Singer-songwriter Manuel Bellone has his roots in the tradition of folk and American country music, fused with a strong spirit of rock 'n' roll.
"I'm a folk-rock songwriter from Palermo, Sicily. Last year, me and my band played all over Europe, showcasing songs from my last two albums, "Light From The Grave" and "Split Pot".
I write and perform my own songs and I'am influenced by many artists, especially from classic folk, blues rock.
Classic, but unique: that's what I like, and it's also how I'd like to be seen."
Audiences (and music critics) loved the gigs - as did the band - so now Manuel is looking forward to heading out on tour again, with the hope of making the experience even better.
Manuel has played in a number of significant festivals including Live At Heart in Orebro (SWE), the Jazz & Blues Festival in Motala (SWE), and the Folkest Festival (IT).
With his first solo EP out in 2013 “Lost Every Night Alone”, the
folk-rock singer songwriter MANUEL BELLONE, influenced by artists
such as Ryan Adams Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Gram Parsons, the
american traditional music and the acoustic music of the early 70s
Stones and Zeppelin, inspired by Alfons Maria Mucha’s paintings and Sicily’s countryside fragrance, Manuel starts his path that
will lead to the “Light From The Grave” LP, out in 2015, that will bring
him to play more than 100 gigs in the clubs and theaters all around
Europe, making him one of the hardest working Italian musicians
At the of 2016 it’s the turn of “You Need A Plan B To Stay Alive”, a
live EP that celebrates one year and a half of touring and anticipates
the return of Manuel Bellone into the recording studio for his
forthcoming LP "Split Pot".
"Split Pot" is the treasure chest containing what and where we have
been during the last ten years, the people we've met, everything we've
done, so whatever inspired our songs."
That's how Manuel Bellone and band talk about their album, out April
the 18th 2017 along with the beginning of Manuel Bellone's European
Just like the Stones' "Exile On Main Street", the songs where recorded
during what we can consider a musical retreat in the middle of Sicilian country side, totally DIY.
In Oct 14 2020 Manuel released a new single, "a case of an endless
He says: This song represent feelings I had during an hard year, state
of emotions that cannot be expressed in spoken words.
This new track wants to be just a little something between the long
period of silence after "Split pot" and the next album, scheduled for