Marino Marolini (frontman of the Swing Pistols)
Pursued by expulsion and deportation papers, at the start of the new millennium Marino Microphono decided to leave his beloved borough of Brooklyn (aka Broccolino) and return to Italy, land of origin of his grandparents. Once in Rome, he started hanging around dodgy bars and dirty coffee shops.
He picked up five down and out unemployed musicians, they got together a band and call it The Swing Pistols. Their first gig was in a Chinese massage parlour near the railway station and it was a huge success. Soon their fame went beyond the boundaries of the district and they were called upon to play in prestigious venues like the Holy Music Hall, a nightclub in the Vatican City, the red light quarter of Rome. Alongside the music Marino Microphono started a career as a host and MC for private and public events. He is very much in demand for the opening of supermarkets, games arcades and sex shops.
Friday Night: Live Music with Guido Giacomini and the SWING DOGS!!!
They are the best group in Rome for dancing Balboa and Shag!!!
This is an energetic band, they keep hundreds of Balboa and Shag dancers on the dance floor with beautiful pieces by the best American composers of the 20s and 30s. The band leader Guido Giacomini was the unfading double bass player in the bands of Lino Patruno and Renzo Arbore, his voice seems to come directly from the cone of an old gramophone. Swing Dogs play big classics like Night And Day, Summertime, It Don’t Mean AThing, beside lesser known pieces like Dinah, Walking Stick, Dedicated To You, with the characteristic verve of the group.
Saturday Night: Live Music SPECIAL ”Renato Gattone plays Django Reinhardt”
The trio formed by two manouche guitars and a double bass performs a repertoire based on the music of the great Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt without omit classic American standards of the 30’s and 40’s.
Sunday Night: Live Music with Gianluca Galvani Dixieland Trio.
Band specializing in performances of Classic Jazz. Since 1994 working in the field and in the rediscovery of the earliest forms of jazz ranging from the New Orleans style, Dixieland up to the more modern Swing.
Banjo: Alberto Arcidiacone;
Cornet: Gianluca Galvani;
Contrabass: Renato Gattone.
and special guests…