Milly Fanzaga

Biography

 

In the nineties I was the drummer of the successful bands SOON (Polygram) and PuntoG (Self) and played a lot of concerts at many big Italian festivals. We also took part in several shows on national television, especially important was taking part in the festival of Sanremo.

I have been a member of the Police tribute band ''Police Academy'' since 2003. We regularly hold concerts in the most important Italian live clubs and are also getting some international recognition for the way we reproduce the mythical trio's music.

This gives me great satisfaction as Stewart Copeland has always been a huge source of inspiration for me.

Since 2005 I have also been a part of the musical ''L'America di Odette'' which is an unplugged trio together with the singer Odette Di Maio (former SOON member). This musical was first shown in the USA and successfully being shown in Italy.

In 2007 I toured several European festivals with the band ''Police Academy''.

For the last 6 years I have also been a teacher and an agent for the Lombardy region of the nationwide circuit of drum courses: SCUDERIE CAPITANI National Drum Academy.

In 2006 the self-produced live CD of ''Police Academy'' was released (POLICE ACADEMY LIVE).

At the moment I am working on a project together with the guitar player Diego Arrigoni and the bass player Stefano Forcella (who both play in the band Moda'); this band is called FIXFORB and plays "ProgPsychoFunk". Our first album was released in July 2009 by Videoradio and a new album is due to come out in 2012. FIXFORB regularly plays concerts in the whole of Italy.

The magazine Drum Club featured an interview with me in May 2009.

I am a member of TIP (Teacher Integration Project) of Hudson Music and in 2010 I published an article about Funk on www.drumsportal.com.

Apart from participating in various music events and sessions, both live and in the studio, I am also senior teacher and in charge of all drum courses at the music school ''Academia Musicale'' in Treviglio (BG).

 

Band(s)

Independent