DozenQ – Alberto Donatelli

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series DozenQ 3

Alberto Donatelli is an Italian born songwriter, singer, guitarist, indie spirited, self-produced honest out and our rocker in the traditional sense, whihc is quite refreshing in the modern era of over-produced, trendy stuff! He took time out from a busy schedule to speak with Eyeplug…

01 How did you start in music?

Good morning, very nice to meet you, for first thing, and a big ‘hallo’ to all the staff and readers here on so… I’m a guitarist and a songwriter, an Italian Rocker, born and raised in Rome. I write all of the lyrics and music for my songs and I started in music playing guitar by myself at the end of the 80s. We could say, with a little bit of self-irony, that I’m a ‘craftsman Rocker’.

02 From where comes your way is?

From the tons of American Rock & English life style that I loved when i was 15/16 years old!

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03 Who were the major influences and inspirations and you despise?

I really love Bruce ‘The Boss’ Springsteen, Guns & Roses (old kind), Oasis, Rolling Stones, Aereosmith, Bon Jovi, Richard Marx and more in this big Rock area! What I Despise? I could say that I do not understand (and I will not do it!) all the ‘productions’ like ‘Boy/Girl’ Band and the others funny ‘POPpers’.

04 What inspires you to make your current kind of songs and sounds?

The important but little daily things that I see and live everyday… just like one of mine song (one that I love a lot), titled ‘Dire la verità’ (Tell The Truth).

Refrain lyrics says:
Tell The Truth is a revolutionary act …
and … feel the blame is an extraordinary event!
Tell The Truth is a gesture full of courage:
and… ask for apologize does not guarantee a ‘good’ landing!

05 What can a person who has never seen you live before expect from your live shows and then maybe even now?

I can say for sure something special: the choice to manage Independently and everything that produces revolves around the creation, publication, distribution and promotion of my music and the live concerts. So… I’m Able to do all of my Rock music & my shows ‘as I want and how I want’… without constraints nor compromise. That’s amazing! Fans feel it, I know it!

06 How do you start your songs? What types of themes and subjects do you deal with?

Simple: my life, my problems, my creepy days, my enemies and (or) the lovely people around me. The same really important things of everyone of us!

07 How did your music evolved since you started playing?

My debut single (in 2001!) was arranged not my style, too pop and “fake” style! Well: I had to wait another 4 years and 2 other CD album before you can start (finally) to produce and publish my music 100% following the nature and reasons of my Rock inspiration.

08 What was the biggest challenge? Were you be able to overcome this? If so, how?

Oh yeah! I know it for sure, I explain: due to constraints of ‘discography laws’ in the past years from 2000 to 2005 I could not just develop my own music style. Now, from 2006 and I sure it will be forever, I do it! Only and only all the music that I want and how I want! That’s the miracle, the biggest challenge won! The beauty to not have contracts with the CD-companies: personal freedom and artistic expectations! I have been able because the chains were too much narrow: there was no other way out! With tons of faith in myself! Now I risk firsthand and what returns to me is 100% for me. Good or bad that comes. Simple.

09 You play covers? If you could choose any song you would like to cover and why?

No I don’t. With an only & special exception that regards the amazing song ‘Iris’ by Goo Goo Dolls. It’s probably the most beautiful Rock Ballad of the history. It’s the only song that (sometimes) I play with great joy, together with my songs!

10 Where did you envisage to be in five years?

At this point I would say… to be ‘Opening Live Act’ for a next Goo Goo Dolls World Music Tour, why not?

11 Who would you like to record with?

Still the Goo Goo Dolls, but it would be incredible if I could be just for one day in a recording studio with the Boss, Slash or Richard Marx.

12 What can we expect from you in the near future?

The most important project (out few days ago, on July 4, 2013) is the release of my new single ‘One Morning In Late Summer’ (omils 9/11)“, a rock-ballad about 9/11, which i trust to deal with delicacy and love. The song is now available for digital download Exclusively and only in the U.S.A. & Canada territories. I want to organize a fundraiser to donate, through the sales of the song, the proceeds to to the September 11 relatives and family Associations. All informations needed are on I have already written my new unreleased songs: so at the end of summer we will enter the recording studio to prepare my 5th album, to be released by summer 2014. A last, but important things, is to say thanks to Finally, it’s important to present the musicians in Donatelli’s band who have worked on

this project with profound commitment and for free: Duccio Grizi (bass, strings & arrangement), Francesco De Chicchis (drums), Roberto Franzò (electric guitars/only). Really thanks to them, to you all, to the staff and all the web surfers: hope you like my italian Rock music!

Web Links

Official Website:
Facebook Artist Page:
Artist page @ (USA)
Link to buy current single

FREE listen streaming last Cd album (2012) click play
iTunes “open” global world link:

Originally posted 2013-07-18 14:57:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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