My mom wanted me to learn to play Beatles songs, but once I heard AC/DC’s Back in Black CD, I just wanted to play AC/DC.
I can play a bunch of AC/DC songs now plus dozens of our own original songs and several other classic rock songs.
The first time we ever played in public was at our Cub Scout talent show where we played TNT and Back In Black but we did not sing. A month later was a talent show at our school, and we played TNT, Back in Black, and Highway to Hell and sang the songs too.
A video was filmed about us at the catholic school talent show. You can see it on our website under rockumentaries. If you like it, press the like button so all your friends can see it too.
We held our first real concert when we were 9 years old at Rock Star University’s HOUSE OF ROCK. We played 6 original songs and 6 AC/DC covers. You can read the full page article that ran in the newspaper about our performance here. It was quite a show and I realized how much fun it is to perform in front of 300 screaming fans!
The, when we were 10, we delivered another big, live concert playing 12 original songs and 6 AC/DC songs at HOUSE OF ROCK and Jack Blades from Night Ranger interrupted our final bows to give us his personal guitar that he signed “To Vittorio and Vincenzo, Keep Rockin! Jack Blades, Night Ranger” Jack then asked us to play his favorite AC/DC song, Highway to Hell. I said we would play it if Jack would sing it, so Jack joined in. It was cool. Jack told the audience we were the greatest ten year old rockers he had ever seen. That was quite a compliment coming from the lead singer of Night Ranger. Those guys have been rocking the world for 40 years! You can read the article that was in the newspaper about the show here.
One day when we were rehearsing at Rock Star University a legendary rock producer by the name of Ron Nevison stopped by to watch and listen to us. Ron Nevison has engineered and produced music for over four decades including multi-platinum albums for Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Who, Heart, Chicago, Damn Yankees, KISS, Night Ranger and many more. After watching us play Long Live Rock N Roll and I Like Doing This the Best, he offered to produce our first studio album.
So we spent 14 days over the summer in the studio, producing our first album, We Are V². It was a lot of fun, but was also a lot of hard work and rehearsing. But it really came out good. So good that we were nominated for 7 Los Angeles Music Awards. We have been told that no artist has ever been nominated for 7 LA Music Awards so it is quite an honor.
We played two songs at the LA Music Awards show on November 12, 2014. We played the title track to our debut album, We Are V² and a song off the album that was nominated for Rock Single of the Year, Long Live Rock N Roll. Before we have finished our two song set the entire crowd was on their feet screaming and applauding for us. It was really cool. Check out the video of our LA Music Awards performance that has had over 1 million views. After we completed our songs, the producer of the LA Music Awards, Al Bowman came on stage with SEVEN LA Music Award plaques. We won ALL 7 Categories! Boy was that exciting! Best day of our lives! You can see a full page article about our LA Music Awards night that was published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat here.
Our debut album has done really well on the music charts. We have had four singles from the album reach #1 on DigitalRadioTracker.com’s National Rock Chart and the same four singles charted in the top 15 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales Chart, with Girls! Stars! Money! Cars! Reaching the #1 spot.
You can hear all the songs off our debut album by subscribing to our fan club.
We went back into the studio over Christmas that same year with Ron Nevison to produce our second album, Pass the Rock N Roll Torch. Here is a picture of the album cover. Pretty cool. We have not yet released it because our debut album We Are V² is still doing so well. But we did submit it to the 25th LA Music Awards and it won Rock Album and Rock Single of the Year! We also won a Producer’s Choice Award for the documentary, V² Behind the Scenes, The Making of 11 Year Old Rock Superstars, that aired on MTV’s Palladia Network. You can watch that documentary on our Youtube channel by clicking on this link: V² Behind the Scenes
Watch for announcements on our Facebook page or through e-mails to our fan club about the release of our second studio album, Pass the Rock N Roll Torch. Vittorio plays the Star Spangled Banner on it, we cover AC/DC’s Long Way to the Top, complete with bagpipes and we added 8 new original songs. It’s a cool album, and like our debut album, we were only 11 when we completed all the songs in the studio.
Before our 12th birthday we played our third, big, sold out concert at Rock Star University’s HOUSE OF ROCK. I think we played about 17 or 18 songs, but at the end of it, Michael O’Shea, owner of radio station 97.7 The River, Classic Rock for the North Bay presented us with an Gibson, Angus Young Signature guitar that was signed by all the 97.7 The River DJ’s and crowned us the Greatest 11 Year Old Rockers on the Planet! Vittorio thanked him for the guitar and we played Long Live Rock N Roll on it. You can see a video clip of the concert on the Video Concerts Page.
We just signed a deal with Audio Fidelity Records and Sony Red to distribute our third album entitled V²: The Beginning. Here is a picture of the proposed cover.
We are also getting ready for our fourth, big concert at Rock Star University coming up in February. 22 songs! This concert will feature our favorite classic rock covers plus our best original music. We will be making a live concert CD for you so watch for announcements through our fan club for the concert date.
If you subscribe to our fan club you can listen to the songs on our new album and we will even give you a free download of your choice.
Subscribe to our fan club so we can send you a video blog when we post them, and so you can see what songs we are learning and we can let you know about our next concert. We will also make sure you get to see any concerts that get filmed.
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