Friday, 20 June 2008
Cousin Marcellus, Jim (Singer) Wells, Big Boy Wells, the Nightingale, and Fargo
Wells Fargo & the Nightingale is a new band on the Italian scene, playing 1950s stomping hillbilly stringband music with a strong bluegrass influence. As well as vintage country-bluegrass classics, they play original songs by their lead singer Antonella 'The Nightingale' Tambakiotis, and bass player Wainer 'Fargo' Rimondini, who both come from the rockabilly band T-Model Boogie.
The band also comprises Mauro 'Jim (Singer) Wells' Toniaka (lead guitar, 6-string banjo), who also plays rock'n'roll in the P-51 Airplanes; Andy 'Big Boy Wells' Damiano (mandolin); and Marcello 'Cousin Marcellus' Ghirri (5-string banjo), forming 'the ultimate boppin' hillbilly western frontier sound'!
For more info and audio and video recordings, visit the band's website and MySpace site, and Marcello's own MySpace site. Wells Fargo & the Nightingale can also be seen in action on YouTube.