Hello and Welcome. PIANIST /AUTHOR / COMPOSER ........................................... Genres: Evocative Instrumental), / piano solo-piano soundscape... I hope this glimpse into my artistic and music life will enlighten people, just a little, into my musical persona. My musical life started in earnest early in life, during my ‘high-chair’ years. I would often fill glasses with differing amounts of water and discover new sounds, new notes, I would have been 3 or 4 years of age. My mother started to take me to piano lessons at age 5 or 6. Growing up I continued to discover new musical adventures, continued lessons, school musicals, school bands and the like.. early childhood performances.... in the end, creating my individual musical being, my unique slant of musicality. I have performed in Melbourne (Australia) now for almost 3 decades, in a myriad of musical guises, performing, teaching, bands, ect.. but predominantly as a solo pianist in many of Melbourne’s hotels, clubs, bars and restaurants. I have recently finished a 15 year residency (piano solo) @ the Crown Casino, Melbourne (Atrium Bar) since 1997.
In 1996 I released my first independent CD, "Rain in my Bathtub", a 17 track original instrumental cd, launched @ The Continental Cafe, Prahran (Melbourne), and reissued as of 2011 and available to purchase via www.galliano.com.au..... as well as itunes and others.
In 2006 my first book was published, an Italian cookbook with an accompanying original 11 track instrumental music cd....... "The Age" Newspaper (Melbourne) wrote.....'a book to dine for'....... “PLAYING WITH FOOD” (BROLGA PUBLISHING, MELBOURNE), with my father on the cover, a celebrated chef in Melbourne for nearly 4 decades.
At the end of 2008 (also through Brolga Publishing) my second book was released/published, another cookbook, more Italian cooking with another new accompanying, original 17 track (instrumental) music cd, titled “MUSIC TO DINE FOR”.
2012 New album "Beach Holiday" (15 track)
2013 New album 'Playing with Food'.... a complete remix and remaster of the album I recorded in 2006 (the one included with my cookbook), this time round with an additional 6 tracks added to fill the pot, so to speak (17 track)
2013 New album 'Welcome to my side of the world" available from May 2013
The launch of my live instrumental band is imminent in June of 2013...'Galliano and the Sommavillains'...stay tuned
www.galliano.com.au ..... thank you for listening