Parker Artist Andre Tonelli
Andre Tonelli is one of few guitarists who can reach the top of the charts with an instrumental rock record. His latest album Fill The Sky, produced and mixed by Andre himself and mastered by John Cuniberti, did just that, shooting to the top of Spain's iTunes Store and making the iTunes all-time Bestseller list. A CMJ Most Added album, it is regularly played on radio stations across the country.
Even though Andre's recent mainstream success was somewhat unexpected, he is no stranger to the rock scene. At 17, he had already performed in all the major venues in Milan, Italy, often in front of thousands of people. He has performed in almost every continent, from the US through Europe, to India and Egypt, sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in rock. His music has been heard on radios worldwide by millions of people, and his work as a teacher and promulgator of music, including his academy Guitar Studio in Barcelona, has made him a household name amongst guitarists.
Andre's work has been described as "sparkling guitars and masterful melodic sense, with a fluid, inspired and engaging touch" (Metal Hammer) and as "a prodigious brand of guitar music. Andre embodies the next generation of guitar god" (Thunder Press).
Andre's latest release Fill The Sky has been hailed by the international press. "There's no song that is better than any other. They are all potential hits" (TrueMetal.it); "...shows us how a proper instrumental album is made, filled with harmony, feeling and of course, mastery…" (MetalEgun, Spain).
2014 saw Andre become a Parker Artist, which completes a long cycle that began at the tender age of 15, when he saw a Parker Fly hanging on a wall in a store in his native Milan but was never allowed to touch it...