Marcello Chiaraluce is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, music composer, and arranger from Alessandria, Italy. He was born in 1980 and in the last three years, he’s playing with his band called Expresso Love, which is actually a Dire Straits tribute band.
Expresso Love tribute band brings to the stage a musical journey that crosses the history of the well-known British band through their greatest hits.
Marcello has sent us a message and shared with us a few demos of the songs by Dire Straits. The first cover that the band Expresso Love were been recorded was the song “Sultans of Swing”. This song was recorded in the city of Acqui Terme in Italy at the BDM studio.
“Sultans of Swing” by Expresso Love – Italian Dire Straits Tribute Band
“I’m a very big fan of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler. I founded a tribute band called Expresso Love – the name is the same as one of the Dire Straits songs. We are professional musicians and we’ve been playing around our country for the last three years with this band.”
Members of this band are Marcello which is the lead guitarist, Riccardo Campagno on keyboards, Giovanni Giordano on rhythm guitar, Giuseppe Nisticò, and Francesco Vittone on drums.
“If you’re in a good mood, you can listen to our few demos that we’ve made from Dire Straits songs. I hope you’ll enjoy it,” he added.
The second demo that the band recorded was the opening song of Dire Straits’ first album – “Down to the Waterline”. In the line-up, there is also Riccardo Campagno on keyboards who in this case limited himself to doing choirs, as the piece was originally recorded with the first quartet formation of the well-known British band.
“Down to the Waterline” by Expresso Love – Italian Dire Straits Tribute Band
Alongside Expresso Love, what we need to share about Marcello is that he released two solo albums in 2007 and 2014. Also, Marcello has shared stages with a lot of members of famous bands such as Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention, and others.
He has a degree in Jazz Guitar from the Academy of Music of Alessandria, Italy, and he is the founder and artistic director of the following projects:
- Rock, pop, blues guitar festival GUIT-Al,
- “Symphony for the Beatles” – where he arranged the orchestra parts,
- “Guitar Hero Story” – a celebration of the history of the guitar from Chuck Berry to Eddie Van Halen,
- Record label “GUIT-AL Records”, established in 2013, which publishes Marcello’s records.
Marcello’s band performs classic guitar shows, songs, and covers of some of the great rock guitarists such as Mark Knopfler, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Brian May, Eric Clapton, and Carlos Santana, George Harrison, and others.
His music highlights all his influences, spanning from progressive rock, hard rock, classical music, reggae, and jazz to country music.
The third video that we want to share with you is the solo of the song “Tunnel of Love”. This song opened the beautiful Making Movies album by Dire Straits. A video that you’ll have a chance to listen to it below is recorded at the October Fest in Gerenzago city in Italy in January 2022.
“Tunnel of Love” Guitar Solo by Expresso Love – Italian Dire Straits Tribute Band
For more information about Marcello Chiaraluce you can visit his official website – here.