Silvio is a seasoned pro, with over 30 years in the music industry as a live and studio musician (guitar, bass, vocals, percussion, MIDI), composer/arranger, engineer, producer/music director and equipment tech. He also owns a project studio, sound company and rehearsal space, complete with state of the art equipment, software and peripherals.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he was first taught jazz guitar by his father starting at age 3, and was first paying live function and studio dates at age 11. He began writing and producing originals in 1974, mainly influenced by the styles of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Tony Rice, Jeff Beck and Ritchie Blackmore. Through his teens Silvio was quite busy with multiple bands – exploring the styles of rockabilly, bluegrass, reggae, fusion, latin, southern and progressive rock. By 1979, he was recording, producing and touring in the NY Tri-State area rock, punk and new wave scene with several regional and national acts.
Silvio’s first indie label releases were “Eau Savage” in 1980 with Maxwell, then “Did You Kiss Him Goodnight” and “Stop” 1981 (with local favorites Maid To Order). By this point, playing was heavily influenced by Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Peter Gabriel, EVH, Ozzy Osbourne, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Sheehan, Rudy Sarzo, Dennis Murphy, and Tony Levin. He continued to record and produce in the studio by day and play live at night through 1990, when he also opened his first project studio.
In 1991, he relocated studio and all to Southern New England. Since then Silvio has been performing with, producing, and composing for several local and regional artists as well as regional business function bands. Most recently through his fortuitous collaboration with Stacey since 2003 in Midnight, combined with his many musical influences and deep industry experience, his musical voice has been given the wings to soar into the future.
Be sure to stay tuned and find out what happens next in his epic saga…