What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Jacopo – To love my job and to live in peace with other people.
Carlo – Actually I’m grateful for what I have every day, but If I could ask for the future I would see me travelling around the world for music. This is my idea of happiness.
Matteo – To be in peace with myself, feeling still and satisfied.
Leonardo – For me happiness is the sum of several factor: play my music, reach my objective, know new people, learn always new things etc…
What is your most marked characteristic?
Jacopo – Patience.
Carlo – For sure the determination, the capacity to follow an objective to finally catch it.
Matteo – Stubbornness.
Leonardo – I think irony, I’ am so ironic, specially whit myself!
What do you consider your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear?
Jacopo – To travel the entire world as a musician / To have no friends.
Carlo – The graduation has been one of the most important achievement for me, but I think this is a dynamic question which answer depend on the life stage.
Matteo – To turn my life – long passion into a profession. My greatest fear is to fail this aim.
Leonardo – In the short period finish my academics and music studies, in the future being a musician and travel all around the world. My greatest fear is surely fail my objectives.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Jacopo – Ugo Foscolo.
Carlo – I don’t have a good example.
Matteo – Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo – I don’t have a good example; but I really admire historical characters like George Orwell or musician like Cliff Burton.
Which living person do you most admire?
Jacopo – Stuart Braithwaite.
Carlo – There’s not a single person but a pool of people who manage to guide thousands of other people with music, art and science.
Matteo – John Bonham.
Leonardo – I admire every person that in his life has a great ideal or great objectives and perseveres to catch them, even in difficulties.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Jacopo – My parents.
Carlo – They are the same of the previous question, I could say some names but I want to avoid the possibility to forget someone.
Matteo – Poor people that everyday struggle for existence.
Leonardo – There’s not a single person but as David Bowie said “We can be Heroes, just for one day”, so I can say that in my life I’ve met a lot of Heroes!
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
J – Sometimes I’m too much polite.
C – Sometimes I’m stakhanovite.
M – Anxiety.
L – In some situation I’m so insecure!
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
J – Injustice.
C – Definitely the laziness.
M – Disrespectful people.
L – Certainly the dishonesty.
What is your favorite journey?
J – I’d like to go to Japan.
C – A journey where stops are on big stages with plenty of public.
M – My favorite journey is meet customs and habits of different cultures of the world.
L – A journey where I can found a lot of good music and new people to meet.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
J – Piety.
C – Generosity is used by some people to show off.
M – Pride.
L – The “Politically Correct”.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
J – “ahahaha”.
C – I’ve no doubt, “celogiriamo” is one of them, our band’s Mantra.
M – “Whoever stops, is lost”.
L – “Necessary and Sufficient Conditions”. I’ve also gave this title to one of our song!
What is your greatest regret?
J – I start listening – serious music – only at the age of 14!
C – The fact that I met my actual music mates too late.
M – It could be the missing of my personal goals.
L – I’ve started to play bass guitar when I was 16 years, I would have liked to start seriously it before.
What is your current state of mind?
J – Determined.
C – Follow what your life put in your hands, especially if it makes you happy.
M – I see people in a thoughtful way. I always get to the root of the things to catch their essence.
L – In this moment I’m so thoughtful, because in this period I often reflect about my life.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
J – I think it would be having my father as my guitar teacher!
C – None, I don’t need to change anything.
M – Their sense of responsibility.
L – I’m sorry, but this answer is so personal.
What is your most treasured possession?
J – A giant house with a dedicated room for guitars, basses, amps, pedals, synths and various musical instruments!
C – This is a rhetorical question… music.
M – Music.
L – My bass guitar, whit it I can communicate my feelings, my emotion, play and create my music.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
J – Blindness or deafness.
C – Stupidity.
M – I guess that hate and violence are the lowest depth of misery.
L – Idiocy.
Where would you like to live?
J – Berlin, but Italy’s not so bad!
C – In a place where there’s a mild weather, I love spring and sun but I hate the excess.
M – Italy.
L – I love Tuscany (my country), I think that I never would live in a big city or in a Metropolis.
What is your favorite occupation?
J – Playing the guitar.
C – I’d like to be a musician.
M – Musician.
L – It’s so easy: musician!
What is the quality you most like in a man?
J – Sincerity.
C – A strong personality.
M – Humility.
L – Determination and honesty.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
J – Determination.
C – Womanliness and sweetness.
M – Frankness.
L – Intelligence and empathy.
What are your favorite names?
J –Noemi, Aurora, Giovanni, Jacopo.
C – Aurora.
M – Carlotta.
L – Leonardo… ok I’m a bit egocentric!
What is your motto?
J – “You are what you choose to be”.
C – “Each man is the architect of his own fate” and “Only a reason big enough can overcome any hurdle”.
M – “Where there is a will, there is a way”.
L – “It might as well try it anyway!”.