Artists Name/Band: maurosologuitarproject
Music Genre: Rock
Other Genres: instrumental
Websites or Social Media Pages
I was born in 1955 in Milano Italy; in the 70’s and 80’s I was in several indie bands playing rock and fusion; since the last 20 years I’ve been producing my own music at home, composing with PC software and overdubbing with electric and acoustic guitar: my tracks are all instrumental.
Actually I play Fender Stratocaster and Ibanez As 93 guitars.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Instrumental rock, all my songs are instrumental, I play guitar and compose the arrangements by a music software on pc.
I have several influences in my music, many guitarists inspired me, when I play I consider myself mostly a blues guitar player, I also like jazz, fusion, latin, so I often mix different styles
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
It’s purely casual, it depends on not having a band anymore (I played in some underground bands in 70’s and 80’s), so it’s a guitar solo project…
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
When I was a young kid mostly hard rock bands (Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin etc), later Santana, Jeff Beck, jazz fusion music as Weather Report, Italian artists as Pino Daniele.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I’m always composing something, at the moment I have a song that needs to have lyrics and a good vocalist, I’m ready to collaborate if someone can be interested, I think it’s a good melody and arrangement but it really needs a vocal contribution.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I want to let my music reach the largest number of listeners so everything can make me reach this goal is ok for me; my age ,65, does not allow me to hope in a career as a rock star (lol)
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
actually none, ’cause I don’t perform live since about 20 years..
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Try to do always the best I can, keep going even if it seems too hard
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I have an idea of a melody or a chords sequence playing my guitar, later I start thinking about the arrangement, which instruments and sounds can be the best choice; I start working with the music software, and often this makes me change something until I play as last part of the work the guitar lines (2 or sometimes 3)
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Not as an artist, but I started to use social media to spread my music as much as possible, not only for a tight group of friends and familiars
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott’s, Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland, CSN first album, Genesis Foxtrot.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I’ve always been an employee for a big public company (now i’m retired), when I started with a toy plastic guitar I was almost 14 and a student..
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Be strong, believe in yourselves and in your talent, don’t be afraid to get negative reviews, and mostly love music!
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
everything, I’d try to give more space to original musicians and singers, people who love music and not only success and making easy money
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I feel there is a lack of originality especially in pop music, nobody wants to face the risks of a failure so they all try to follow the way others who had success have opened ; I think nobody can be totally original making music, because we all, composing, even not by purpose, are inspired by the music we love.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
If anyone needs a guitar contribution I’m ready to collaborate for any kind of project and any genre of music; I like to play guitar and every chance to do it is welcome for me.