Born in Rome, 12 September, 1970 Lucrezio De Seta completed his studies at the Deutsche Schule Rom obtaining the German Abitur and the Italian Secondary School diploma in Scientific Studies in 1999. His musical education began in with Maestro Inizia Hansjürgen Hörnel in 1982. He has participated in numerous seminars and master classes with: Vinnie Colaiuta, Peter Erskine, Tony Oxley, Dave Weckl, Jeff 'tain' Watts, Trilok Gurtu. In 1991 he decided to make the move across the Atlantic to continue his study of percussion. A few months later he was admitted to the DRUMMERS COLLECTIVE of New York where his lived for a year. He studies with: Marvin 'Smitty' Smith, Kim Plainfield, Duduca da Fonseca, Michael Lauren, Pete Zeldman, Ricky Sebastian, Mike Clark, Frankie Malabe †, Bobby Sanabria, Bob Weiner e Brian Doherty.
Lucrezio has taken master classes from: Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Hal Blaine, William Kennedy, Tony Verderosa and others. He received his diploma from the DRUMMERS COLLECTIVE on 17 November, 1991.
In 1982 he began studying drums and percussion and played in various Rock and Jazz bands in the Roman music scene. In 1986 he joined the orchestra at the Deutsche Schule Rom under the tutelage of Maestro Hansjürgen Hörnel, with whom he gained substantial professional orchestral experience in genres ranging from musicals to Greek tragedy.
In 1986 and 1990 De Seta toured Europe with the following productions and their various theatre companies as a classic percussionist: West Side Story by L. Bernstein, Romeo and Juliet by W.Shakespeare, directed by Peter Reichartz; Antigone by Sophocles; The Three-Penny Opera by B.Brecht, music by K.Weill; Cats, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
In 1993 he joined singer-songwriter Don Backy's trio (Ciliegia Bianca) for their Italian tour. De Seta collaborated with Backy until 1997, during which time he graced hundreds of Italian stages. In '93 he also became part of the group, Rock-Blues Bestaff (Old Bridge-BMG), one of the most important groups in the Roman music scene of the time, with whom he made "For You - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen" in collaboration with many first-rate musicians, released by TOTEM Records.
In 1996 De Seta was called to tour with singer-songwriter Marco Conidi with whom he recorded the LP of the same name (la Bianca-Totem).
In that same year he worked with the 'Caselli' group on tour with singer-songwriter Gerardina Trovato (RTI Music-Sugar). With Trovato he played on the following television programs: Live Concert Primo Maggio Piazza San Giovanni a Roma, Festivalbar (Italia 1), Un disco per l'estate (Canale 5), Gelato al limone (Rai 1), Mediterraneo sotto le stelle (Rai 2); and that autumn, Euro Folies-Parigi (Radio Inter e Radio France).
In the fall of that same year he worked on Showcases and Tournèe autunnale with Niccolò Fabi (Virgin Records), winner of Giovani '96, Help! and Roxy Bar di Red Ronnie (Tmc 2), Mio Capitano (Rai Due).
His collaboration with Niccolò Fabi continued until 1997 during which time they participated in the Tournée invernale and in the promotion of the single, 'Capelli': Radiothon (Radio DeeJay live from the Rolling Stone in Milan), Night Express (Rete 105 live from Propaganda in Milan), Radio Jammin' (Radio Capital live), Roxy Bar (Tmc 2), Jammin' (Italia 1), Hit Hit (Tmc2), Help! (Tmc 2).
In the summer of '97 De Seta went on tour with Luca Barbarossa, an association which lasted until 2000, and yielded 5 tours and one LP, "Musica e Parole," (which includes the duet with Australian singer, Tina Arena). De Seta also appeared in Barbarossa's video for the single, 'Musica e Parole'.
In '98 he met the singer-songwriter Vincenzo Incenzo (Digit Records), author of numerous songs for artists such as M.Zarrillo and L.Dalla and he collaborated with Incenzo for the TV promotion of his album (Help!, Roxy Bar Tmc2).
In '99 he was called to play with the then fledgling Alex Britti (Universal), with whom he still collaborates. De Seta played on various tours (Britti sulla Spiaggia, Palavasca) and albums (La Vasca, 3) with the artist. Promotional activities for these albums and tours also led him to play for various television programs and musical events, such as: Night Express - Italia 1, Roxy Bar - Tmc2, 1°Maggio Festa dei Lavoratori - Rai, Monza-Rock-Festival - MTV, Festivalbar - Italia 1, Tarattattà-Rai, Top Of The Pops-Italia1, Telethon-Rai, Domenica In-Rai, Quelli che il Calcio-Rai, Campioni per Sempre-Rai, Radio show- Raistereo2, Help! Tmc2, Sonic-MTV, La Vita in Diretta-Rai, as well as several live New Year's Eve television programs.
He took part in the making of the videos for 'Mi Piaci' and 'La Vasca'.
Also in '99, Lucrezio De Seta played with Romano Musumarra at tenor Alessandro Safina's European concerts tour (Universal France), during which he had the honor to play illustrious venues such as the Olympia in Parigi, and played with such international artists as Chrissy Hynde (ex Pretenders).
In 2000 he founded the Scurvy Brothers, a band with an intense live presence that covers tunes by the great Steely Dan. Tour with Alex Britti.
In 2001 he played on the recording of the opening music for the International Games, 'Jeux de la FrancoPhonie 2001' sung by Anggun as well as other important French musicians. Tour with Alex Britti.
In July he performed with two blues singers from Chicago, Fontella Bass and Deitra Farr at the Wien Jazz Festival 2001 in Viena as the opening act for Manhattan Transfer. That fall he played on Marcello Modugno's (Sony-Music) album, "Mercuzio" for the promotion of the single, 'Fatto di te'.
Since 2002, De Seta has been part of the power-trio, Virtual Dream, with whom he recorded the CD, 'Casuality' produced by 99th Floor-AudioGlobe.
iTim Tour Summer 2002.
Recorded, '3' with Alex Britti. Helped write and record 3 tracks on British singer-songwriter, Donovan's new album.
Promotional Tour with singer, Syria.
Recorded and co-produced the debut album of the Blues Fritz Gang (BAOL) quartet.
Founded the Blues In Vein Trio with Stefania Calenda.
Collaborated with Claudio Campadello's Polybass Trio to record the CD Zone Remote (Videoradio Jazz).
In 2003 he produced the album, Blues Francesco Vinci & Bootleg Band (Pagina 3) and started a collaboration the Brazilian singer-songwriter Zè Galia. He opened for Robben Ford and the Blue Line at the Abu Dhabi Jazz and the Liri Blues Festivals with Lello Panìco and the Fritz Gang.
In the same year he was invited to play with other renowned Italian percussionists at the Drummers United - Tempi Moderni convention, a DVD of which was released by Carish.
He played on French singer, Garou Seul's final album (Sony Music) "Reviens."
Summer Tour 2003 with Gianni Togni.
In 2004 De Seta took part in singer-songwriter Bungaro's summer tour. In that same year, he played on singer-songwriter Andrea Sisti's new CD - "Dietro le Quinte" with other such guests as Donovan, Remo Girone and Giorgio Arlorio, released in 2005 by Aliante records. Summer tour 2004 with Gianni Togni. Also in 2004, he began collaboration with Italian-Canadian guitarist JP Cervoni, with whom he performed at the Colfelice Blues Festival. He toured Europe with the Lorenzo Feliciati quartet to promote the CD, "Upon My Head."
Beyond his musical activities, Lucrezio de Seta is an extremely active at the educational level. For over two years he was a contributing writer to Percussioni magazine. He taught drums and music theory and assisted several drumming greats in various clinics and seminars (Kim Plainfield, Pete Zeldman, Virgil Donati, Akira Jimbo, David Garibaldi). He participated in the Clinics-Tour and at DismaShow for German companies Sonor and the Roland Corporation. He has endorsed Marchi Gretsch, UFIP, Vic Firth, Gibraltar, Toca, AKG, Acquarian.
A hyperactive personality leads de Seta to write and arrange music for projects as varied as 'Sonus Ludi' for the soundtrack to the theatrical production "ELLE ELLE," directed by Gianni Ippoliti, and for the short film of German director Johannes von Hessler - "Genug Gelacht." He composed and recorded jingles for the 2001 Monte dei Paschi di Siena advertisements and has played on and produced the following albums: Francesca De Fazi (99), Francesco Vinci & Bootleg Band (02), Virtual Dream - Casuality (02), Fritz Gang - Out Of Blue (03), Blues In Vein (03), Power Of Soul - Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix (03), Marco Conidi - Sai Quante Come Te (03), Lucrezio de Seta and His Scurvy Brothers (05).
He is currently Musical Director for Headache - Thalia recording studios in Roma.