California music accessories brand Gruv Gear is proud to feature Guitarist Marco Sfogli. Marco is part of a family of prominent world-class musicians that heartily endorse Gruv Gear products.
Born in 1980, he's credited as one of the most influential and followed progressive rock and metal guitar players of the last years. He started getting interested about music at an early age due to his parents, both members of the world/ folk band "Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare". It wasn't until 1989 when he received his first electric guitar as a gift and started to play along with his heroes (Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Europe).
In 1992 he left the guitar to study the drums, another huge passion. "Being a drummer first and a guitarist second, helped me a lot in terms of creativity and rhythmic knowledge." In 1996 he left the drums because of his growing interest in guitar. Today, he's a guitar player, composer, arranger and also mixing engineer. He worked for a lot of artists since.
In 2004 he flew to Canada to record James LaBrie's third solo release titled Elements of Persuasion which has become a hit among prog metal fans. Now member of the James LaBrie band, he put out his first solo record titled “There’s Hope” on Feb. 15th 2008 through Lion Music. “There’s Hope” was top seller in 2008 for the specialized web store “Guitar Nine Records” and got a 2nd place as Best Fully Instrumental Rock Album of all times by the website “The Top Tens”. He also worked on James LaBrie’s latest solo record “Static Impulse” as guitar player, co-writer and additional engineer.
In 2011 he was invited to play at the “Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet” festival in Holland with other huge names like Michael Lee Firkins, Guthrie Govan, Kiko Loureiro and Stu Hamm to name a few. In 2012 he released a second solo album through JTC records titled "reMarcoble" which had some awesome reviews. Marco has played and performed both on stage and in studio with a variety of artists so far including James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess, Virgil Donati, John Macaluso, Adam Nitti, Matt Guillory, Peter Wichers, Peter Wildoer, Ray Riendeau, Mike Mangini, Bryan Beller and many more. He’s also part of the NY based prog band “Creation’s End” and the all star band “Neon Karma” with Roberto Gualdi on drums, Lorenzo Feliciati on bass and Guido Block on vocals. Endorser and testimonial for Ibanez Guitars, DV Mark Amps, DiMarzio Pickups, D'Addario strings, Planet Waves cables, TC Electronic, Fractal Audio effects, and Gruv Gear.
About Gruv Gear:
Gruv Gear exists to bring innovative and well-thought out products to creative professionals and beyond, including career musicians, DJs, photographers, filmmakers, mobile producers and more. The company is on- track not only to become a premium lifestyle accessories brand in the Music/DJ and Photo Industries, which is a small fraction of its potential market, but also expand to a broader range of industries that will increase its global footprint exponentially. To date, Gruv Gear products are sold in 5 continents and shipped directly to adoring fans worldwide.