Can you start by telling us how you began playing music?
I started playing music by learning some covers on you tube when I was a teenager, then with the time I just started to play random chords that I learned in different order and I sang some random words on it and that’s it. I thought it sounded cooler then much of the music I listened in Italy, so I went on.
What's your current live setup like, as far as instruments? Have you been playing a lot of shows recently?
The last couple of years I played a lot of shows with my band “Teo Wise and His Mother”.
We are always four people on stage. Usually I’m singing and playing E-Guitar, and sometimes I play also keys and the melodic.
Then we have drums, bass, and second guitar or keyboards for melodies.
You released a great split tape with Busted Head Racket on Painters Tapes. Can you tell us how that release came about?
Actually I got my own label “Spya Sola Records”, and the guys from BHR asked me if I was interested in releasing their singles on tapes.
I Listened to it, and I directly felt home, so I proposed them to make a split. Which came out as a 7” via my own label.
And then we asked Painter Tapes if they would have like to release it in US.
What's the music scene like where you're from?
Where Im from the music scene is weird. I don’t really follow a specific genre, for me art is everything, it doesn’t matter what you do but the way you do it, the principles you follow.
In EU is a bit better it’s hard to find real people that want to share something for real.
I'm not saying they aren't there but it's difficult, and for sure there are cool people taking care of it without taking them self too serious.
What do you do for fun besides music?
For fun I do a lot of things haha I like cooking, I paint a lot. I Like to write, last year I wrote and recorded a spaghetti western short movie, 2 friends of mine were the actors.
I read and try to find people that think like me and get inspired. I watch movies, I like to drink some alcohol and talk a lot.
And even if it’s not for fun, I work to pay my rent and to buy some food, but I do just enough.
What do you hope people take away from hearing your music?
I Hope they feel that this is free music and have some fun, I‘m not stuck in a genre, I just do what I like. I hope they see that Im trying to destroy some walls that we create even in the art.
What are you working on next?
I’m always on the next project haha. I got a new Album, which is currently being mixed by one of the guys from BHR.
But before releasing that Im gonna make a big Europe tour in October with my band and also with Beta Maximo.
How do you feel about the future of art/music?
I don’t know about the future, but I think people should take themselves less serious and have more fun.
Art can be a job, but if you start making art thinking about the Job, you are gonna make only something ugly and uncomfortable.
To make art you have to start watching yourself and transform yourself in something, which can also be music or anything else. Even if you build a house you should know who you are.
And we should look at each other, there are no “Followers” or “fame” we are all trying to express ourselves.