Daniele Gottardo is an italian guitarist, composer, producer, and educator. He has released two solo albums (NON TEMPERATO, self-released 2014, and FRENZY OF ECSTACY, Digital Nations 2010) plus a number of other albums with various other projects, most recently with his power bebop trio, The Nuts (GIANT NUTS, self-released, 2016). He incorporates virtuosic electric guitar playing into a wide range of contexts, from rock to the orchestral and compositional, resulting in music that is cinematic, innovative, and distinctive.
He recently received the great honor of the highest praise from one of his most enduring inspirations, Steve Vai:
“I’m often asked who is my favorite new young guitar player. Well, here he is: Daniele Gottardo. He’s Italian, and i have been following him for quite some time now. He has an elegant touch, stunning intonation, innovational style, and he honors the melody. Enjoy, and check out his new record here for a real treat.”
He currently splits his time between Italy and northern California, and has been composing new work while performing shows, both as a solo artist and with his trio, The Nuts.