Lion Music proudly announces the release
of TOMMY ERMOLLI’s debut solo album
entitled “Step Ahead” on October
6th. Tommy Ermolli is a guitarist who wows
all those that hear him. Still only at the
age of 21 the Twinspirits and Khymera guitarist
has crafted a solo album of his own set
for release on October 6th through Lion
Ahead” shows Ermolli deliver 9 tracks
predominantly in a rock setting showing
both his melodic and virtuosic guitar styles.
These tracks are mirrored with a couple
of softer numbers for good measure. All
of which showcase Tommy’s guitar and
compositional skill with strong production
by his Twinspirits band colleagues Daniele
Liverani (keyboards), Dario Ciccioni (Drums
and percussion) and Alberto Rigoni (Bass
on Joy of Illusion, Enlightening Darkness,
Renewed, Magic) the sound on “Step
Ahead” is a very accessible guitar
album, aided by the strong melodies and
interesting compositions. Among his influences
Tommy counts Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons,
Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and John Petrucci.
Whilst traces of these players can be heard
in a few tracks, there is also an original
style at play, something which is also apparent
in Tommy’s band works.
the albums creation Tommy comments, “I
started to write the album in 2004, after
a really sad event that happened in my family.
We lost a dear relative in a car accident
and so I wrote "Magic", that was
his nickname among his friends. The song
is dedicated to him. After that, I decided
to write all the other songs and so a "solo"
album took shape. As I have a pro studio
at my home, I recorded almost everything
there over the last few years. The drums
were recorded at New Frontiers Recording
Studio, in Rovigo, Italy. There we also
did the mix and the master. When I had the
final master in my hands I looked for someone
to release it and my Lion Music connection
through Twinspirits came in handy!”
Ahead” sees a young guitarist deliver
a mature album and is set to introduce Tommy
Ermolli to a wider audience. Available on
CD and digital download.
» Superb debut album from a young
guitar virtuoso who is building a strong
fan base worldwide.
» Aided by his Twinspirits band members
the album also holds cross over potential
for fans of the progressive metal band.
» Tommy has his own tutorial column
in Italian guitar magazine “Axe”
which has national distribution.
» Tommy is an endorser of Bogner amplification
and Bruno Traverso guitars.
» Tommy is available for interview
in Italian or English. To arrange your interview