Portnoy in concert at the Le Mura club. The Capitoline indie rock band, born in the alleys of northern Rome, performed on Thursday 9 September in the historic venue of the San Lorenzo district, recording a sold out. The group, consisting of Marco Pittiruti (lead vocal and rhythm guitar) Francesco Catalfamo (lead guitar and backing vocals) Federica Valentini (bass and backing vocals) e Giampiero Bartiromo (drums), inaugurated the new musical season with an intense and captivating live. In the lineup, their best known songs, from At least one artist a Dinosaurs, taken from the album Not to be alone (available on Spotify, Amazon Music and Applemusic).
The band’s sound, coherent and recognizable, is in the balance between the 80’s new wave of the Cure and the Brit pop of Oasis. “As for the lyrics – explains Catalfamo, author of the twilight tracks – we have a certain emo attitude and we always try to insert an ounce of truth into what we express. The Baustelle remain the Italian reference model, but we also greatly appreciate the writing of I Dogs».
The Roman group – named after Philip Roth’s novel Portnoy’s lament (a monologue between the patient and his therapist) – was born from the meeting between Francesco and Marco on the football fields in adolescence. Later Giampiero and Federica are added to complete the training.
Between 2017 and 2019, Portnoy participate in several festivals and contests including the Meeting del Mare, Pistoia Blues, Rock Contest Controradio, Arezzo Wave, Tour Music Fest, It’s Up 2U! and MEI. In the summer of 2018 they recorded their first self-produced EP at the VDSS Recording Studio.
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