Rudy Rotta Band
Rudy Rotta is a name
you won't easily forget once you've heard or seen him perform. This native born italian has the blues not only in
his blood, but deep down in his soul as well.
After making it big in his home country, Rudy stormed
across Europe like hurricane leaving Germany, Austria,
Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, France, England and Ireland
in its wake. The reputation of this guitar killer reached
the hearts of american blues lovers and it's been a continuous
journey through the blues heartland of America ever since.
His music is a demonstration
of hid outstandind talent as
a singer guitarist and composer;
he subtly combines a modern style
with blues roots and a rocky
funk soul character.
He has truly proved himself to be, cream of the crop
of the Euro blues bands. He was a sensation on the
European blues circuit before crossing the ocean and
creating waves in the USA. He' s now considerated
one of the best blues musicians worldwide by the European
and American specialized press.
Over the past few years he's been exploding on the
scene appearing at important blues festivals and performig
with world-renowened artists on both sides of the Atlantic.
Recentely he starred at the Ultimate
R & B Cruise
in the Mediterranean where he was
in the company of some of the finest: Luther Allison, Buckwheat
Zydeco, Marcia Ball and John Mayall,
who made a special request to sit with Rudy
at one of his shows.
He was invited to the Kansas City Blues
he shared the limelight with Al Green,
Taj Mahal and Brian Setzer before
an audience of 20,000 enthusiastic fans.
was selected Europe's Top Act.
Shortly thereafter he flew back to Kansas City
to the Grand
to be the Olympus of blues clubs, to cut his
In 1996 Rudy was on the prestigious stage of the Tenco Festival in Sanremo (Italy) with Lowell Fulson. The show went on the National tv Rai.
In January 1997 he partecipated
in the Ultimate
R & B
Cruise in the Caribbean with legendary
greats such as Etta
James, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Taj Mahal,
and many others.
His future looks starred and striped after
having played with top names like B.B. King, The Allman
Brothers, Double Trouble, Valerie Wellington, Zora Young,
Carey Bell, Sugar Blue, Karen Carrol, Roomful of Blues, Clarence
Gatemouth Browm, Maria Muldaur and Joe Louis Walker.
Rudy Rotta is destined to make his mark in the
story of blues. From 5 to 12 June 1998 Rudy
Rotta has been selected for "The
Eight Ultimate R & B Cruise" in
the isles of Greece with Taj Mahal,
Fabolus Thunderbirds, Son Seals, Duke Robillard, John Hammond
and Marcia Ball.
Guest of John Mayall at "Delta
Blues" and at Boston's "House
of Blues" in
In these last years, Rudy is continuously requested
to perform in Europe, he has registered a show for English
BBC as also for the well known radio
FM in London. He has participated
to the The
Great British R&B Festival in Colne.
He had the great honour of having the ‘mythic’ Hammond
Auger playing with him in 2 tours
in 2000 and 2001 as well as performing with Robben Ford. In
July 2001 B.B. King wanted him on stage, with
him, for his performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
In the 2003 the CD entitled The
Beatles in Blues is
a great success of public and critics.
In 2004 and 2005 Rudy has bring 2 albums; the
first is a benefit project with the contribute of Brian Auger,
John Mayall, Robben Ford, Peter Green,
with pop, blues and rock standards from ’70.
The other is the live Cd recorded in Verona
during the tour with Brian Auger (2003);
is an extraordinary document of the traditional
dark blues with strong sensations and energy,
style and good feelings. Winds of Louisiana is the event of the year 2006. Entirely recorded in New Orleans with the cream of American musicians is considered a masterpiece by the international press, it was followed by an amazing tour in England and Scotland.
In 2006 for the fifth time he was at the Montreaux Festival and at the "Mississippi Boat Cwelebrating B.B. King" cruisa with B.B. King in person.
Finally Rudy gets the honor to enter the Olympus of the greatest world guitarist, thanks to the first "Rudy Rotta Signature" Stratocaster, produced by Fender Europe, followed by a second Signature edition given him by the Italian Fender dealer at the DISMA music fair of Rimini (Italy).
Rudy Rotta - guitar, vocals
Pippo Guarnera - keyboards
Renato Marcianò - bass
Veronesi Raffaele - drums