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Danilo Ricci

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About Dani

Session guitarist, teacher, composer and producer. Member of ISM and RSL examiner based in London, UK.
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London
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Danilo Ricci (born Danilo Ricciardiello) is a versatile and professional session guitarist, composer, arranger and producer based in London with 20 years of experience and a creative, dynamic approach across a vast range of music styles. Dan is lead and main producer of Bluestone London Music Productions/Sydenham Guitar Studio, a warehouse recording studio in south east London specialised in rock and modern music productions. He started very young with classical music, then gained a deep knowledge of modern music (from blues-rock to jazz) and in arranging and composing, under the guidance of well-known, composer/arranger Giancarlo Perna. Love and devotion for music took him to NYC where he attended lessons with international musicians. Dan graduated from the Conservatoire of Music of Naples (BMus in Jazz Guitar) and teaches regularly at Greenwich Music School and Blackheath Conservatoire. Dan is a Member of the professional body Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and is an examiner for RockSchool (RSL Awards).

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Rock, Electronic, Ambient, Drum 'n' Bass, EDM, Electronica, Garage, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Avant garde, Experimental, Noise music, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Americana, Disco, Funk, Ambient pop, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Soul, Hip Hop, Vintage, Glam rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Pop rock, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Hardcore, Post rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Power rock, Heavy metal, Classic rock
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Event types:
Concert, Bar / Club / Venue event, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Producer, Audio engineer, Composer, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping
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Song list

Repertoires:
Blues.
John Mayer - Neon
John Mayer - I Don't Need No Doctor
Eric Clapton - Layla
Eric Clapton - Crossroads
B. B. King - The Thrill Is Gone
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Pop.
Beatles
Michael Jackson
Sting
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Brit Pop and Rock.
Stone Roses
Stereophonics
Oasis
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Funk.
Sly and the Family Stone
Nile Rodgers
James Brown
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Jazz.
Real Book Standards
Moaning
Sister Sadie
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Watermelon Man
Stella By Starlight
Summer Time
All The Things You Are
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Rock.
Led Zeppelin
Police
Clash
Velvet Underground
Rolling Stones
Van Halen
Motley Crue
ACDC
Strokes
Fleetwood Mac
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
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Music for Film
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

15 minutes for the guitar rig.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I bring my own instrument to play acoustically or amplified.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in the song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250
Packages
Studio Session Guitarist
Studio session guitarist available for your recording project. Rig: Gibson, Fender, Marshall guitars and amps; various effects. Genres: jazz, rock, blues, pop, acoustic. Duration: approximately 2.5 hours.
£120
Electric Guitar Loops
Two performances of 25 minutes each. Repertoire: ambient guitar woth effects.
£180
Acoustic Guitar Set
Two acoustic guitar sets of 25 minutes each. Repertoire: classic rock, blues, pop, Country, folk, celtic.
£180
Composing Session and Music Production
Writing session and music production in my studio or your favourite one. Genres: pop, jazz, rock, electronic, blues, acoustic. Durantion: approximately 3.5 hours.
£200
Live Session Guitarist
Session guitarist available for your band (rhythm/lead). Repertoire: rock; jazz; pop; blues; acoustic. Rig: Gibson, Fender guitars. Fender and Marshall amps. Various effects. Duration performace: 3 hours.
£250

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Myriam C, 11 months ago

Working with Dani is such a nice experience, I must tell. You will feel welcomed and comfrotable at all time. He is professional and friendly at the same time. Whatever you need he is able to do it. I worked for 3 big productions with Dani and I am always surprised by his availability, flexibility and professionalism. He can really do everything. Thank You Dani, for being the artist you are, the world should have more people like you. Thank you also for your help, time and patience and for having created a nice studio where other artists like me can feel free to dare! The best.

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Milena E, 2 years ago

Dani is a great musician and has a fantastic musical knowledge. He is a very reliable and fun person and I would definitely recommend him!