Artist Progressive - Rock
Pierlorenzo Molinari, Antonio Manenti, Alberto Armanini. Singer, guitar player and keyboardist, friends since forever but separated by years of musical collaborations, projects and bands. In September 2013, on a glorious Monday, just like the poles of a magnet pushed by its attraction, they decide to put a stop to the past, full of uninspiring projects, and write together the first chapter of a new story: Kezia.
The fusion of three such different souls creates an instinctive music, a pastiche of influences, feelings, scents. Rock, progressive, swing, soul, electro and pop. In two words: prop-metal. The structure is prog, expanding its melodic variations with pop freshness.
On November 2014 Kezia achieve “The Dirty Affair”, a 8-track EP released on 05.05.2015 with Logic (Il) Logic record and Andromeda Distribuzioni Discografiche. All the songs are composed by Pierlorenzo, Antonio and Alberto; during the recording session, drummer Matteo Vigani and bass player Andrea Piovani contribute to the work. Album is produced by the band itself, to avoid external contaminations, and the recording process took place at the studio of Gianbattista Manenti (Love Might Kill) for the vocals and at Studio 57 of Riccardo Frigoni for the rest of recordings and for the final mixing. This process took almost a year, to fully embrace every shade of Kezia’s music.
The musical inspirations are numerous and so heterogeneous, from the rock of Queen and Deep Purple to the metal of Protest The Hero and Dream Theater, through the genius of Faith No More, Frank Zappa, Ylvis and the taste of Toto. The project is a huge container that mixes so many different influences in a unique, unpredictable sound.
Themes they deal with are very contemporary, surreal and sometimes even embarrassing and music goes hand in hand with stories told by the lyrics; the listener will first be stunned by the constant changes in melody and timing but later he will probably be seduced by this rainbow of emotions. Most of the lyrics may seem insane and meaningless, but often hides a deep and introspective side that analyzes the human being and the dynamics surrounding it.
On 2015, with Michele Longhena on drums and Daniele Longhena on bass, Kezia complete the line-up and start working on new songs, while promoting the EP through several live shows, which is considered by the band as the main way to fully understand Kezia’s idea of music. The idea for the next album is to evolve the sound content in "The Dirty Affair" into something more mature, without straying the immediacy which characterizes their brand.
The long-term goal is to spread as much as possible their music, trying to involve foreign listeners and organize a tour outside of Italy to meet new people to share the incredible passion for music.