Diego Cardinali / Angel Drums
April 17, 1991
NOTABLE ACTS OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
During my studies at the Rossini Music Conservatory I played several concerts with the Rossini Orchestra. The most noteworthy on May, 30, 2008 was in front of the Italian President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano(with Michele Mangani as orchestra leader) at the end of the concert for the “Spring Festival” dedicated to the International Year of Planet Earth under the UN.
2012 had me involved in two European tours as sideman drummer. The first one in April playing shows around Germany, Belgium, Holland and Italy. The second one, from 18 October 2012 to 5 November, playing in Germany, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, and Hungary. I’ve been involved in a european tour with my band “Barely Awake” in March/April 2013/2014 traveling among Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and France.
TESTIMONIAL ABOUT PLAYING ANGEL DRUMS
The first time I played an Angel Drums snare was in 2014 at the MusikMesse in Frankfurt, Germany. It was a Merbau 14×6, great snare! I immediately appreciated its incredible versatility: I was very pleased to see how with just a few adjustments in the tuning I was able to play many different genres, from funky grooves to heavier kinds of music with a warmness and richness of sound like nothing else.
– One time before a gig I was being idiot with a friend of mine, we were jostling each others and I accidentally crashed into a shopwindow. The glass got all shattered, I cut my hand, went to the hospital and 2 hours later I was on stage for the show.
– One time i pissed myself during a concert.