for which in 2015 he co-operates at the realization of “Playboj”; the work counts amazing collaborations such as Eric Leeds (Prince) Keith Anderson (Prince, Erika Badu, Marcus Miller), Horndogz (George Clinton, Keziah Jones) and Stefano Blanc (first cello in R.A.I. orchestra); K performs live with Boj & Good People in several concerts including Tavagnasco Rock Festival as support band for Sud Sound System (05.07.2016); Epiro had collaborations with several artists in Val d’Aosta as performer and arranger (Davide Dugros, Stefano Frison, Philippe Milleret, Katia Guidi); he recorded piano for the debut album of Kiol , young singer from Turin (2015); he recorded as arranger and performer on piano and keyboards the EP “In the Border” from songwriter Shammer (2014); he performed live in some show case for “Cielo in Tempesta” by Davide DaG Gullotto, together with artists such as Thierry Zins, Francesco Cutri’ and Walter Calafiore (2013); he co-operated as author at the realization of “Dark Angel”, song realized by Rebo’ Production and performed by American singer Ronnie Jones; he composed, arranged, recorded and produced the soundtrack for several short documentaries about tourism in Val d’Aosta (2004); he realized as author, arranger, performer and producer the EP “Rainbow” by Simona Cancian (2002); he composed the lyrics and part of the music for “Flying Around the Universe” by K.M.P. (2001); he’s author of the lyrics for the EP “The Sound of Exotic Passion” by Arlyn (2000); he composed, arranged, recorded and produced several songs for  Paola Lautieri.

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MOVIN’ K – BIO (italiano)