GENERAL STRATOCUSTER AND THE MARSHALS
Fabio Fabbri as General Stratocuster – lead guitar
Jacopo Meille as Jack Marshal – lead vocals
Richard Ursillo as Lefty Marshal – bass
Nuto as Alex Marshal – drums
Federico Pacini as Fred Marshal – Keyboards
General Stratocuster were born in Florence, Italy, after an everlasting jam on Fabio Fabbri’s birthday.
Though everyone of them has been in the record business for years (Jack is the singer of NWOBHM’s Legend Tygers Of Pan Tang, Fabio a well know session man, Alessandro is the drummer of one of the most talented Italian band, Banda Bardò while Richard is a living legend being the bass player and singer of several iconic progressive bands such as Campo di Marte, Sensation Fix and Sheriff) they all agreed in forming a new band: GENERAL STRATOCUSTER.
They continued jamming for a couple of months at Wolfmountain studios, writing over 40 songs and a bunch of covers.
Their debut album was recorded over last year and it’s the best selection of songs they have been written together with the inclusion of Creedence’s hit ‘Fortunate Son’.
Since the release of their debut album, the band has played several festivals such as Pistoia Blues (2010 and 2102 edition), Musica Strada,sharing the stage with Robert Cray, The Doors, James Burton and Robben Ford.
The album has received such fantastic reviews that convinced the band to work on a new album.
‘Double Trouble’ will be released in November 2103 through
Red-Cat Records. It features 9 songs, all written, arranged and performed by General Stratocuster and The Marshals. The album follows the musical path of the debut with a more mature and recognizable trademark soundwriting.
The cover of the album is a photo by italian artist Giacomo Costa.
In 2015 the band recorded their third album, out in February 2016, and began his collaboration with the label Black Candy. From the new CD, titled “Dirty Boulevard “, it is extracted as the first single the song ” Built To Last” and the band begins a new tour.