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* November 30, 1899
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biography ANDREA GE, born in Milan, is a professional drummer and has studied drums at the NAMM with the well know instructor Tullio De Piscopo. He is further registered in GEMA (D) as composer and author of literal parts. He gained a very good studio and live professional experience, ranging from Blues to Rock, from Reggae to Melodic Pop and Hip-hop, developing the use of sequencer and drum-machine together with the Cubase VST system.

He recorded several albums and singles cooperating live and studio with well known musicians/artists, such as: ENRICO RUGGERI, VASCO ROSSI, MARK HARRIS, MASSIMO RIVA, MARCO COSTA (Sanremo '98), IRENE LAMEDICA (Sanremo '99), SATURNINO (Jovanotti), CLAUDIO "Galina" GOLINELLI (Vasco),FRANK NEMOLA (Vasco), MAX GELSI (Elisa), ANDREA BRAIDO (Mina, Zucchero, Vasco etc.), MAURIZIO SOLIERI (Vasco), DAVIDE "Cesareo" CIVASCHI (Elio e le Storie Tese), RICKY PORTERA (Dalla, Stadio), SIMONE (Emi – Sanremo 2004), MC AULEY (MSG), PAUL SHORTINO (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), GLENN HUGHES (Deep Purple) etc.

Further, he has been member of numerous tribute bands (Queen, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Metallica, RATM etc.) and original bands, among which: SHARKS (CGD - Sanremo '89), CLARA & THE BLACK CARS (Emi), EXILIA (Gun Records/BMG), and recently FOLDER (RB-Records).

He participated in well known national TV shows such as: Sanremo Festival, Festival Bar, Saint Vincent, Roxy Bar, Night Express etc. and appeared also in many video-clips. From October '97 to November ‘98, he was the drummer of the live TV program "JTV".

He has to his credit reviews on specialized magazines such as "Drum Club" (I) "Percussioni" (I) “Drum & Percussion” (D) and “Keyboards” (D).

He has been in tour as supporter to VASCO ROSSI, CLAUDIO BAGLIONI, HEROES DEL SILENCIO, JOE ELY, JOVANOTTI, JETHRO TULL, DEEP PURPLE, etc. and as guest with the band EXILIA with THERAPY?, ROLLINS’ BAND, TRICKY, CARDIGANS, HIM, PARADISE LOST, GUANO APES, ILL NINO, IN EXTREMO, OOMPH!, RAMMSTEIN etc.

From 1999, he teaches at the "Music Academy 2000" (Los Angeles LAMA affiliated) in Bologna drawing up the courses "Analysis of Styles" for PRO 2 LEVEL.

In 2000 he joined the crossover band EXILIA (1st CD published by Dig it/Universal) and has performed in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Holland. Since then he took part as co-author for the songs and even took care about contacts, public relations and in general about the organization for the band in Italy and abroad.

In 2001 he realized for the Big Fish Audio (California)the Audio CD/Wav

"G-FORCE" with more than 500 drum loops.

In 2002 EXILIA signed with GUN records in Germany releasing the album “Unleashed” (GUN Records/BMG) in which he also took part as co-author. The album “Unleashed” and the singles “Stop Playin’ God” and “Coincidence” entered immediately in the German charts.

In 2003 EXILIA appeared in many German TV station (VIVA, VIVA plus, MTV Germany), radio (EINZ Live) and magazines (METAL HAMMER, ROCK HARD etc.) and they did more than 150 gigs per year.

In 2004 EXILIA released a new single “Can’t break me down” that is also the title track for the movie “The Clown” broadcasted in more than 50 Countries (particularly USA, England and Germany). In the same year they also supported RAMMSTEIN in their European tour.

In 2005 he left EXILIA to join the new crossover band FOLDER releasing the album “Right Things” (RB-Records Japan) in which he also took part as co-author. At the same time he starts to play with SIMONE (EMI - Sanremo 2004) one of the new more talented Italian pop singer with whom he recorded the DVD “Live 05 Alcatraz Milano” and the album "Sesso, Gioia Rock'n' Roll in the 2006.

Andrea Ge is international SONOR, PAISTE and VATER endorser

MORE info on www.andreage.net

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