Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the metal band BAD As, The Italians, Lady & THE BASS, Natural Born Machine, Bassist Alliance Project, co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project and ex member progressive rock band TwinSpirits (no more active).
Between 2008 and 2018 Alberto has released worldwide 7 solo album (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys, Overloaded, BASSORAMA, Duality, EvoRevolution), spanning from progressive rock metal to fusion. It’s albums also featured legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Marco Minnemann (the Aristocrats), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.
Alberto has been featured on the cover of magazine such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland). Moreover, on March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”.
Alberto has also recorded for several international artists such as Italian pop singer Alexia and is now playing bass for Canadian rock singer and songwriter Kim Bingham (Nelly Furtado) and The Italians, sharing stages with artists such as Alan Parsons, Suzanne Vega, Jørn Lande, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore and others.
In 2016 founded a new metal band called BADASS (now called BAD As) featuring singer Titta Tani (CS’s Goblin, ex DGM), guitarist Alessio “Lex” Tricarico and drummer Denis “Denzy” Novello. Their debut album “More Pain, More Gain” has been released on April 15th 2017 (Lion Music / Cargo Records UK). In 2018 the line-up changed and on November 31 BAD AS released their second album “Midnight Curse” through Rockshot Records and toured in Europe opening for Vinnie Moore (UFO).
On December 15th 2017, Rigoni together with bassist Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under) released a new studio project called Bassists Alliance. The first album “Crush” will feature top notch bassists such as Michael Manring, Adam Nitti, Steve di Giorgio, Colin Edwin, Mark Mitchell, Scott Reeder, Dmitry Lisenko, Brandino BassMaster, Ryan Martini, Leonid Maksimov, Tony Grey.
In 2019 BAD As produced its third album “Crucified Society” (released by Sliptrick records on March 17 2020) and Alberto composed his eight solo album featuring Thomas Lang on drums, released on June 7 2019 under the name “Prog Injection”.
In 2020 signs with prestigious label Marquee/Belle Antique and Sliptrick Records for the release of his ninth instrumental prog solo album “Odd Times” featuring Marco Minnemann on drums and Alexandra Zerner on guitars and keyboards (release date: June 28th 2020 in Japan, July 7 rest of the world)
Alberto is now working on a new AOR band called “Natural Born Machine” featuring famous Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman that will be released on February 2021 by Pride and Joy
Collaboration as endorser/demonstrator: Fender, Jackson, Music Man, Sadowsky, Cort, Warwick,, D’Addario strings, HipShot, Nordstrand Pickups, Peterson Tuners, Sonuus, Gruv Gear, RME Audio (Midiware), DarkGlass Electronics pedals, Rheingold Music cables, Waves Audio, Dynaudio