Tommy Ermolli – Step Ahead
Release date: October 6th 2009
Label: Lion Music
“Step Ahead” shows Tommy Ermolli deliver 9 tracks predominantly in a rock setting showing both his melodic and virtuosic guitar styles. These tracks are mirrored with a couple of softer numbers for good measure. All of which showcase Tommy’s guitar and compositional skill with strong production values.
Aided by his Twinspirits band colleagues Daniele Liverani (keyboards), Dario Ciccioni (Drums and percussion) and Alberto Rigoni (Bass on Joy of Illusion, Enlightening Darkness, Renewed, Magic) the sound on “Step Ahead” is a very accessible guitar album, aided by the strong melodies and interesting compositions. Among his influences Tommy counts Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and John Petrucci. Whilst traces of these players can be heard in a few tracks, there is also an original style at play, something which is also apparent in Tommy’s band works.
All songs written, composed and produced by Tommy Ermolli.
Drums recorded at New Frontiers Recording Studio (NFRS), Rovigo, IT.
All guitars, bass and keyboards recorded at Black Stripes Studio, Pernumia, IT.
Mixed by Tommy Ermolli and Ugo Bolzoni at NFRS.
Mastered by Ugo Bolzoni at NFRS.
Cover and artwork by Dario Ciccioni.
Original cover photo by Luigi Caterino.
Tommy Ermolli – guitars and bass.
Dario Ciccioni – Drums and percussions.
Daniele Liverani – Keyboards.
Alberto Rigoni – Bass on Joy of Illusion, Enlightening Darkness, Renewed, Magic.
01. Endless Space.
02. Joy Of Illusion.
03. Step Ahead.
04. Enlightening Darkness.
07. Taking Control.
08. Virtual Redefinition.