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The Elba Triangle – Chapter One featuring Tom Quayle, Marco Sfogli and Alessandro Benvenuti


First newsletter from The Elba Triangle announcing “Chapter One” and the participation of Marco Sfogli, Tom Quayle and Alessandro Benvenuti. (follow link for the newsletter)


The Elba Triangle is the brand name for a new series of collaborative fusion projects masterminded by Kris Claerhout, jellybeard records’ owner. The projects feature the most highly rated rising stars of the fusion domain, delivering vibrant re-envisioned fusion classics and originals, all recorded and produced in highest definition, featuring an industry recognised rhythm section, adding an extra frisson to the clean, fresh and pumping sounds.

The stunning first project, “Chapter One”, features Marco Sfogli, Tom Quayle and Alessandro Benvenuti, handling their masterful guitar tones, bringing their unique qualities to each fusion track. The album will be mixed and mastered by musical mastermind and keyboard genius, Alex Argento, who sprinkles his own keyboard magic over the tracks and is the acting musical director. The release date for this project is still to be confirmed.

The Aristocrats – Culture Clash Asia Tour presented by jellybeard

August 4, the Aristocrats kick off their first Asian tour since 2011 in Seoul.
The band consisting of Guthrie Govan (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass), Marco Minnemann (drums) will visit 8 countries in 16 days and play 10 concerts and perform 3 masterclasses.

Here are the dates:

The Aristocrats – Culture Clash Tour South East Asia 2014

Aug 4 – Seoul – Gunguk University Auditory – S. KOREA

Aug 6 – Beijing – Mao Live House – CHINA

Aug 8 – Shanghai – Q.House (QSW) – CHINA

Aug 10 – Taipei – Riverside Live Music House – TAIWAN (+ masterclass)

Aug 11 – Hong Kong – KITEC MusicZone – HONG KONG

Aug 13 – Ho Chi Minh City – HCM Music Center – VIETNAM

Aug 15 – Manila – Amber Ultra Lounge – PHILIPPINES (+ masterclass)

Aug 17 – Bangkok – Overdrive 16th @ Aksra Theater – THAILAND (+ masterclass)

Aug 19 – Tokyo – Club Citta – JAPAN

Aug 20 – Osaka – Big Cat – JAPAN

For more information, check our events page.

Fabrizio Leo DV Mark Guitar Competition 2014

Win a DV Multiamp Mono, DiMarzio pickups, RiffStation licenses, Dunlop goodies or Bicio’s Guest Solo on your track or his new CD! Be creative and be true to yourself. Rock on and good luck to you all!! Submit before July 10! All information how to get the backing track + competition rules click Judges: Marco Sfogli, Alex Argento, Fabrizio Leo, Laurie Monk (Truth In Shredding), Kris Claerhout (jellybeard records) Looking forward hearing your playing! Feel free to “like” our Youtube video and Share this with all your friends on your own pages.

New Fabrizio Leo CD – Pre-order available

Pre-order Fabrizio Bicio Leo’s new 3rd CD “Spectrum Of My Past”, his best album so far and get right now the first two tracks “Alien Abduction” & “Thirty Nights Fever” for free. 
Also we include a backing track of “Alien Abduction” for free for the guitar players among the fans.
Online store to order

Fourteen new great tracks with the specific authentic Bicio melodies signature all written by Fabrizio Bicio Leo. Flavio Scopaz (bass), Bruno Valverde & Valerio Lucantoni (drums) and Alex Argento (keys) play the other instruments. Alex Argento mixed and mastered this new masterpiece.

The first 100 pre-orders will get a special signed version.

Pre-orders will receive the CD’s before the actual release date and a special download link for the 2 brand new songs and the backing track of Alien Abduction!

Est. release date July 15, 2014

jellybeard records signs Fabrizio Bicio Leo for his 3rd CD

Italian master guitar player Fabrizio Bicio Leo has recorded 14 tracks for his third studio album, “Spectrum Of My Past”, with Alex Argento (Marco Sfogli, Virgil Donati) mixing and mastering at the MixFactory Studio in Palermo, Italy for a June 30 release via jellybeard records. Bicio’s third album has been recorded with Flavio Scopaz (bass), Alex Argento (keys), Bruno Valverde (drums, 12 tracks) and Valerio Lucantoni (drums, 2 tracks).

“It’s great working again with Alex Argento because he always knows what I want to achieve from my music in terms of sonority, so never change a winning team! It was a good experience working with Shrapnel in the past, but I felt the need to switch to jellybeard because I really like the direction the company is going and the vision they have for the future”

After the recordings Bicio finally felt like these recordings are among the best songs he has ever written and recorded.

“I think that my new album “Spectrum Of My Past” is the best one I’ve ever written so far in terms of compositions and sounds. There are some strong and “captivating” melodies on it but also some cool shredding moments. This time more ballads ended up on the final product. The main goal for a musician is to reach the heart and soul of people.”

Fabrizio “Bicio” Leo, was born in Abbiategrasso, about 20 km south of Milan, Italy on 28th of July 1971. He began as a self-taught guitarist at age sixteen, focusing his passion and practicing time perfecting an intense rock/fusion style. He was inspired by instructional videos and recordings from virtuoso guitarists such as Greg Howe, Brett Garsed and Frank Gambale to name just to name a few. After several successful collaborations as a sideman/touring guitarist with highly respected Italian pop/rock artists like Eros Ramazotti, in the year 2006, Bicio became the first Italian guitarist to be signed to Shrapnel Records. The debut CD, titled “Cutaway” garnered critical acclaim from specialised International music magazines and from the Italian press who recognised his extraordinary guitar playing ability.


“Cutaway” (2006) – Shrapnel records
“Mr Malusardi” (2011) – Shrapnel records
“Spectrum Of My Past” (release planned June 30, 2014) – jellybeard records

Leonardo Guzman – Now! (release date Jan. 20, 2014)

jellybeard is very happy to announce that Leonardo Guzman’s debut EP is scheduled for a release date January 20, 2014.
The album contains original latin fused instrumental guitar masterpieces written by Leonardo and mixed and mastered by the great Alex Argento.

The next week all details where to order physical copies will be announced. Digital copies of the album will be available by iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. We will also offer some signed copies (first 100).

Check out this album trailer. Feel free to share this if you like it.