Paul Pedana

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Paul Pedana
Birth name Paolo Pedana
Born (1987-03-25) March 25, 1987 (age 31)
Umbertide, Italy
Genres Alternative Rock, Symphonic Rock, Hard Rock, Existential Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Record producer, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Arranger & Multi-instrumentalist
Years active 2003-present
Labels Independent
Website www.paulpedana.com

Paul Pedana (born March 25, 1987) is an Italian musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer born in Umbertide, in the vicinities of Perugia, Italy.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Pedana began to play the piano at the age of six years. By the time he was 12 years old, he had started playing the drums and the guitar and he had started his first band. At the age of 14, Pedana composed an 11-track symphonic music album created on various synthesizers and other virtual instruments. He presented the album to great composer Giampiero Reverberi after a live performance.[3]

Career[edit]

Anthropos

Back in High School, Pedana teamed up with three friends and created a band, "Anthropos".[4] Pedana was the Drummer and the main songwriter for the band. After high school, the group recorded their first album "Live In Ossuary" followed by the single "Strangers of The Nowhere".[3] The single got its name from a chance encounter Paul had with director Terry Gilliam. Some months later, Paul and Terry met again at the Umbria Film Festival.

"Out of Time" became Anthropos's first hit single. In 2013 Anthropos's EP, "I’m Gonna Smash You Down", was released to critical acclaim and commercial success especially in Belarus where they were immediately offered a place at Most festival alongside bands such as Kasabian, Skillet and Guano Apes.[5]

Solo

In January 2015 Paul Pedana decided to pursue a solo project in an attempt to express a different musical affinity to his previous work with the band. The project quickly grew into a passion of Pedana’s and he immediately released two singles showcasing his new sound which drastically departed from his previous musical genre. He topped the ReverbNation UK hit-list with a debut at the O2 Academy and his three hit music videos "Free", "I’m not afraid" and "Kate".[6] Pedana did his first round the world tour in 2016 collecting great success from the U.S. to the Eastern Europe.[7]

Politics and activism

Pedana is considered to be an activist on behalf of human rights, environmentalist, fair trade and anti-war causes. In 2015, he donated $1000 for the Cancer Research to the association Sound Affects. In 2016 after the earthquake had struck the center of Italy, he joined for two months as a volunteer to help the people of the destroyed area and he gave two acoustic guitars to two reception fields during the emergency. Few month later Paul organized a charity event where he played an acoustic show in Umbria for the earthquake emergency and it reached €2000.[8] On February 2017 in London, Paul Pedana joined in first row of the protest against Trump's election.[9]

Solo Discography[edit]

Album
  • Ex-Human (2017 In post-production)
Singles
  • Free (2015)
  • I’m not afraid (2015)
  • Kate (2016)
Music Videos
  • Free (2015)
  • I’m Not Afraid (2015)
  • Kate (2016)

Discography[edit]

Overshade[edit]

Albums
  • Seven Visions of a Broken Life (2006)
EP
  • The Bridge Of Temptation (2011)

Anthropos[edit]

Singles
  • Fun Trip To Lake (2008)
  • Out of Time (2008)
  • Strangers of the Nowhere (2010)
  • I’m Gonna Smash You Down (2013)
Albums
  • Live in ossuary (2010)
EP
  • I’m Gonna Smash You Down (2013)
  • Music Videos:
  • Strangers of The Nowhere (2010)
  • Out Of Time (2010)
  • I’m Gonna Smash You Down (2013)

Source:[10]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One of the most interesting independent artist in 2016". Music Existence. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Paul - A Modern Musician And Poet Returns To The Stage". World News. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Paul Pedana biography on CD Baby". CD Baby. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Live in Ossuary" (in Spanish). Napster (pay service). 22 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Supporta il nostro nuovo tour internazionale 2015!". Musicraiser.com. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Paul Pedana, Alternative from London, LND, UK". ReverbNation. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Paul Pedana World Tours". Gigmit. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Musician Paul Pedana Set To Rock N.Y. Rockwood Music Hall!". AMBmagazine.com. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Paul Pedana has chosen New York City for his new video". MusicExistence.com. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Free - Single by Paul Pedana on Apple Music". 25 March 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Anthropos from Nowhere". Artistefinder.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017.