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BIOGRAPHY

Paolo Fuschi was born in Sicily, Italy where he lived until the age of 22. In those years Paolo developed a strong passion for Blues guitar and he performed with several artists in the music scene of Palermo.

 

In 2002 Paolo moved to Manchester, UK to attend the Popular Music and Recording Degree at Salford University, where he graduated in 2006. In the meantime Paolo experienced the variety of Manchester music scene by playing at jam sessions around the city and discovered and absorbed many musical genres such as Funk, Soul, Jazz and Reggae. This intense musical journey led him to develop his guitar skills towards those genres.

 

In 2007 Paolo formed his first musical project as blues guitarist and singer-songwriter called Fuschi4. With this Outfit HE performed at the most prestigious Blues Festivals in U.K. such as The Great British Rhythm And Blues Festival, Maryport Blues Festival and Hebden Bridge Blues Festival. Fuschi4 also performed in very renowned music venues such as Band On The Wall in Manchester and The Flower Pot in Derby (in this particular occasion as supporting act to Dr Feelgood). In March 2012, Fuschi4 released their first album titled ‘Can’t Hold Out’ which was featured in several radio stations in the UK. 

 

As well as working with Fuschi4, Paolo constantly collaborated with other artists. IN 2012-20113 He recorded and toured with Singer-Songwriter Sam Gray with whom HE performed at prestigious venues such as Manchester Apollo and THe London O2 Arena. During the same year, Paolo also recorded and performed WITH Trio Valore featuring the drummer Steve White (Paul Weller, Style Council, Oasis, The Who), bassist Damon Minchella (Paul Weller, Ocean Color Scene) and Justin Shearn (Beggar Joe, Sam Gray, Buffalo Brothers).

 

In February 2014 Paolo released the album 'Skint & Golden'  co-written with the Italian singer-songwriterFabrizio Cammarata, The album has playlisted throughout Europe.

 

2015 Paolo became co-founder and permanent band member of the Buffalo Brothers, a 9 piece funk band. Buffalo Brothers ALBUM FRESH FROM THE HORN WAS RELEASED in 2015 and have been played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 by Craig Charles several times as well as the most prestigious Funk and Soul Radios around the globe. The band has also performed in very prestigious festivals such as Kendal Calling and Manchester Jazz Festival as well as some of the most important music venues in the country such as Band On The Wall in Manchester and The Blues Kitchen in London.

Paolo is also collaborating with Harmonica player Mat Walklate. with whom he released the album kicking up the dust in April 2016. The album has been featured on BBC Radio 2 as well many blues radio shows around the globe. IN October 2017 The duo also released  the new single Out OF the sun.

Other collaborations:

Martin Connor & The Soul Apostles 

Jon Kenzie

Joshua Goddard 

Julie Gordon (Nu-Soul Artist, Happy Mondays)

Dave Luvin (Jazz Double Bass Player from Kansas City, U.S.A.)

Kyla Brox (Soul-Blues Artist)

No Good Beatnik (Jazz Funk Outfit led by Keyboardist Henry Botham)

Charlie Cooper (Soul Singer)

Baked A La Ska (Ska 12 Piece Band)

Lauren Housley (Singer-Songwriter)

Franny Eubanks Band