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JUNE 2-4  LAROCHE PARK, MECHANICSVILLE, OTTAWA

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Fernando Scatozza Band

Fernando Scatozza has been making music as long as he remembers. At the age of twelve, he started taking music theory and classical guitar lessons at the Belgium Academy of Music. He was fourteen when he had the opportunity to try on an electric guitar, from a local band friend. Soon after he formed his first band with three close friends. Their music was the radio tunes of the times and the members were playing with cheap acoustic guitars. The band last a few months and was dismantled without a name or a gig.

At sixteen, after working two months during the school summer break, he bought his first electric guitar, a red 1966 Hofner Verithin. He formed his first blues band "Agnus Dei" covering songs from Chicken Shack, Groundhogs, Taste and later Rory Gallagher. He was known around as the belgian Gallagher. He got himself a Fender Strat along with an AC30 Vox connected to a doublestack Marshall Amp. Those were the days. From classical to blues , jazz & touch of fusion.

Fernando Scatozza has played in Europe with the band Vacation, in Toronto with F.E.B, in Eastern Ontario with the See See Rider Blues Band and also in 2016 with the fabulous Maria Hawkins. He is currently working on his new album coming in the Spring 2017. The music is blues and his passion is guitar. His compositions are original and when he cover a song, he modifies it to make it his own, as you can attest while listening to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" and the Beatles blues version of "I Saw Her Standing There".

Saturday June 3, 3:00pm - 3:40pm

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