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 I started playing the piano, at the age of 16 also the keyboards with another teacher. I have studied the organ and the cembalo for a while with known teachers and professional concert players.
HISTORY AS MUSICIAN:
I founded RHAPSODY OF FIRE together with Luca Turilli and until yet that’s my only band.
Stubborn, patient, passionate, dedicated.
ALL TIME FAVOURITE BANDS:
CRIMSON GLORY, RIOT, ALTER BRIDGE, VAN HALEN, EUROPE, RAINBOW, DEL CASTILLO.
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:
“The Frozen Tears Of Angels”.
FAVOURITE SONGS OF RHAPSODY:
“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 listeners out there I want to say THANK YOU for being sosupportive through all these years. Also,let me allow to say that we should realize how lucky and rich we are compared to people or countries living close to us. Our abundance it’s a gift and should be used to help who is in need without expecting something back.