ELIO RICCA (CH)
Booking territory: EU/UK
«The blood-young musicians have achieved a raw, impetuous work worth listening.» - St. Galler Tagblatt
«Monument to the Alternative Rock» - Artnoir
«Proper blues in the heart» - Rockstar Magazine
«A liberation on a musical and lyric level alike.» - Negative White
NEW SINGLE: NIGHTMARE (Lauter/Irascible, 2019)
NEW ALBUM "LOVELY UNDERGROUND" OUT 29 MARCH 2019 (Lauter/Irascible, 2019)
DEBUT EP: ANOTHER WAY TO GET HIGH (2016)
Elio Ricca is an energetic, experimental, alternative rock duo based in Switzerland. They stepped out of the shadows when they won the first price at the Swiss band contest «bandXost» in 2014. With the price money they recorded their debut album «Another Way to Get High», which was released in June 2016. The album release, along with their acclaimed music video «Surveillance», yielded them further cultural prizes and allowed them to tour across Switzerland. Guitar, vocals, drums and loads of effect pedals are the ingredients to their massive live sound, which seems to be produced by a group of five instead of just the two of them. No matter if big festival stages or obscure basements, Elio Ricca always manage to seduce the audience with characteristic riffs, danceable rhythms and an incorruptible, emotional voice.
For their second release «Lovely Underground» in 2019, no boundaries of any kind were set: You can find a bit of everything from improvised drum solos to catchy falsetto choruses over blasting guitar riffs to melancholic piano melodies. There is a total of eleven multifaceted songs in which Elio Ricca deal with embracing lows and digging oneself out of the underground.