OCTOPUSS are an Italian power trio of mind-blowing impact, with international relevance. The group’s musical style, influenced by bands such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beatles, consists of rock with an emphasis on funk. The band, characterized since its debut by an energetic and steamy-hot performance on stage and its over the top live acts, is composed by Reepo (guitar and vocal), Garrincha (bass – founder of the Italian multiplatinum band “Le Vibrazioni”, and member of the Italian “Superband”) and Nick Turri, replacing the former drummer Luca Capasso.
Octopuss have a large experience in live performance: they are one of the few European independent bands which can count about a thousand of shows held in 3 continents, Europe, North America and Asia. They have performed at any array of venues and festivals all over Italy, plus tours in U.S. (playing at famous East Coast and West Coast music venues), U.K., Europe, and recently 10 outstanding tours in China.
The band has also opened for big international acts as Deep Purple and Scorpions and has received various awards and recognitions (among them, winner of the Jack Daniel’s Challenge for Rock TV as “Best Italian Rock Band” was invited to perform at the “Global Music Event” at Lynchburg, Tennessee, to represent the Italian rock scene in the U.S.).
Octopuss have achieved a world class production and top studio recording as well. Thank to the contacts collected with the hot performances held in California during their previous U.S. tours (which included shows at famous venues as The Viper Room and The Cat Club, in Hollywood), Octopuss have moved to Los Angeles and have been invited to legendary Shangri-La Studios, in Malibu, by Beej Chaney (singer/guitarist from “The Suburbs”, who was both impressed and fascinated with the Italian band’s unique and “so tight!” sound) for the recording sessions of their highly anticipated new album “A Nut For A Jar of Tuna”. Shangri-La Studios definitely represent a milestone of Rock music’s history: converted to a recording studio to precise specifications of Bob Dylan and “The Band” in the 1970s, location of Martin Scorsese’s documentary “The Last Waltz”, this studio has a peerless list of artists recorded such as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Black Sabbath, Santana, ZZ Top, Metallica, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Eminem, Ed Sheeran.
The album, produced and mixed with multiplatinum British producer Gary Miller (David Bowie, Simply Red, Slash & Fergie, Lionel Richie, Donna Summer, …), with the collaboration of Beej Chaney and Eric Lynn (sound engineer – among the others, on Ed Sheeran’s, Metallica’s, Eminem’s, Neil Young’s albums, …) has been released in Europe on May 2022.