ELP Tribute Project

Tarkus & Pictures At An Exhibition

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TOUR DATES

29 APR 2016Elp Tribute Project LiveMARGHERA, VENEZIAITA Al Vapore Jazz Club
8 JAN 2016Elp Tribute Project LiveVEDANO (VA)ITA l'Arlecchino Show Bar
15 DEC 2015Elp Tribute Project LiveFORLI'ITA Naima Club
4 SEP 2015Elp Tribute Project LiveBORETTOITA EXPO in Piazza
8 JUL 2015Elp Tribute Project LiveABANO TERMEITA Woodstock Village "Again and Now"
23 MAY 2015Elp Tribute Project LiveTRADATEITA Cinema Teatro Paolo Grassi
17 MAY 2015Elp Tribute Project LiveGENOVAITA FIM PROG Palco Verde - Ore 18.45
27 MAR 2015Elp Tribute Project LiveFORLI'ITA Naima Club
6 MAR 2015Elp Tribute Project LivePADOVAITA Piccolo Teatro Don Bosco
12 DEC 2014Elp Tribute Project LiveROMAITA Cross Roads
6 DEC 2014Elp Tribute Project LiveMILANOITA Politeatro
24 OCT 2014Elp Tribute Project LiveROMAITA Rai Radio3 - La Stanza Della Musica - Ore 23.00
30 AUG 2014Elp Tribute Project LivePARMAITA Prog For Children - TBC
8 AUG 2014Elp Tribute Project LiveMANDRIO (Correggio)ITA FestAMandrio PD - Main Stage - Ore 22.00
20 JUL 2014Elp Tribute Project LiveABANO TERMEITA Woodstock Village "Again and Now"
19 JUL 2014Elp Tribute Project LiveTERNATEITA WOODinSTOCK (Concerto per il Parkinson) Parco Berrini
11 APR 2014Elp Tribute Project LiveMILANOITA Auditorium Demetrio Stratos - Radio Popolare
24 JAN 2014Elp Tribute Project LiveLUGAGNANO (VR)ITA Club Il Giardino
7 DEC 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveREICHENBACHDE Bergkeller PROG-X-MAS
6 DEC 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveREICHENBACHDE Bergkeller PROG-X-MAS
30 NOV 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveVARESEITA (Per medici senza frontiere) Cinema Politeama
23 NOV 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveMARENO DI PIAVE (TV)ITA The Corner
17 NOV 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveBYDGOSZCZPOL Kuznia Club
15 NOV 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveWARSAWIAPOL Progresja Club
12 NOV 2013Elp Tribute Project LivePOZNANPOL Blue Note Jazz Club
8 NOV 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveOLGIATE OLONAITA MOOM Hotel
2 OCT 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveFAENZAITA Zingaro
2 AUG 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveZOCCA (MO)ITA Festa Della Liberta' - Acoustic Stage - Ore 00.00
20 JUL 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveABANO TERMEITA Woodstock Village "Again and Now"
6 JUL 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveTERNATEITA WOODinSTOCK (Concerto per il Parkinson) Parco Berrini
17 MAY 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveMILANOITA Politeatro
11 MAY 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveROMAITA Teatro Ambra alla Garbatella
3 MAY 2013Elp Tribute Project LivePARMAITA GPLuStile
19 JAN 2013Elp Tribute Project LiveSAN PROSPERO (MO)ITA Batard
17 NOV 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveBYDGOSZCZPOL Kuznia Club
16 NOV 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveWARSAWIAPOL Progresja Club
14 NOV 2012Elp Tribute Project LivePOZNANPOL Blue Note Jazz Club
25 OCT 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveSCANDIANO (RE)ITA KRock Radiostation
20 OCT 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveREICHENBACHDE Bergkeller
30 SEP 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveTERNATEITA WOODinSTOCK (Concerto per il Parkinson) Parco Berrini
10 AUG 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveMODENAITA Parco Ducale Estense
5 AUG 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveGUASTALLA (RE)ITA Reconstruction (Concerto per l'Emilia) Parco Tagliata
3 AUG 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveZOCCA (MO)ITA Festa Della Liberta' - Acoustic Stage - Ore 23.00
1 AUG 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveBELLINZONASUI P.zza Del Sole - Open Air Fest
22 JUL 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveANZOLA DELL'EMILIA(BOLOGNA)ITA We Love Vintage - Ore 20.00
21 JUL 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveVARESEITA Casa Del Disco - Showcase CD by SONY (Bis)
23 JUN 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveVARESEITA Casa Del Disco - Showcase CD by SONY
1 JUN 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveRIOLO TERMEITA ROMBOROCK
21 APR 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveVARESEITA Chiesa di Sant'Imerio - Bosto
7 APR 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveCASTEL BOLOGNESEITA Palasport
6 APR 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveCASTEL BOLOGNESEITA Palasport
9 MAR 2012Elp Tribute Project LiveMILANOITA ROCK 'N'ROLL
25 FEB 2012Elp Tribute Project Live
secret gig
CASTEL BOLOGNESEITA Teatrino del vecchio mercato
3 JULY 2011Elp Tribute Project LiveGAZZADAITA Villa de Strens
6 MAY 2011Elp Tribute Project LiveREICHENBACHDE Bergkeller
30 APR 2011Elp Tribute Project LiveGALLARATEITA Barabba
16 APR 2011Elp Tribute Project, Tagliapietra, Pagliuca, Marton LiveVARESEITA Cinema Politeama
15 JAN 2011Elp Tribute Project LiveLUGAGNANOITA Garden Club
9 JAN 2011Elp Tribute Project LiveMILANOITA BLUE NOTE
23 OCT 2010Elp Tribute Project LiveVARESEITA Twiggy Club
16 JUL 2010Elp Tribute project LiveGENOVAITA Sori Jazz Festival
16 MAY 2010Ending of 2010 US Tour
12 MAY 2010Elp Tribute Project LivePOUGKEEPSIENY The Chance Theatre
11 MAY 2010Elp Tribute Project LiveNEW HAVENCT Toad's Place
10 MAY 2010Elp Tribute Project LiveNEW YORK CITYNY BB King BluesClub
8 MAY 2010Elp Tribute Project LiveNORTH TONAWANDANY Riviera Theatre
7 MAY 2010Elp Tribute Project LivePITTSBURGHPA Diesel
6 MAY 2010Elp Tribute Project LiveCLEVELANDOH House of Blues
3 MAY 2010USA TOUR! Departure for NYC
1 MAY 2010Elp Tribute Project LiveAnfiteatro Santuccio (2010 US Tour preview)
6 MAR 2010Elp Tribute Project LiveMILANOITA Politeatro
6 FEB 2010Elp Tribute Project LiveVERONAITA Garden Club
14 NOV 2009Elp Tribute Project LiveCHIERIITA Patchanka Club
27 OCT 2009Elp Tribute Project Live, Hamburger Symphoniker OrchestraHAMBURGDE Laeiszhalle Music Hall
18 JUL 2009Elp Tribute Project LiveTORINOITA Open Air Festival, Front
4 JUN 2009Elp Tribute Project LiveLUGAGNANOITA Verona Prog Fest
10 MAY 2009Elp Tribute Project LivePADERNO DUGNANOITA BABAU
21 MAR 2009Elp Tribute Project LiveVARESEITA Cinema Politeama
3 DEC 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveROZZANOITA Spazio Aurora
21 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveMONTREUXSUI Montreux Prog Nights 08
15 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveGARCHINGDE Garching a. A. Gasthaus zum Bräu
14 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveLORSCHDE Musiktheater Rex
13 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveSTUTTGARTDE Röhre
12 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveASCHAFFENBURGDE Colos-Saal
10 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LivePRATTELNSUI Z 7
9 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveOBERHAUSEN ZENTRUMDE Altenberg
8 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveUDENNL De Pul
7 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveVERVIERSBEL Spirit of 66
6 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveBRAUNSCHWEIGDE Meier Music Hall
5 NOV 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveKERKRADENL Rock Temple
21 JUN 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveLONDONUK The Pell
20 APR 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveCODEVILLAITA Thunder Road
5 APR 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveMILANOITA via Cena, 1
17 FEB 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveBRESSOITA Blue Rose Saloon
2 FEB 2008Elp Tribute Project LiveNOVEGROITA Vinilmania
29 DEC 2007Elp Tribute Project LiveCUSANO MILANINOITA Marmaja Live Club
1 SEP 2007Elp Tribute Project LiveVARESEITA Giardini Estensi, via sacco 1
9 JUN 2007Elp Tribute Project LiveMILANOITA Chiesa San Leonardo Murialdo
18 MAY 2007Elp Tribute Project LiveVARESEITA Cinema Teatro Nuovo
18 MAR 2007Elp Tribute Project LiveCUSANO MILANINOITA Marmaja Live Club
16 JUL 2006MAURO AIMETTI PROG PROJECT (ELP TRIBUTE) LiveVARESEITA Yan Village
17 JUN 2006MAURO AIMETTI PROG PROJECT (ELP TRIBUTE) LiveVARESEITA Salone Estense
4 JUN 2006MAURO AIMETTI PROG PROJECT (ELP TRIBUTE) LiveMILANOITA Club Le Scimmie
2 JUN 2006MAURO AIMETTI PROG PROJECT (ELP TRIBUTE) LiveGORDUNOSUI Club Pasinetti
1 JUN 2006MAURO AIMETTI PROG PROJECT (ELP TRIBUTE) LiveBANCOSUI Osteria del Teatro Antico

Biografia

Durante il periodo Aprile/Maggio 2006 Mauro Aimetti (Basso, chitarre e voce, collaboratore di Giulio Capiozzo - AREA -, Bernardo Lanzetti & Walter Calloni - PFM - Ged Lynch - Peter Gabriel - Phil Palmer - Eric Clapton -, Hossam Ramzy - Page & Plant - ect. fonda il suo PROG PROJECT (Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tribute). Incontra lungo il cammino artistico del progetto Larry Ceroni (pianista diplomato in piano) e Oscar Abelli (batterista ricco di esperienze in campo Rock Progressive). Il 2 Luglio 2007 ELP Tribute Project ottiene un grosso spot sulla TV RAI TRE all'interno del TGR con un servizio che è seguito da 600.000 persone nel Nord Italia e che mostra una parte del loro concerto/Evento Unico tenutosi il 9 Giugno 2007 nella Basilica Consacrata di Lorenteggio (MI). Per la prima volta sull'altare dopo la Messa, un gruppo Rock suona in luogo sacro un Tributo a Emerson, Lake & Palmer!!! La Chiesa è gremita anche di fans storici che videro ELP nel Maggio 1973 al Velodromo Vigorelli di Milano, che escono entusiasti dal concerto dicendo che il tributo è perfetto nei suoni vintage, nell'amalgama e nella voce che ricorda molto Greg Lake nel suo splendore degli anni 70. Una chicca: viene utilizzato anche l'organo a canne della cattedrale per il concerto... Oltre ad una serie fortunata di concerti e partecipazioni ai festival in Italia, ELP Tribute Project s'imbarca in un Tour Europeo a Novembre 2008 u.s. sotto il Management dei famosi "The Musical Box" (il tributo ufficiale dei Genesis). Il Tour è per celebrare il 35° Anniversario del capolavoro "Brain Salad Surgery" che usciva neanche a farlo apposta il Novembre 1973! La band ripercorre le stesse nazioni che videro i veri ELP protagonisti nel 73! (Holland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany again)! Il feedback molto positivo e il riscontro di pubblico ad ogni concerto europeo è molto incoraggiante per ELP Tribute Project. Ogni sera i fans sono in aumento di presenze e i commenti sono all'unisono gli stessi: "wow, se chiudevo gli occhi sembrava di stare davanti ai veri ELP nel loro stato di grazia del 1973!....", "grazie per il grande regalo che ci avete fatto questa sera! Ho aspettato di sentire dal vivo gli ELP... ho tutti i dischi... mio figlio non era ancora nato..e questa sera li abbiamo sentiti!!.." Il Tour si chiude il 21 Marzo 2009 nel prestigioso e storico ('68) Cinema Politeama di Varese dove 400 fans di ELP arrivano da molte città italiane per assistere allo "SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS". A Varese arrivano da: Ravenna, Carpi, Modena, Padova, Crema, Seveso, Milano, Bergamo, Novara, Cantú, ect.) Ed ecco il resoconto del grosso evento creato appositamente per ELP Tribute Project! Il 27 Ottobre 2009 ELP Tribute Project viene invitato dall'orchestra Sinfonica di Amburgo a suonare insieme a loro (Primo gruppo Rock invitato da questa prestigiosa Orchestra che esiste dal 1956!!!) Il trio di Mauro Aimetti ripropone la versione di Knife Edge tratto dal primo disco di ELP del 1970 e poi esegue insieme ai 60 elementi dell'orchestra sinfonica "Pictures At An Exhibition" di Mussorgskyj nella versione degli ELP + Orchestra del WORKS Orchestral Tour del 1977! Grazie alla stretta collaborazione tra Mauro Aimetti e il direttore Bruno Merse, viene studiata e arrangiata insieme la partitura della Suite di Mussorgskyj che permette di allestire per l'appunto "Pictures At An Exhibition" solo con 1 prova dell'ELP Tribute Project insieme all'Hamburger Symphoniker Orchestra, il giorno stesso del concerto a Amburgo! Il successo è visibile nei video presenti su Youtube (canale "JacoMauro") dove alla fine di "Great Gates of Kiev" il pubblico della stagione sinfonica di Hamburg si alza in piedi per una standing ovation che viene alimentata con 4 minuti di applausi continuati! Grazie a questi video pubblicati in rete, ELP Tribute Project s'imbarca nel suo Primo U.S. Tour a Maggio 2010 suonando in lungo e in largo sulla East Coast da Cleveland a Pittsburgh, Buffalo, New Haven, e molte altre città americane, approdando al prestigioso BB King Blues Club a NYC sulla 42nd Street nel cuore di Times Square! Anche qui in America, i fans storici di ELP accolgono con un grande entusiasmo ELP Tribute Project dicendo all'unisono: "Se chiudo gli occhi sono davanti ai veri ELP! Voi ragazzi siete Great! Avete preso lo stesso sound dei primi ELP del 70/71 che è il nostro periodo favorito del mitico trio inglese!" Tutte le sere lo Show dura due ore e trenta minuti di fila! Nella scaletta vengono riproposti per intero i primi 4 lp storici di ELP! Compresa la suite integrale di "Pictures At An Exhibition" del famoso Live in London del 1970 e la suite immortale di TARKUS...... Il 16 Aprile 2011 u.s. ELP Tribute Project si è esibito nell'ambito della "Prog Rock Exhibition" nel prestigioso e storico ('68) Cinema Politeama di Varese davanti a una platea gremita di oltre 600 fans di ELP arrivati da molte città italiane per assistere allo "SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS". A Varese arrivano da: Ancona, Perugia, Firenze, Ravenna, Carpi, Modena, Padova, Crema, Seveso, Milano, Bergamo, Novara, Cantù, ect.) Il 6 Maggio 2011 u.s. è partito da Reichenbach (Germania) il nuovo Tour Europeo di ELP Tribute Project. Ecco un breve racconto del loro grande successo: "Being on Stage in the same Bergkeller Club where my buddy Tony Levin was there just one month ago, and FOCUS were there too, as well as main acts like: Fish, Pendragon, even Steve Hackett from Genesis played in Reichenbach!.. And getting a nearly packed club full of excited ELP fans, is something that really make me feel very proud of my ELP TP!...Thanks to my new Brother Larry EMO and thanks to Oscar Palmer-bro, Thank's: Uwe, Sit, Gunter, Dieter and to all the beautiful people @ Bergkeller in Reichenbach too!!! Move to tears, Mauro Lake :-)))"

Contatti:
Richieste Generali: info@elptributeproject.com
ELP TP: elp@elptributeproject.com
Prenotazioni: booking@elptributeproject.com

Biography

On last May 2006, Mauro Aimetti gave a birth to his PROG. PROJECT Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tribute along with Larry Ceroni (Hammond, Moog, Keys) and Oscar Abelli (Drums, assorted percussion & Gongs). Recently on the 2nd of July 2007 the last, they have had a big spot on the National TV RAI TRE inside the TGR. The transmission has been attended by 600.000 people !!! The TV RAI spot was taken from their unique event they did on the 9th of June 2007, for the very first time in Italy: Emerson Lake & Palmer Tribute Live in a real consecrated Church in Milan !!! Besides lots of concerts and Festival appearence in Italy, on November 2008 the last, ELP Tribute Project was imbarked on a European Tour (under "The Musical Box" Management) celebrating the 35th Anniversary of ELP masterpiece "Brain Salad Surgery" which included most of the same countries were ELP performed back in 1973 during their BSS European Tour! (Holland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany again) Concluding this Tour on the 21st March 2009 the last in Italy @ the outstanding Cinema Politeama in Varese with more then 400 ELP fans were attending the Show coming down from lots part of Italy: (Ravenna, Carpi, Padova, Modena, Crema, Milan, Seveso, Bergamo, Novara, Cantù, ect.) The very positive feedback in every country from ELP fans were attending the European Tour was very encorauging and supportive for the ELP Tribute Project. Every night the Show lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes straight on! And at the end of the shows the main comment was the same everywhere: "You're so close to the real thing!...Thank's for the big gift you made to us tonight..." On 4th of June 2009 the next, ELP Tribute project is Headlining the "Verona Prog Fest" besides Historical band "The Strawbs" from UK..... On 27th of October 2009 ELP Tribute Project has been invited by Hamburgher Symphoniker Orchestra to play along with them at Laeiszhalle Music Hall in Hamburg. This is a rare opportunity for ELP fans to listen again “Live” some classical piece as like ELP played along with Symphonic Orchestra back to 1977 in Montreal stadium during their WORKS orchestral Tour! WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS!!! LONG LIVE ELP!!! One of the latest performance Live @ prestigious Laeiszhalle Music Hall in Hamburg playing "Pictures At An Exhibition" Fast forward 32 years later: ELP played Pictures At An Exhibition along with Symphony Orchestra during their WORKS Orchestral Tour; it was 1977. On October 27th 2009 ELP Tribute Project has made re-living that magical experience playing Pictures AAEX which has been performed for the first time in Germany along with 60 elements of Hamburger Symphoniker Orchestra! Conductor: Bruno Merse. An astonishing Sold-Out of 2.000 people in the Laesizhalle Music Hall, with standing ovation at the end of "Great Gates of Kiev" of Pictures. There was a magical feeling ih the Theater, 'cause on 7th June 1972, ELP played in the same Laeiszhalle Music Hall!!! And they did Pictures too! Thank's to the tight collaboration and positive synergy between Mauro Aimetti and the Orchestra Conductor Bruno Merse, the Mussorgskyj's chart suite has been studied and arranged together in a very effective way to permit a successful "Pictures At An Exhibition" Live smashing version, got it just taking one only rehearsal by ELP Tribute Project along with the Hamburger Symphoniker Orchestra, during the same day of the concert at the prestigious Laeiszhalle Music Hall in Hamburg!!! Check out on Youtube channel: "JacoMauro" for seeing that ELP Tribute Project's amazing and magic performance along with the Hamburger Symphoniker Orchestra! ... Recently, on May 2010 ELP Tribute Project did their First U.S. Tour as a Trio, playing in some outstanding venues like BB King in NYC (on 42nd Street, in the heart of Times Square), The Riviera Theatre (Buffalo, NY) – this was an outstanding gig in N. Tonawanda! An a cool gig @ Toad's Place, New Haven (CT) as well!!! The Tour was kicking off from the House of Blues in Cleveland, going through many other cities on the East Coast... Every night they played on the East Coast, ELP fans said at the end of the Show the SAME thing: “If I close my eyes, I'm in front of the real ELP... You guys are Great, you picked up the same early ELP sound of 70/71...that's our favourite time–period of the band... You guys got the same blood of ELP... ELP are in your DNA!!!” Credits from people has worked with Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Peter Zumsteg (original manager of ELP‘s Manticore record Company in London back to 1973) said: “This ELP Tribute have the same huge sound of the early EL&P !!! They’re well worth and deserve to go on tour around the world.....” Eileen Craddock (Admin. of Ladies of the Lake – www.ladiesofthelake.com): “Mauro, I've just watched "The Barbarian," and all I can say is, DAMN! You guys sound really great! Well done and nice work by the videographer - very professional. Your sound is huge and you guys are getting better each time I watch/listen. The pics on your site are beautiful. You don't know how much I wish I could see you guys play! Maybe someday you will come over to the US. Thanks for sending the link, it was well worth it! E.” – A Great Show with a wall of sound of the 70's, a tribute to Emerson lake & Palmer (The only Italian ELP tribute) , with a nod to King Crimson. Using original vintage 70's instruments (Hammond organ, Lesley, Mini Moog, Fender Jazz Bass, Gibson Bass, Guild 12 strings acoustic guitar, Gretsch Drums, bell and Chinese Gongs!). The band is a powerful trio recreating the famous aggressive wall of sound of the 70's years and capturing the magic atmosphere of the ELP music featuring: Larry Ceroni on Hammond and keys (a graduated pianist of the conservatory). He can really play Keith Emerson stuff deeply!) Mauro Aimetti on bass, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, Vocals (Steve Washington "Whitney Houston", Ged Lynch "Peter Gabriel, Dave Gilmour" Giulio Capiozzo "AREA", Bernardo Lanzetti & Walter Calloni "PFM" etc.) an outstanding, beautiful bass player ,acoustic guitarist and vocalist, one of the best in Italy and very known in UK as well. His voice is really reach the colour tones in the mood of Greg Lake - Taken from Newspaper "La Prealpina", "La Provincia", "Corriere Della Sera"). Oscar Abelli on Drums, assorted percussion and Gongs. A versatile drummer, he can really play Carl Palmer chops! On 16th of April 2011 the last, ELP Tribute Project came back to Italy @ the outstanding Cinema Politeama in Varese with more then 600 ELP fans were attending the “Show That Never Ends” coming down from lots part of Italy: (Ancona, Perugia, Firenze, Ravenna, Carpi, Padova, Modena, Crema, Milan, Seveso, Bergamo, Novara, Cantù, and so on.) On 6th of May 2011 the last ELP Tribute Project kicked off the Brand New European Tour in Reichenbach (East of Germany). Here it goes a little report from their terrific debut: “Being on Stage in the same Bergkeller Club where my buddy Tony Levin was there just one month ago, and FOCUS were there too, as well as main acts like: Fish, Pendragon, even Steve Hackett from Genesis played in Reichenbach!.. And getting a nearly packed club full of excited ELP fans, is something that really make me feel very proud of my ELP TP!...Thanks to my new Brother Larry EMO and thanks to Oscar Palmer-bro, Thank's: Uwe, Sit, Gunter, Dieter and to all the beautiful people @ Bergkeller in Reichenbach too!!! Move to tears, Mauro Lake :-)))”

Contacts:
General Enquiries: info@elptributeproject.com
ELP TP: elp@elptributeproject.com
Booking: booking@elptributeproject.com

Biography

On last May 2006, Mauro Aimetti gave a birth to his PROG. PROJECT Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tribute along with Larry Ceroni (Hammond, Moog, Keys) and Oscar Abelli (Drums, assorted percussion & Gongs). Recently on the 2nd of July 2007 the last, they have had a big spot on the National TV RAI TRE inside the TGR. The transmission has been attended by 600.000 people !!! The TV RAI spot was taken from their unique event they did on the 9th of June 2007, for the very first time in Italy: Emerson Lake & Palmer Tribute Live in a real consecrated Church in Milan !!! Besides lots of concerts and Festival appearence in Italy, on November 2008 the last, ELP Tribute Project was imbarked on a European Tour (under "The Musical Box" Management) celebrating the 35th Anniversary of ELP masterpiece "Brain Salad Surgery" which included most of the same countries were ELP performed back in 1973 during their BSS European Tour! (Holland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany again) Concluding this Tour on the 21st March 2009 the last in Italy @ the outstanding Cinema Politeama in Varese with more then 400 ELP fans were attending the Show coming down from lots part of Italy: (Ravenna, Carpi, Padova, Modena, Crema, Milan, Seveso, Bergamo, Novara, Cantù, ect.) The very positive feedback in every country from ELP fans were attending the European Tour was very encorauging and supportive for the ELP Tribute Project. Every night the Show lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes straight on! And at the end of the shows the main comment was the same everywhere: "You're so close to the real thing!...Thank's for the big gift you made to us tonight..." On 4th of June 2009 the next, ELP Tribute project is Headlining the "Verona Prog Fest" besides Historical band "The Strawbs" from UK..... On 27th of October 2009 ELP Tribute Project has been invited by Hamburgher Symphoniker Orchestra to play along with them at Laeiszhalle Music Hall in Hamburg. This is a rare opportunity for ELP fans to listen again “Live” some classical piece as like ELP played along with Symphonic Orchestra back to 1977 in Montreal stadium during their WORKS orchestral Tour! WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS!!! LONG LIVE ELP!!! One of the latest performance Live @ prestigious Laeiszhalle Music Hall in Hamburg playing "Pictures At An Exhibition" Fast forward 32 years later: ELP played Pictures At An Exhibition along with Symphony Orchestra during their WORKS Orchestral Tour; it was 1977. On October 27th 2009 ELP Tribute Project has made re-living that magical experience playing Pictures AAEX which has been performed for the first time in Germany along with 60 elements of Hamburger Symphoniker Orchestra! Conductor: Bruno Merse. An astonishing Sold-Out of 2.000 people in the Laesizhalle Music Hall, with standing ovation at the end of "Great Gates of Kiev" of Pictures. There was a magical feeling ih the Theater, 'cause on 7th June 1972, ELP played in the same Laeiszhalle Music Hall!!! And they did Pictures too! Thank's to the tight collaboration and positive synergy between Mauro Aimetti and the Orchestra Conductor Bruno Merse, the Mussorgskyj's chart suite has been studied and arranged together in a very effective way to permit a successful "Pictures At An Exhibition" Live smashing version, got it just taking one only rehearsal by ELP Tribute Project along with the Hamburger Symphoniker Orchestra, during the same day of the concert at the prestigious Laeiszhalle Music Hall in Hamburg!!! Check out on Youtube channel: "JacoMauro" for seeing that ELP Tribute Project's amazing and magic performance along with the Hamburger Symphoniker Orchestra! ... Recently, on May 2010 ELP Tribute Project did their First U.S. Tour as a Trio, playing in some outstanding venues like BB King in NYC (on 42nd Street, in the heart of Times Square), The Riviera Theatre (Buffalo, NY) – this was an outstanding gig in N. Tonawanda! An a cool gig @ Toad's Place, New Haven (CT) as well!!! The Tour was kicking off from the House of Blues in Cleveland, going through many other cities on the East Coast... Every night they played on the East Coast, ELP fans said at the end of the Show the SAME thing: “If I close my eyes, I'm in front of the real ELP... You guys are Great, you picked up the same early ELP sound of 70/71...that's our favourite time–period of the band... You guys got the same blood of ELP... ELP are in your DNA!!!” Credits from people has worked with Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Peter Zumsteg (original manager of ELP‘s Manticore record Company in London back to 1973) said: “This ELP Tribute have the same huge sound of the early EL&P !!! They’re well worth and deserve to go on tour around the world.....” Eileen Craddock (Admin. of Ladies of the Lake – www.ladiesofthelake.com): “Mauro, I've just watched "The Barbarian," and all I can say is, DAMN! You guys sound really great! Well done and nice work by the videographer - very professional. Your sound is huge and you guys are getting better each time I watch/listen. The pics on your site are beautiful. You don't know how much I wish I could see you guys play! Maybe someday you will come over to the US. Thanks for sending the link, it was well worth it! E.” – A Great Show with a wall of sound of the 70's, a tribute to Emerson lake & Palmer (The only Italian ELP tribute) , with a nod to King Crimson. Using original vintage 70's instruments (Hammond organ, Lesley, Mini Moog, Fender Jazz Bass, Gibson Bass, Guild 12 strings acoustic guitar, Gretsch Drums, bell and Chinese Gongs!). The band is a powerful trio recreating the famous aggressive wall of sound of the 70's years and capturing the magic atmosphere of the ELP music featuring: Larry Ceroni on Hammond and keys (a graduated pianist of the conservatory). He can really play Keith Emerson stuff deeply!) Mauro Aimetti on bass, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, Vocals (Steve Washington "Whitney Houston", Ged Lynch "Peter Gabriel, Dave Gilmour" Giulio Capiozzo "AREA", Bernardo Lanzetti & Walter Calloni "PFM" etc.) an outstanding, beautiful bass player ,acoustic guitarist and vocalist, one of the best in Italy and very known in UK as well. His voice is really reach the colour tones in the mood of Greg Lake - Taken from Newspaper "La Prealpina", "La Provincia", "Corriere Della Sera"). Oscar Abelli on Drums, assorted percussion and Gongs. A versatile drummer, he can really play Carl Palmer chops! On 16th of April 2011 the last, ELP Tribute Project came back to Italy @ the outstanding Cinema Politeama in Varese with more then 600 ELP fans were attending the “Show That Never Ends” coming down from lots part of Italy: (Ancona, Perugia, Firenze, Ravenna, Carpi, Padova, Modena, Crema, Milan, Seveso, Bergamo, Novara, Cantù, and so on.) On 6th of May 2011 the last ELP Tribute Project kicked off the Brand New European Tour in Reichenbach (East of Germany). Here it goes a little report from their terrific debut: “Being on Stage in the same Bergkeller Club where my buddy Tony Levin was there just one month ago, and FOCUS were there too, as well as main acts like: Fish, Pendragon, even Steve Hackett from Genesis played in Reichenbach!.. And getting a nearly packed club full of excited ELP fans, is something that really make me feel very proud of my ELP TP!...Thanks to my new Brother Larry EMO and thanks to Oscar Palmer-bro, Thank's: Uwe, Sit, Gunter, Dieter and to all the beautiful people @ Bergkeller in Reichenbach too!!! Move to tears, Mauro Lake :-)))” Kontakte:
Allgemeine Anfragen: info@elptributeproject.com
ELP TP: elp@elptributeproject.com
Buchung: booking@elptributeproject.com

TARKUS

The chief feature of the album is the "Tarkus" suite, originally forming the whole of side one of the album. The “Tarkus” album is without any doubt a ELP's Masterpiece, and came out in 1971. Greg Lake stated in an early interview that he viewed Tarkus as a representation of the military-industrial complex, and that his lyrics were about that, and about the futility of war and strife. On the album cover, commissioned to the graphic designer and painter William Neal, who won a contest between visual graphic artists held by ELP. The inner gatefold sleeve was made after the music was created and recorded, Tarkus is depicted as a half armadillo/half tank creature, born from an egg erupted from a volcano. The inner gatefold sleeve features a sequence of pictures depicting battles between Tarkus and other half-mechanical creatures, until its eventual defeat by a Manticore - the only creature in the tale that is wholly organic. Tarkus is then shown, defeated but still living, and weeping a tear of blood as he floats down a river in "Aquatarkus". The band later named its own record company Manticore Records. The lyrics of the "Tarkus" suite relate only very abstractly to the story as delineated in the images: “Mass” is musings on organised religion (as is "The Only Way"), while "Battlefield" is a general statement about war and what war causes (such as: "You talk of freedom? Starving children fall..."). Keith Emerson later said in his autobiography that he presented most of the piece fully formed to the rest of the band and as such Greg Lake was initially not pleased about the band's new direction.

Other songs

The track "Battlefield" features one of the rare electric guitar solos from Greg Lake. Some live versions also featured an excerpt from a King Crimson song, "Epitaph", originally co-authored and sung by Lake on Crimson's first album. The final track, "Are You Ready Eddy?", was written for the band's recording engineer, Advision Studios' Eddie Offord. The song, whose music is an arrangement of Bobby Troup's "The Girl Can't Help It", ends with Carl Palmer exclaiming "They've only got 'am or cheese!", a reference to what were apparently the only sandwiches on offer in the Advision canteen. Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Pop albums 9

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Pictures at an Exhibition is a masterpiece album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 as a live album and re-released in 2001 as a remastered edition including both live and studio versions of Modest Mussorgsky's classical piece Pictures at an Exhibition. The original live album was recorded at Newcastle City Hall in North East England. The opening track of the album was played on a Harrison & Harrison pipe organ which was installed in the City Hall in 1928. The organ console is some way above stage level, at the top of a stepped terrace used for choral performances. The drum roll connecting the opening track to the next served to cover Emerson's dash back down to the stage. There is also a video made of a different live performance (Lyceum Theatre, London - Dec. 9th, 1970). This had a limited theatrical release in 1973, and a remastered DVD release with Dolby surround sound in 2000. Being a live album, sometimes Keith Emerson's voltage-controlled Moog oscillators went out of tune, due to humidity and temperature, as usual for modular synthesizers. Cover design The original album cover, commissioned to William Neal who designed and painted every canvas, used a gatefold sleeve, depicting on the outside blank picture frames labeled with the titles of the pieces: "The Old Castle", "The Gnome", etc. The paintings size were huge oil paintings full of ELP symbolism, like the Tarkus background in the "Hut" and the white dove embossed into the Titanium white oil paint in "Promenade". On the inner sleeve, all of the paintings were revealed, but one remains blank: "Promenade". The musical piece, of course, is not about a picture, but represents a walk through the gallery. Some CD covers use only the "revealed" version. All of the paintings were later hung at the Hammersmith Town Hall London and photographed by Keith Morris and Nigel Marlow, both former graduates from Guildford Art School.

Charts

The album reached #3 in the UK album chart in December 1971, only by virtue of the fact that budget-priced albums (of which Pictures at an Exhibition was one), were eligible for inclusion at that time. At the beginning of 1972 another change in the chart rules excluded them again, which meant that Pictures... disappeared from the chart from #9 after a run of just 5 weeks. In the US Billboard album chart it peaked at #10 in early 1972.

TARKUS

The chief feature of the album is the "Tarkus" suite, originally forming the whole of side one of the album. The “Tarkus” album is without any doubt a ELP's Masterpiece, and came out in 1971. Greg Lake stated in an early interview that he viewed Tarkus as a representation of the military-industrial complex, and that his lyrics were about that, and about the futility of war and strife. On the album cover, commissioned to the graphic designer and painter William Neal, who won a contest between visual graphic artists held by ELP. The inner gatefold sleeve was made after the music was created and recorded, Tarkus is depicted as a half armadillo/half tank creature, born from an egg erupted from a volcano. The inner gatefold sleeve features a sequence of pictures depicting battles between Tarkus and other half-mechanical creatures, until its eventual defeat by a Manticore - the only creature in the tale that is wholly organic. Tarkus is then shown, defeated but still living, and weeping a tear of blood as he floats down a river in "Aquatarkus". The band later named its own record company Manticore Records. The lyrics of the "Tarkus" suite relate only very abstractly to the story as delineated in the images: “Mass” is musings on organised religion (as is "The Only Way"), while "Battlefield" is a general statement about war and what war causes (such as: "You talk of freedom? Starving children fall..."). Keith Emerson later said in his autobiography that he presented most of the piece fully formed to the rest of the band and as such Greg Lake was initially not pleased about the band's new direction.

Other songs

The track "Battlefield" features one of the rare electric guitar solos from Greg Lake. Some live versions also featured an excerpt from a King Crimson song, "Epitaph", originally co-authored and sung by Lake on Crimson's first album. The final track, "Are You Ready Eddy?", was written for the band's recording engineer, Advision Studios' Eddie Offord. The song, whose music is an arrangement of Bobby Troup's "The Girl Can't Help It", ends with Carl Palmer exclaiming "They've only got 'am or cheese!", a reference to what were apparently the only sandwiches on offer in the Advision canteen. Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Pop albums 9

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Pictures at an Exhibition is a masterpiece album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 as a live album and re-released in 2001 as a remastered edition including both live and studio versions of Modest Mussorgsky's classical piece Pictures at an Exhibition. The original live album was recorded at Newcastle City Hall in North East England. The opening track of the album was played on a Harrison & Harrison pipe organ which was installed in the City Hall in 1928. The organ console is some way above stage level, at the top of a stepped terrace used for choral performances. The drum roll connecting the opening track to the next served to cover Emerson's dash back down to the stage. There is also a video made of a different live performance (Lyceum Theatre, London - Dec. 9th, 1970). This had a limited theatrical release in 1973, and a remastered DVD release with Dolby surround sound in 2000. Being a live album, sometimes Keith Emerson's voltage-controlled Moog oscillators went out of tune, due to humidity and temperature, as usual for modular synthesizers. Cover design The original album cover, commissioned to William Neal who designed and painted every canvas, used a gatefold sleeve, depicting on the outside blank picture frames labeled with the titles of the pieces: "The Old Castle", "The Gnome", etc. The paintings size were huge oil paintings full of ELP symbolism, like the Tarkus background in the "Hut" and the white dove embossed into the Titanium white oil paint in "Promenade". On the inner sleeve, all of the paintings were revealed, but one remains blank: "Promenade". The musical piece, of course, is not about a picture, but represents a walk through the gallery. Some CD covers use only the "revealed" version. All of the paintings were later hung at the Hammersmith Town Hall London and photographed by Keith Morris and Nigel Marlow, both former graduates from Guildford Art School.

Charts

The album reached #3 in the UK album chart in December 1971, only by virtue of the fact that budget-priced albums (of which Pictures at an Exhibition was one), were eligible for inclusion at that time. At the beginning of 1972 another change in the chart rules excluded them again, which meant that Pictures... disappeared from the chart from #9 after a run of just 5 weeks. In the US Billboard album chart it peaked at #10 in early 1972.

TARKUS

The chief feature of the album is the "Tarkus" suite, originally forming the whole of side one of the album. The “Tarkus” album is without any doubt a ELP's Masterpiece, and came out in 1971. Greg Lake stated in an early interview that he viewed Tarkus as a representation of the military-industrial complex, and that his lyrics were about that, and about the futility of war and strife. On the album cover, commissioned to the graphic designer and painter William Neal, who won a contest between visual graphic artists held by ELP. The inner gatefold sleeve was made after the music was created and recorded, Tarkus is depicted as a half armadillo/half tank creature, born from an egg erupted from a volcano. The inner gatefold sleeve features a sequence of pictures depicting battles between Tarkus and other half-mechanical creatures, until its eventual defeat by a Manticore - the only creature in the tale that is wholly organic. Tarkus is then shown, defeated but still living, and weeping a tear of blood as he floats down a river in "Aquatarkus". The band later named its own record company Manticore Records. The lyrics of the "Tarkus" suite relate only very abstractly to the story as delineated in the images: “Mass” is musings on organised religion (as is "The Only Way"), while "Battlefield" is a general statement about war and what war causes (such as: "You talk of freedom? Starving children fall..."). Keith Emerson later said in his autobiography that he presented most of the piece fully formed to the rest of the band and as such Greg Lake was initially not pleased about the band's new direction.

Other songs

The track "Battlefield" features one of the rare electric guitar solos from Greg Lake. Some live versions also featured an excerpt from a King Crimson song, "Epitaph", originally co-authored and sung by Lake on Crimson's first album. The final track, "Are You Ready Eddy?", was written for the band's recording engineer, Advision Studios' Eddie Offord. The song, whose music is an arrangement of Bobby Troup's "The Girl Can't Help It", ends with Carl Palmer exclaiming "They've only got 'am or cheese!", a reference to what were apparently the only sandwiches on offer in the Advision canteen. Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Pop albums 9

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Pictures at an Exhibition is a masterpiece album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 as a live album and re-released in 2001 as a remastered edition including both live and studio versions of Modest Mussorgsky's classical piece Pictures at an Exhibition. The original live album was recorded at Newcastle City Hall in North East England. The opening track of the album was played on a Harrison & Harrison pipe organ which was installed in the City Hall in 1928. The organ console is some way above stage level, at the top of a stepped terrace used for choral performances. The drum roll connecting the opening track to the next served to cover Emerson's dash back down to the stage. There is also a video made of a different live performance (Lyceum Theatre, London - Dec. 9th, 1970). This had a limited theatrical release in 1973, and a remastered DVD release with Dolby surround sound in 2000. Being a live album, sometimes Keith Emerson's voltage-controlled Moog oscillators went out of tune, due to humidity and temperature, as usual for modular synthesizers. Cover design The original album cover, commissioned to William Neal who designed and painted every canvas, used a gatefold sleeve, depicting on the outside blank picture frames labeled with the titles of the pieces: "The Old Castle", "The Gnome", etc. The paintings size were huge oil paintings full of ELP symbolism, like the Tarkus background in the "Hut" and the white dove embossed into the Titanium white oil paint in "Promenade". On the inner sleeve, all of the paintings were revealed, but one remains blank: "Promenade". The musical piece, of course, is not about a picture, but represents a walk through the gallery. Some CD covers use only the "revealed" version. All of the paintings were later hung at the Hammersmith Town Hall London and photographed by Keith Morris and Nigel Marlow, both former graduates from Guildford Art School.

Charts

The album reached #3 in the UK album chart in December 1971, only by virtue of the fact that budget-priced albums (of which Pictures at an Exhibition was one), were eligible for inclusion at that time. At the beginning of 1972 another change in the chart rules excluded them again, which meant that Pictures... disappeared from the chart from #9 after a run of just 5 weeks. In the US Billboard album chart it peaked at #10 in early 1972.

First German review by Jan Geisler:

A fantastic night along with a great band again yesterday night at Bergkeller in Reichenbach (East of Germany). Uwe,The boss of the Club, has the right choice-feel for finding out amazing bands, and these are excellent musicians indeed. You must be very talented to get the same high level for playing as Emerson or Palmer and singing like Greg Lake. I was very skeptical, but those guys can really play without any doubt. A young keyboard player which makes his hands flying on the keys like this one, he made me feel at the top. A couple of pics to watch: During "Knife Edge" a knife, of course, is appeared on stage as well!

Review by John A. Wilcox: ELP Tribute Project Live at Toad‘s Place - New Haven (CT) (May 2010) USA Tour

"I first heard Emerson, Lake & Palmer back in 1972, when I was all of 12, when my brother bought Trilogy to learn From The Beginning to play in his cover band. After close to 38 years, they're in my DNA. I'm delighted to say they're also in the DNA of the ELP Tribute Project. They have every nuance, every note nailed! They breathe ELP. The show kicked off with The Barbarian and its brooding, dark genius. The dark power continued with Knife-Edge and only lightened with the beautiful Take A Pebble. The band truly captured that early energy of ELP to perfection, and this was perfectly expressed with a complete, mind blowing Pictures At An Exhibition. It was one of those "time machine" moments - I was very nearly overwhelmed by what I was seeing as well as hearing. From The Beginning was lovely, followed by a very spirited take of Hoedown. I was basking in prog heaven at this point. Now it was time for Tarkus. Perhaps my favorite ELP composition, the ELP Tribute Project really delivered the goods here. The opening through the Battlefield section were played spot on to the studio version. Then we got a fierce drum solo going into Battlefield again - this time acoustically, and seguing into Epitaph before going back to a full band Aquatarkus. This final section was played with that rolling rhythm Carl Palmer played in the live sets of the Seventies. I was in disbelief. The evening ended on a light note with the rollicking Nutrocker. See this band if they are in your area. You are guaranteed a night of musical Mecca".

The ELP Tribute Project Interview by Carla Huntington

From his early days of hearing Greg Lake sing on an older brothers Emerson, Lake and Palmer record, Mauro (Lake) Aimetti knew what he wanted from life. Studying to be a musician Mauro traveled from his Italian home to Boston’s Berklee College of Music where he honed his craft on the bass guitar. Flash forward to 2006 when Mauro Aimetti realized a dream and gave birth to his PROG. PROJECT, Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tribute band. Using original vintage 70's instruments (Hammond organ, Lesley, Mini Moog, Fender Jazz Bass, Gibson Bass, Guild 12 strings acoustic guitar, Gretsch Drums, bells and Chinese gongs, The ELP Tribute Project has been playing venues all over Europe and now they have embarked on their first tour of the United States.

Carla: Why has the Tribute Project decided that now is the time to come to the US? Did you choose to come over while Emerson and Lake were on there own tour or was it just fate?

Mauro: Laughs... No, no, no... it was kind of strange. I believe in fate. I had recently lost my father and he was very much a big supporter of my music. Just after I lost him my music started to take a different direction. Shortly after I got a call for The Project to play with an orchestra in Hamburg and then after that we started putting a lot of our videos on You Tube and the internet. After that, an agent of the Genesis cover band The Musical Box contacted me when he saw them and that was the beginning of planning this tour. So fate just seemed to take us on these plans.

Carla: I hear that you will be meeting Greg Lake on your tour too!

Mauro: Yes! That has always been a musical dream of mine. He is my mentor and I have always looked up to him and respected him. I have been a bit of a "pen friend" with him and he has always been so kind to me. I think he is really great. He is my mentor in my music career and I think that he is a really deep man and very kind to me. I am really looking forward to that! I have to say a big thanks to ELP and Greg and that is the reason I decided to take a musical career with my life. I heard them when I was just 12/13 years old and decided that a career in music would be my life. It is very special to me. It is also great to be back in the states after my Berklee College of Music days too!

Carla: So you have some really good musicians with you...

Mauro: Oh yes! Definitely. When I younger I had a small tribute band where we did songs like Take a Pebble and a few others. Later on I did a bit of jazz/funk and other styles when I was trained at Berklee. My favorite has always been prog music and the music of ELP. One night I got a call to see Carl Palmer play at a venue close to my house. I was only sitting a meter away and listening to all this great music like "Knife Edge" and others live. I realized that I really wanted to hear this great music live again. It had the same kind of impact that I had as a kid. I was so impressed by his energy. The main thing was trying to figure out if it was the right time to take all this music out on the road again. I saw all these young kids in the audience and they knew all the music of ELP! I think that the new generation is changing their direction in music and thanks to their parents, they are listening to the old records and open to this type of music again. After that, I was really impressed by this fact and then decided to form the band. Originally I would have loved to have Carl on drums! (Laughs) At the time he with ASIA and everything so there really was no chance.

Carla: So what are people going to hear on this tour? I know that you have worked with orchestras in Europe but won’t be doing that here. Can you give us glimpses of the set list?

Mauro: I am bringing a positive spirit with me on this tour. I know that there are a lot of fans in the US. I think that they will be pleased. We have quite a lot from over the years. Of course, Tarkus, Lucky Man and all the favorites, but we will also be doing a lot from the earlier albums... The Three Fates and others. We have a lot of good energy and talent and I think now is the time to share that with the fans in the United States.

Carla: You have a lot of good venues scheduled and I hope that everyone will come out and hear your music.

Mauro: Well this is a tribute to a band that I have always loved and it is my way of saying thank you for all the great music. I love this music and I am sure that everyone when they hear us will love it too! We have good musicians, good places to play and good music. I think everyone will have a great time. Our music is not a competition but the best way to show how much I appreciate the music of ELP.

Carla: Thanks Mauro! I hope to see you on tour and wish you all the best while you are here and in the future. p.s. Mauro realized his lifelong dream and met up with his mentor Greg Lake in Cleveland!

Catch the band on May13th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY and on May 16th at the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT!

ELP Talk about their Upcoming Reunion at High Voltage and ELP Tribute Band on BBC Radio 5

On a recent BBC Radio 5 show, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer talk about their 40th Anniversary reunion and also mention the Italian ELP Tribute Band.

This is an excerpt taken from BBC Radio 5

Click Here to download

















First German review by Jan Geisler:

A fantastic night along with a great band again yesterday night at Bergkeller in Reichenbach (East of Germany). Uwe,The boss of the Club, has the right choice-feel for finding out amazing bands, and these are excellent musicians indeed. You must be very talented to get the same high level for playing as Emerson or Palmer and singing like Greg Lake. I was very skeptical, but those guys can really play without any doubt. A young keyboard player which makes his hands flying on the keys like this one, he made me feel at the top. A couple of pics to watch: During "Knife Edge" a knife, of course, is appeared on stage as well!

Review by John A. Wilcox: ELP Tribute Project Live at Toad‘s Place - New Haven (CT) (May 2010) USA Tour

"I first heard Emerson, Lake & Palmer back in 1972, when I was all of 12, when my brother bought Trilogy to learn From The Beginning to play in his cover band. After close to 38 years, they're in my DNA. I'm delighted to say they're also in the DNA of the ELP Tribute Project. They have every nuance, every note nailed! They breathe ELP. The show kicked off with The Barbarian and its brooding, dark genius. The dark power continued with Knife-Edge and only lightened with the beautiful Take A Pebble. The band truly captured that early energy of ELP to perfection, and this was perfectly expressed with a complete, mind blowing Pictures At An Exhibition. It was one of those "time machine" moments - I was very nearly overwhelmed by what I was seeing as well as hearing. From The Beginning was lovely, followed by a very spirited take of Hoedown. I was basking in prog heaven at this point. Now it was time for Tarkus. Perhaps my favorite ELP composition, the ELP Tribute Project really delivered the goods here. The opening through the Battlefield section were played spot on to the studio version. Then we got a fierce drum solo going into Battlefield again - this time acoustically, and seguing into Epitaph before going back to a full band Aquatarkus. This final section was played with that rolling rhythm Carl Palmer played in the live sets of the Seventies. I was in disbelief. The evening ended on a light note with the rollicking Nutrocker. See this band if they are in your area. You are guaranteed a night of musical Mecca".

The ELP Tribute Project Interview by Carla Huntington

From his early days of hearing Greg Lake sing on an older brothers Emerson, Lake and Palmer record, Mauro (Lake) Aimetti knew what he wanted from life. Studying to be a musician Mauro traveled from his Italian home to Boston’s Berklee College of Music where he honed his craft on the bass guitar. Flash forward to 2006 when Mauro Aimetti realized a dream and gave birth to his PROG. PROJECT, Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tribute band. Using original vintage 70's instruments (Hammond organ, Lesley, Mini Moog, Fender Jazz Bass, Gibson Bass, Guild 12 strings acoustic guitar, Gretsch Drums, bells and Chinese gongs, The ELP Tribute Project has been playing venues all over Europe and now they have embarked on their first tour of the United States.

Carla: Why has the Tribute Project decided that now is the time to come to the US? Did you choose to come over while Emerson and Lake were on there own tour or was it just fate?

Mauro: Laughs... No, no, no... it was kind of strange. I believe in fate. I had recently lost my father and he was very much a big supporter of my music. Just after I lost him my music started to take a different direction. Shortly after I got a call for The Project to play with an orchestra in Hamburg and then after that we started putting a lot of our videos on You Tube and the internet. After that, an agent of the Genesis cover band The Musical Box contacted me when he saw them and that was the beginning of planning this tour. So fate just seemed to take us on these plans.

Carla: I hear that you will be meeting Greg Lake on your tour too!

Mauro: Yes! That has always been a musical dream of mine. He is my mentor and I have always looked up to him and respected him. I have been a bit of a "pen friend" with him and he has always been so kind to me. I think he is really great. He is my mentor in my music career and I think that he is a really deep man and very kind to me. I am really looking forward to that! I have to say a big thanks to ELP and Greg and that is the reason I decided to take a musical career with my life. I heard them when I was just 12/13 years old and decided that a career in music would be my life. It is very special to me. It is also great to be back in the states after my Berklee College of Music days too!

Carla: So you have some really good musicians with you...

Mauro: Oh yes! Definitely. When I younger I had a small tribute band where we did songs like Take a Pebble and a few others. Later on I did a bit of jazz/funk and other styles when I was trained at Berklee. My favorite has always been prog music and the music of ELP. One night I got a call to see Carl Palmer play at a venue close to my house. I was only sitting a meter away and listening to all this great music like "Knife Edge" and others live. I realized that I really wanted to hear this great music live again. It had the same kind of impact that I had as a kid. I was so impressed by his energy. The main thing was trying to figure out if it was the right time to take all this music out on the road again. I saw all these young kids in the audience and they knew all the music of ELP! I think that the new generation is changing their direction in music and thanks to their parents, they are listening to the old records and open to this type of music again. After that, I was really impressed by this fact and then decided to form the band. Originally I would have loved to have Carl on drums! (Laughs) At the time he with ASIA and everything so there really was no chance.

Carla: So what are people going to hear on this tour? I know that you have worked with orchestras in Europe but won’t be doing that here. Can you give us glimpses of the set list?

Mauro: I am bringing a positive spirit with me on this tour. I know that there are a lot of fans in the US. I think that they will be pleased. We have quite a lot from over the years. Of course, Tarkus, Lucky Man and all the favorites, but we will also be doing a lot from the earlier albums... The Three Fates and others. We have a lot of good energy and talent and I think now is the time to share that with the fans in the United States.

Carla: You have a lot of good venues scheduled and I hope that everyone will come out and hear your music.

Mauro: Well this is a tribute to a band that I have always loved and it is my way of saying thank you for all the great music. I love this music and I am sure that everyone when they hear us will love it too! We have good musicians, good places to play and good music. I think everyone will have a great time. Our music is not a competition but the best way to show how much I appreciate the music of ELP.

Carla: Thanks Mauro! I hope to see you on tour and wish you all the best while you are here and in the future. p.s. Mauro realized his lifelong dream and met up with his mentor Greg Lake in Cleveland!

Catch the band on May13th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY and on May 16th at the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT!

ELP Talk about their Upcoming Reunion at High Voltage and ELP Tribute Band on BBC Radio 5

On a recent BBC Radio 5 show, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer talk about their 40th Anniversary reunion and also mention the Italian ELP Tribute Band.

This is an excerpt taken from BBC Radio 5

Click Here to download

















First German review by Jan Geisler:

A fantastic night along with a great band again yesterday night at Bergkeller in Reichenbach (East of Germany). Uwe,The boss of the Club, has the right choice-feel for finding out amazing bands, and these are excellent musicians indeed. You must be very talented to get the same high level for playing as Emerson or Palmer and singing like Greg Lake. I was very skeptical, but those guys can really play without any doubt. A young keyboard player which makes his hands flying on the keys like this one, he made me feel at the top. A couple of pics to watch: During "Knife Edge" a knife, of course, is appeared on stage as well!

Review by John A. Wilcox: ELP Tribute Project Live at Toad‘s Place - New Haven (CT) (May 2010) USA Tour

"I first heard Emerson, Lake & Palmer back in 1972, when I was all of 12, when my brother bought Trilogy to learn From The Beginning to play in his cover band. After close to 38 years, they're in my DNA. I'm delighted to say they're also in the DNA of the ELP Tribute Project. They have every nuance, every note nailed! They breathe ELP. The show kicked off with The Barbarian and its brooding, dark genius. The dark power continued with Knife-Edge and only lightened with the beautiful Take A Pebble. The band truly captured that early energy of ELP to perfection, and this was perfectly expressed with a complete, mind blowing Pictures At An Exhibition. It was one of those "time machine" moments - I was very nearly overwhelmed by what I was seeing as well as hearing. From The Beginning was lovely, followed by a very spirited take of Hoedown. I was basking in prog heaven at this point. Now it was time for Tarkus. Perhaps my favorite ELP composition, the ELP Tribute Project really delivered the goods here. The opening through the Battlefield section were played spot on to the studio version. Then we got a fierce drum solo going into Battlefield again - this time acoustically, and seguing into Epitaph before going back to a full band Aquatarkus. This final section was played with that rolling rhythm Carl Palmer played in the live sets of the Seventies. I was in disbelief. The evening ended on a light note with the rollicking Nutrocker. See this band if they are in your area. You are guaranteed a night of musical Mecca".

The ELP Tribute Project Interview by Carla Huntington

From his early days of hearing Greg Lake sing on an older brothers Emerson, Lake and Palmer record, Mauro (Lake) Aimetti knew what he wanted from life. Studying to be a musician Mauro traveled from his Italian home to Boston’s Berklee College of Music where he honed his craft on the bass guitar. Flash forward to 2006 when Mauro Aimetti realized a dream and gave birth to his PROG. PROJECT, Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tribute band. Using original vintage 70's instruments (Hammond organ, Lesley, Mini Moog, Fender Jazz Bass, Gibson Bass, Guild 12 strings acoustic guitar, Gretsch Drums, bells and Chinese gongs, The ELP Tribute Project has been playing venues all over Europe and now they have embarked on their first tour of the United States.

Carla: Why has the Tribute Project decided that now is the time to come to the US? Did you choose to come over while Emerson and Lake were on there own tour or was it just fate?

Mauro: Laughs... No, no, no... it was kind of strange. I believe in fate. I had recently lost my father and he was very much a big supporter of my music. Just after I lost him my music started to take a different direction. Shortly after I got a call for The Project to play with an orchestra in Hamburg and then after that we started putting a lot of our videos on You Tube and the internet. After that, an agent of the Genesis cover band The Musical Box contacted me when he saw them and that was the beginning of planning this tour. So fate just seemed to take us on these plans.

Carla: I hear that you will be meeting Greg Lake on your tour too!

Mauro: Yes! That has always been a musical dream of mine. He is my mentor and I have always looked up to him and respected him. I have been a bit of a "pen friend" with him and he has always been so kind to me. I think he is really great. He is my mentor in my music career and I think that he is a really deep man and very kind to me. I am really looking forward to that! I have to say a big thanks to ELP and Greg and that is the reason I decided to take a musical career with my life. I heard them when I was just 12/13 years old and decided that a career in music would be my life. It is very special to me. It is also great to be back in the states after my Berklee College of Music days too!

Carla: So you have some really good musicians with you...

Mauro: Oh yes! Definitely. When I younger I had a small tribute band where we did songs like Take a Pebble and a few others. Later on I did a bit of jazz/funk and other styles when I was trained at Berklee. My favorite has always been prog music and the music of ELP. One night I got a call to see Carl Palmer play at a venue close to my house. I was only sitting a meter away and listening to all this great music like "Knife Edge" and others live. I realized that I really wanted to hear this great music live again. It had the same kind of impact that I had as a kid. I was so impressed by his energy. The main thing was trying to figure out if it was the right time to take all this music out on the road again. I saw all these young kids in the audience and they knew all the music of ELP! I think that the new generation is changing their direction in music and thanks to their parents, they are listening to the old records and open to this type of music again. After that, I was really impressed by this fact and then decided to form the band. Originally I would have loved to have Carl on drums! (Laughs) At the time he with ASIA and everything so there really was no chance.

Carla: So what are people going to hear on this tour? I know that you have worked with orchestras in Europe but won’t be doing that here. Can you give us glimpses of the set list?

Mauro: I am bringing a positive spirit with me on this tour. I know that there are a lot of fans in the US. I think that they will be pleased. We have quite a lot from over the years. Of course, Tarkus, Lucky Man and all the favorites, but we will also be doing a lot from the earlier albums... The Three Fates and others. We have a lot of good energy and talent and I think now is the time to share that with the fans in the United States.

Carla: You have a lot of good venues scheduled and I hope that everyone will come out and hear your music.

Mauro: Well this is a tribute to a band that I have always loved and it is my way of saying thank you for all the great music. I love this music and I am sure that everyone when they hear us will love it too! We have good musicians, good places to play and good music. I think everyone will have a great time. Our music is not a competition but the best way to show how much I appreciate the music of ELP.

Carla: Thanks Mauro! I hope to see you on tour and wish you all the best while you are here and in the future. p.s. Mauro realized his lifelong dream and met up with his mentor Greg Lake in Cleveland!

Catch the band on May13th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY and on May 16th at the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT!

ELP Talk about their Upcoming Reunion at High Voltage and ELP Tribute Band on BBC Radio 5

On a recent BBC Radio 5 show, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer talk about their 40th Anniversary reunion and also mention the Italian ELP Tribute Band.

This is an excerpt taken from BBC Radio 5

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