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The Aristodemos: swing and chips 2018

The Aristodemos: swing and chips 2018

for the third year running, The Aristodemo's were playing last night at the fish and chip festival in Barga - allo stadio “Johnny Moscardini” di Barga la Sagra del Fish and chips, del pesce e patate

Swing & Chips ovvero la storica sagra del pesce e patate incontra lo swing degli Aristodemo’s per una serata speciale in collaborazione con BargaJazz. Dalle ore 19:00 si aprono i cancelli per la serata di Fish & Chips. Dalle ore 21:30 The Aristodemo’s con Andrea Gonnella, Fabio Guazzelli, Keane, Alessandro Rizzardi, Leo Gnesi  Andrea Gonnella […]

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The Aristodemos play the Villa di Riposo Pascoli

The Aristodemos play the Villa di Riposo Pascoli

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) and special guest Fabio Di Tanno on d.bass

O Sarracino, Renato Carosone – A great song and still greater performance by Renato Carosone and Gegè Di Giacomo. Written in 1958 by Carosone and Nisa, the “Sarracino” – etymologically “Saracen” is a nickname for a handsome, dark-haired guy, a rogue every woman dreams of, with curly hair and a suntanned face. At first Carosone […]

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The Aristodemos – O sarracino!

The Aristodemos – O sarracino!

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) and guest: Renato Marcianò on double bass

    O Sarracino, Renato Carosone – A great song and still greater performance by Renato Carosone and Gegè Di Giacomo. Written in 1958 by Carosone and Nisa, the “Sarracino” – etymologically “Saracen” is a nickname for a handsome, dark-haired guy, a rogue every woman dreams of, with curly hair and a suntanned face. At […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Camporgiano

The Aristodemo’s play Camporgiano

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Renato Marcianò on double bass, Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar)

Pouring rain in Camporgiano DID NOT  stop the Barga swing band from strutting their stuff.     The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), Leo Gnesi (contro bass), and Andrea Gonnella (cantante) found each other in Aristo’s enoteca, with instruments in hand, […]

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Scotland: Music written specially for The Aristodemos

Scotland: Music written specially for The Aristodemos

DA ARISTO - Written by Linsey and dedicated to Giovani, Antonella, Lorenzo, Keane, The Aristodemos and all the wonderful people who inhabit this wonderful little bar, the unofficial cultural centre of Barga, the most Scottish town in Tuscany, Italy.

Back in 2014 we published an article about the Scottish folk musicians, Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell who are regular visitors to the city and mentioned that once again their particular sound was heard in Barga Vecchia as they gave a series of impromptu “mini- concerts” in five different locations through out the city. Why five […]

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Mostra di Matteo Lunardi all’Antico Caffè Tognini

Mostra di Matteo Lunardi all’Antico Caffè Tognini

with music by The Aristodemos (lite)

The Antico Caffè Tognini at Castelnuovo in Garfagnana was the location last night for the exhibition of the latest images by the photographer  Matteo Lunardi. Inaugurazione della mostra fotografica “il bello vicino casa” di Matteo Lunardi..una serie di scatti che immortalano la nostra stupenda Garfagnana. Il tutto accompagnato da aperitivo a Buffet e musica live […]

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The Aristodemos play Barga in Cioccolato

The Aristodemos play Barga in Cioccolato

The Aristodemos braved the freezing cold and spent 3 hours playing out in the piazzas of Barga Vecchia for the 12th annual Chocolate Festa in Barga this year

Praline, torte, cioccolate calde, fondute, mousse, tavolette ripiene, liquori e tante altre produzioni artigianali a base di cioccolato. Torna a Barga la 12^ edizione del festival interamente dedicato ai maestri del cacao. Venerdì 8, Sabato 9 e domenica 10 dicembre per le vie del centro storico barghigiano sarà possibile assaggiare e acquistare tante particolari specialità […]

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The Aristodemos play the Autumn Festa at Da Aristo

The Aristodemos play the Autumn Festa at Da Aristo

swing music and roast chestnuts in Barga Vecchia

On what seemed like a spring day with bright blue sky and high temperatures, the annual Autumn Festa took place this afternoon in Barga Vecchia. The Aristodemos were there to add their touch of swing to the event as chestnuts were roasted over open fires outside Da Aristos. Normally for the Autumn festa there would […]

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The Aristodemo’s: Festival d’Autunno, La Piazza del Ciocco

The Aristodemo’s: Festival d’Autunno, La Piazza del Ciocco

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Renato Marcianò on double bass, Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar)

Once again the rain played an important part in this weekends Autumn Festival up at the  Piazza del Ciocco, just above Barga. The Aristodemo’s had just set up their equipment and done their sound check …. and for the second year running, down came the rain. It did not stop the music though, they simply […]

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Australia: The Aristodemos and Barga Jazz Club on the radio

Australia: The Aristodemos and Barga Jazz Club on the radio

Barga, Barga Jazz Club and The Aristodemos were featured on the radio in Melbourne, Australia as a direct result of the visit to Barga by Melbourne’s celebrated singer, songwriter and poet, Ian Bland

A recent twitter from Australia has revisited a story from last year: Ian arrived from the other side of the world with his family to spend a few days here but they enjoyed themselves so much that they extended their holiday to 10 days before they reluctantly moved on – they just couldn’t get enough […]

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The Aristodemos and friends : swing and chips 2017

The Aristodemos and friends : swing and chips 2017

for the second year running, The Aristodemo's closed the last night of the fish and chip festival in Barga - allo stadio “Johnny Moscardini” di Barga la Sagra del Fish and chips, del pesce e patate

The last night of the Fish and chips festival – Sagra del Pesce e Patate at the Moscardini Stadium in Barga was a swinging affair as The Aristodemos were there to add a musical presence to the event with their mixture of traditional Italian songs all laced with a heady mixture of swing. As can […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Oasi Naturale Lamastrone

The Aristodemo’s play Oasi Naturale Lamastrone

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Renato Marcianò on double bass, Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar)

The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), Leo Gnesi (contro bass), and Andrea Gonnella (cantante) found each other in Aristo’s enoteca, with instruments in hand, and exciting ideas in mind and of course, passion in heart. Focusing mainly on forgotten swing Italiano […]

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