The Ocia Band – Maurizio Renda – Rock Blues
Maurizio Renda & The Ocia Band (ITA)
Voice + electric guitar + Bass + drums + Keyboard (5 musicians)
The band is a result of a partnership made of artists coming from different backgrounds melting together in a sound that remembers the typical 70ies songs, with musical styles going from Rock blues to the ballades, from Rock’n’Roll till Soul.
These factors create a very involving climate during live performances and the songs are performed in a perfect and unique way.
The guitarrist Maurizio Renda played and tour with Big Fat Mama from 1983 up to 2004 performing on National Tv shows, European Festivals, opening act for international stars (like Albert Collins and the Icebreackers, B.B.KING and BLUES BROTHERS BAND, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Clifton Chenier Jr., Jimmy Rogers, John Jakson, Honeboy Edwards, Legendary Blues Band, Herbie Goins e Omar & the Magic Rooster, Andy J Forest and Shemekia Copeland, etc)
He collaborated also with Louisiana Reed, Eddie C. Campbell, Johnny Mars (italian tour), Zora Young, Fabio Treves, Paolo Bonfanti.
The repertoire ranges from rock to blues to pop (Bonnie Riatt, Albert King, John Fogerty, Sam Cooke, Los Lobos, Van Morrison,Larry Carlton, John Mellencamp, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Etta James, etc)
Maurizio Renda & The Ocia Band
Michela Loprevite – voice
Maurizio Renda – Electric Guitar
Luca Terzolo – Keyboards
Maurizio Auletta – drums
Simone Brezzi – bass