Essenza - members




Birth: 1977
Instruments: guitar / voice

B.C. Rich Mockinbird ST (official endorsement from 2013)

B.C. Rich Bich Double Neck

Jackson KE3 Kelly eerie dess swirl with Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker;
Jackson DX2 with Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker;
Jackson RR3 with Duncan SH-8 Invader;
Vester "argus";

Washburn N.2;

Switch Revolution;

Vintage Stratocaster with pure vintage ToneRider pickups
acoustic Jeff Babicz "spider";
Twin cabinets Laney fusion [4x10];

Laney Ironheart amp head;
Bugera 333 amp head;

Orange Micro Dark amp head.

Favoutite bands:
Megadeth, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Ozzy, Riot,
Malmsteen, Symphony X, Judas Priest, Racer X, Pride and Glory,
Whitesnake, Ac/Dc, Mr. Big, Extreme, Boston, Dream Theater,
Annihilator, Cinderella, Ratt, Rage, Dream Evil, Pantera, Rainbow,
Trivium, Machine Head, Testament, and many, many others...
Other activities:
Currently he's full professor of Microbiology at University of Rome.


Alessandro S. RIZZELLO

Birth: 1975
Instruments: bass guitar / voice

B.C.Rich Virgo Celtic (official endorsement from 2013)

B.C. Rich Beast,
Ibanex SG,
a custom, home made, bass (Seymour Duncan equipped);
"Essenza vacuum tube" custom head;
2 x 500 w Powersoft Amp;
BBE max-T preamp;
4 x 12 cabinet with aluminium cone speakers;
Behringer tuner

Favoutite bands:
He loves classic hard-heavy rock bands (Deep Purple, AcDc, Black Sabbath, Van Halen,
Europe, Rage, Anthrax, Annihilator...) but also 70's italian rock/prog bands,
Elio e le Storie Tese and the Blues Brothers band! Moreover,
he likes blue grass...
Other activities:
He's sound engineer (he spent every day in recording studio or on stage) and
an electronic technician.



Birth: 1983
Instruments: drums
Pearl drum sets, and Ufip/Sabian cymbals; Vater drumsticks (official endorsement from 2017) 
Favoutite bands:
Dream Theater, Symphony X, Mr. Big, Toto, Queen, Extreme, Van Halen...and Beatles!
Favoutite artists:
Virgil Donati, Mike Portnoy, Jason Rullo, Simon Phillips, Alex Van Halen, Steve Smith,
Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd...
Other activities/hobbies:
He's conservatory graduate (percussions diploma) and he has an intense artistic activity
in progressive, rock, and jazz projects as session and live drummer