The Grace Canyon Review
Marcello Salcuni (guitars)

Dal 2001 partecipa come chitarrista a Milano in numerosi eventi live e convention. Numerose le apparizioni televisive: con Luisa Corna, Iva Zanicchi, Rocky Roberts, “La vita in diretta”(Rai Uno), “Festivalbar” (Italia Uno), “Talentuno” (Italia Uno), “Scalo 76” (Rai Due), “Total Requested Live” (MTV). Ha insegnato presso l’Accademia della Musica Moderna, la Scuola di Musica Prina, la Scuola Yamaha (Landriano). Nel 2007 suona nella Smaila’s Band e segue un corso di aggiornamento al Berkley College, con Bruce Bartlett e Bruce Saunders. Nel 2008 collabora con l'Orchestra Ritmico-sinfonica Italiana, diretta dal maestro Diego Basso, in vari teatri italiani e con numerosi artisti italiani (Mario Biondi, Enrico Ruggeri, Ron , Red Canzian, Shirley Porter,Fabrizio Voghera...).

Ha suonato con il trio funky-jazz “Questione Trio” nei locali jazz più famosi di Milano, tra cui la Salumeria della Musica e le Scimmie. Dal 2009 è il chitarrista ufficiale degli “Animali Rari”, famosa cover band del Nord Italia. Nel 2010 realizza la colonna sonora di un cortometraggio per Carlito Ghioni, regista emergente.
Attualmente è impegnato in situazioni rock blues (Rusty Miles, Diviso 3), cn la band More than Five e con il duo acustico Doppio Senso.

Alex Carreri (bass)

Alex was born in Pizzo Calabro, in 1972.

He started playing guitar at the age of eleven and then switched to bass in 1987 when he was fifteen. After playing in the band Phaleg (ethnic music from Calabria), he moved to Piacenza in 1999 and started working and teaching (also at the Milestone School of Music), playing freelance recording sessions, dance gigs, cover music and clubs in Northern Italy with a number of different artists and groups.

Alex has played with drummer Giorgio Di Tullio in projects involving prominent Italian Jazz musicians. He has worked and collaborated with Andrea Mirò, guitarist Carmelo Tartamella and Larry Ray (recording the CD Stand By Me), Laura Fedele , the Morblus Band (featuring Roberto Morbioli), Groovin’ Action (a band he formed and with whom he recorded the CD 2nd Street), Sugarpie and the Candymen (featuring Georgia Ciavatta; they recorded the CD Swing n Roll)

Alex’s first solo CD, Chemical Blend, featuring Eric Marienthal, was released in 2006.

Andrea Farinelli (drums)


Giovanni Guerretti (keyboards)

Giovanni was born in Cremona. He has a degree in Jazz Piano.

He has worked and collaborated with numerous artists, including Carlos “Flaco” Biondini (contemporary Tango), Aida Cooper (Blues), Ronnie Jones, Gigi Cifarelli (Jazz), Jenny B, Mietta (Pop), Gae Manfredini, Rudy Rotta, Larry Ray, Ann Hines, Masha Show, Miss Dee, Crystal White, Dailu Miller and Joyce Yuille.

His CD is entitled La Prima Della Classe. He has also recorded with: Jazz Art Orchestra (Jazz Art Orchestra), Gae Manfredini (Instrumental Treatment ), Cesare Cremonini (1 + 8 + 24 & Il Primo Bacio Sulla Luna), Mario Biondi (Change of Scenes ), VST (Very Simple Thing), Fabio Turchetti (Francis Drake & Pura Vida), Alessandro Magnanini (Someway Still I Do), Gail Muldrow (Live at the Rapperswil Blues-Jazz Festival & Raw Live and Cool), Phreek Plus One (Phreek party & Bikini & Cheerleader & The Funk Hunt & Cosmic Slope), The Dealers (Down on Lafayette), Paolo Manzolini (Pleasant Trouble), Stefano Belluzzi(Sono Rosso di Nascita), Fulvio Anelli (Cento Righe), 12 Fingers featuring Viviane Cruz (Reis E Piratas), Kay Foster Jackson (Hold On).

Giuliano Lecis (keyboards, background vocals)

Intraprende gli studi musicali nel 1987 studiando organo, al quale affianca, nel 1991, il pianoforte e, successivamente, composizione tradizionale presso il Conservatorio di Cagliari. Prosegue studiando privatamente arrangiamento moderno e, trasferitosi a Milano, si diploma in Pianoforte Jazz e Pianoforte “Full Time - University Level” presso il Centro Professione Musica (CPM Music Institute) di Franco Mussida. 
Parallelamente, dal 1997 inizia l’attività professionale come pianista/tastierista e arrangiatore/programmatore. Dal 2001 è stato pianista o tastierista in studio o in tour con tour di vari artisti, fra i quali: Paolo Vallesi, Luisa Corna, Linda, Grazia Di Michele, Ronnie Jones, Gerardina Trovato, Francesca Alotta, Corona, Neja, Le Balentes, Marco Ferradini.
In qualità di pianista/tastierista ha lavorato in varie band/orchestre di trasmissioni televisive, tra cui Domenica 5 (Canale 5, 2009-2011), Striscia la Domenica (Canale 5, 2008-2009), Kalispéra (Canale 5, 2011/2012), Stasera che sera (Canale 5, 2011).
Ha collaborato con la rivista “Strumenti Musicali”, per la quale ha scritto articoli dedicati al pianoforte e realizzato test di pianoforti e virtual instruments.
A partire dal 1999 ha collaborato con numerose scuole di musica insegnando pianoforte, musica d’insieme, teoria, armonia e solfeggio. Dal 2007 è docente titolare presso il CPM Music Institute di Milano per le materie di Pianoforte, Armonia, Scrittura musicale/Arrangiamento, Teoria e solfeggio.



Federico Delfini (drums, background vocals)

Federico was born in Cremona in 1981.

He comes from a musical family (his brother is a guitarist).

He teaches secondary school and has worked and collaborated with several groups, including Universe (Rock), the Comedians (covers from Oasis, Coldplay and Muse), the JC Cinel Band (Southern Rock), Marco Ray Mazzoli (Blues) and the Fabs (Beatles).

He has also collaborated with Marco Pieri, Mattia Tedesco, Andrea Torresani, Nando Cocchi, Sasha Torrisi, Kay Foster Jackson, Gatto Panceri, Davide Dabusti, Fabio Miani, Ugo Maria Manfredi, Giampaolo Betuzzi, Fabio Morabito, Lorenzo Frati and Lorenzo Colace.

Besides his work on drums, Federico is also an excellent vocalist.


Renato Podestà (guitars, banjo, background vocals)

Renato was born in Piacenza in 1980.

He has been playing an instrument since he was eight. First came the piano because his mother played it, and then the guitar, bass, harmonica, banjo and lately even the trumpet (for now only in his music room).

He has worked and collaborated with numerous bands, including Sonnenbrille (playing Rock), The DNA Quartet (playing Jazz), Sugarpie & the Candymen (playing Swing Jazz; they have recorded the CD Swing n Roll), Chiara E Gli Scuri and the Black Mama.

When he’s not gigging, recording or teaching at the Milestone School of Music in Piacenza, he works as freelance arranger and sound engineer in various recording studios (he was the sound engineer for Feed the Illusion).