Alex Staropoli - Keyboards
PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH:
Trieste, Italy, 09/01/1970
ACTUALLY LIVING IN:
WHEN AND HOW DID YOU START PLAYING YOUR INSTRUMENT:
At the age of 8 my parents bought me a piano and I started my studies, at the age of 18 I got into keyboards and after a few years I have studied the cembalo.
Roland Phantom G7, Logic Pro X, Emes speakers
HISTORY AS MUSICIAN:
I have co-founded Rhapsody Of Fire together with Luca Turilli.
Stubborn, patient, passionate, dedicated.
ALL TIME FAVOURITE BANDS:
Alter Bridge, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, Europe, Queen, Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, Del Castillo, Crimson Glory, Midnight.
ALL TIME FAVOURITE ALBUMS:
“Transcendence” (Crimson Glory), “One Day Remains” (Alter Bridge), “5150” (Van Halen).
ALL TIME FAVOURITE SONGS:
All the Crimson Glory songs from the albums “Crimson Glory” and “Transcendence”.
FAVOURITE ALBUM OF RHAPSODY OF FIRE:
“Dark Wings Of Steel”.
FAVOURITE SONGS OF RHAPSODY OF FIRE:
“The Frozen Tears Of Angels”, “Reign Of Terror”, “Lost In Cold Dreams”.
YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE GENRE:
Fantasy, Action and Comedy.
ALL TIME FAVOURITE MOVIES:
“The Lord Of The Rings”, “Gladiator”, “Braveheart”, “Conan The Barbarian”, “Alien”, “Nightmare Before Christmas”.
Body building, swimming and travelling.
CURIOSITIES, WORDS AND THOUGHTS:
I like to keep my private life as much separate as possible from my job as musician. I like to have a normal everyday life as everyone else. It's a relief when I train in my gym or go in places where most of the people have no clue about who I am. In this way I keep myself grounded and when I am back in the business I feel much more powerful and motivated.
YOUR ARTISTIC DREAM:
Rhapsody Of Fire's music used in movies, video games and in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).
YOUR LIFE’S DREAM:
Keep going creating music.
YOUR MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:
To all the RHAPSODY OF FIRE's fans out there I want to say THANK YOU for being so supportive through all these years.