Dario Distasi Talks About New Solo Venture and EP Works


Dario Distasi, has been writing for bands for most of the time, of his music career as a musician. While he has also been involved in other bands formed by him, his solo ventures is where he holds best of his works. His style being a mix of grunge, pop, rock, and alternative as well. He's even gone on to release a solo EP "Nowhere Avenue" with another EP sometime soon. Much more is the works for Dario Distasi as he himself, goes into more talks about his works with music.


1. Please tell us about the history of your project?

From the very beginning, other than being a guitarist, writing songs is what I've really been into.
I've done that for the bands I've played with for a long time, before going solo. I moved to Manchester in 2015, drawn by the local music scene. Since then, I have played with a few local bands, performed solo acoustic gigs and... Here we are!

2. What’s the origin of the project's name?

As I mentioned earlier, I have been writing for bands for most of the time I've been a musician: actually, "Nowhere Avenue" is the name I had chosen for my previous band. At one point though, I had an epiphany and realized, being the only author and composer, this actually is a solo project.

3. Where is the project based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Manchester's music scene is vibrant - I guess is the place to be for an artist right now. Two bands from the Manchester area I would definitely recommend are The Lotus and Lester Verde.
Style-wise, they're both quite different both from what I do, however I like their songs and live performance very much.

4. How would you describe your style?

I think my songwriting style is a peculiar mixture of US influences (grunge, pop/rock, alternative...); I grew up in Italy, but I honestly have never wrote a single song in my native language, and always been into American music, films, and so on. Brit-pop also is an influence for me (Beatles, progressive rock, '90's Brit-pop...).

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

My first solo 4-track EP, "Nowhere Avenue", has been published a few months ago, which is a bit crazy as I am also about to release a new EP (probably, later this year). However, you know what? I felt like that was the right time to do that. To me, "Nowhere Avenue" is a chapter of my musical journey I wanted to celebrate. It's a portrait I want to share with listeners, to tell them: "Hey, this is what I have up to been until a few months ago. Can you guess what happens next?" I feel like my music is evolving, and I am really excited about that.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Definitely. I have been writing new material for quite a while now, and even though I already have the songs I had been looking for for my new release... I like writing so much, I don't ever REALLY stop doing that. Talking about my background, I think is no big surprise recording in Nashville, TN has always been among my dreams. Well, that dream is turning into reality now - I love the sounds and production so much!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have you planned anything out?

Of course! To find out more about that, follow me on www.facebook.com/dariodistasi.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a project?

Right now, my head is completely focused on the recording process. Next steps: rehearsing, having a final release date and planning gigs to support my upcoming EP.

9. Where can we listen to your project, and where can we buy your stuff?

Coming Around, my debut EP, is on:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5pQxVdmQenU3ansH3suSxE.
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/track/496019032?utm_source=deezer&utm_content=track-496019032&utm_term=1414110782_1530264097&utm_medium=web.
Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CTYX468/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk1.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Choruses, of course... Hahahaha, just kidding! Personally, when an album really blows my mind I'll feel the need to listen to that again asap; it's like going to a safe haven and disconnecting from the world outside. I sincerely hope that's what my music will mean for the listeners.

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