Born on January 18, 1974 in Rimini, Filippo grew up in Riccione (Italy) At 14 he studied guitar as a self-taught, with excellent technique and inventiveness. Thanks to his father, a guitarist himself, he was introduced to the music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jaco Pastorius, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, but most importantly Jimi Hendrix, falling in love of the song "One Rainy Wish". Filippo believes that Hendrix brought a kind of revolution in the world of music, and this fueled Filippo's desire to go to the states at the age of 19, to travel the highways of his idol Hendrix, and visit his tomb which is located in Seattle. From that moment his life was in constant motion, playing everywhere from small clubs to the subway station, etc, until he returned to Italy in 2001 shocked by the attack on the Twin Towers.
While doing a street performance, he was noticed by the brother / manager of Sananda Maitreya (Terence Trend D'Arby) and 10 days later, he was called for an audition and then performed as Sananda Maytreya's guitarist, touring all over the world. After 2 years, he decided then to leave the group to pursue his own music, which he had begun to write.
In 2003 after the tour with Sananda , he moved to Munich. A interesting tidbit: shortly thereafter, he met Jessica Johnson (the mother of his son Jacomo) and discovered that her father grew up with Jimi Hendrix, both having Native Afro American Indian origins.
As a guitar player Filippo is clearly inspired by Hendrix and Scott Henderson, while his favorite singers range from Chris Cornell to Frank Sinatra, David Coverdale to Wilson Pickett ... though his greatest inspiration comes from Sananda Maitreya.
In April 2011 his debut album "Otherwise," was released. With this album he had a chance to work with brilliant jazz musicians, notably Fabrizio Bosso and Antonello Salis which you can sample in the new single "Girl I found"….
"Its a very good work without any compromise, which happens to have songs that represent him fully, both in text and music."
Pugeuot even used one of the songs (She Smiles) in a tv commercial!
He is now working on a new album, as yet untitled, 18 tracks , that will be released shortly.The new album is a mix between rock,pop, soul and funk...but you can also feel the jazzy mood that Filippo brought from Otherwise. The new album is full of energy and colors, groovy and tasty !!!