Weiners is the stage name of Fabio Gallozzi. The artist defines himself as bassist and songwriter. During his artistic career he has played prestigious stages and international events.
During the 2021 lockdown he made a series of videos with international artists touching, through music, delicate and profound themes. In 2022 his “new” artistic career will be kicked off, which will see him assume the role of bass player and author on his own records.
1 In Music is meeting Weiners, the musician.
1 In Music: What is unique about you and your music?
Weiners [W]: My idea is always to be able to convey a message through music. I like being able to describe our times through musical notes.
1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you?
W: My inspiration is the world, I listen to all kinds of music, from pop to dance, from rock to Caribbean music. Music is a language and we must learn it by experimenting, merging our culture and our soul with many musicians to have a unique mix of emotions.
1 In Music: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?
W: Never ! I always try not to expect anything from this career, because in this way I cannot have disappointments if everything should end not by my will. When I played at my first concert many years ago, I felt wonderful sensations and I live for this type of event, where people charge you, it’s something fabulous.
1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?
W: I consider myself a cannibal of music, I love to pay attention and always discover new artists and musical genres. I like pop music with hyper-technological sounds, but at the same time I love hearing music originating from pre-Columbian peoples, at the same time I love the contaminations that we find in Cuban music, a mix of African and Spanish music … in short, we are citizens of the world and the only limit is the music done well and music … done badly! 🙂
1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
W: As bassist, I can name both John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, but also Pino Palladino. They are two artists who have never been in the spotlight and therefore have not talked much about themselves, their characteristic is that they can be considered in a broader sense “musicians” and not just bassists. their approach is unique and every note is immediately recognizable, for me they are great.
1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?
W: The most beautiful moment is undoubtedly when we load the car with all the instruments, what I have learned over the years is that you have to have a lot of detail, be attentive to everything and bring even more than necessary for any inconvenience. The lineup obviously has to be perfectly prepared and everything has to be in place. Every time I have to play I have some sort of checklist that I have to clear all the times. I am very precise in these things.
1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music and that you are passionate about?
W: It is difficult to answer this question because music takes up most of my day. If I were to think of a day without music, I certainly feel close to art (museums, exhibitions, etc.) but I don’t mind an ice cold beer in front of my favorite team’s football match!
1 In Music: Success to you is…?
W: Have total management of your time. Decide what to do with your day and always do it with passion and dedication.
1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?
W: I started with a teacher who had a very strong musical talent, but who advised against any listening outside of jazz. On the other hand, I would have advised those who begin to listen to all the music in the world, to play with as many people as possible, even better if with different experiences, different nationalities, I think this is the best thing to be able to recommend.
1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?
W: My first song as an author and bassist will be released in the next few months. A new project that shifts the attention that is usually given to the singer, putting music at the center. I’m curious how the public will react.
1 In Music: Where can we find your music?
W: My songs will be released on all digital streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, but also on my Youtube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfiLLN_dTO5IG7qKaM0mfCQ) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com / weiners_bass /) and Facebook (https://it-it.facebook.com/pg/fabioweinersgallozzi/)