I have always had a vision of the world as “our home” with each one of us being part of a big family…… dynamic, stimulating, varied, constructive, full of different colors and passions, but without some of the pitfalls that can be hidden in a traditional family……feeling trapped…..the clan…… “Another Family”, in general, is a concept in need of few explanations for those like me, who have never had a traditional family and basically wander from place to place, collecting pieces of life shared with initial strangers…..those who have created their own “another family.”
Music is a form of universal expression, beyond the spoken language…..no need to translate to understand. Movement, gestures and dance are also a form of universal expression.
Live music is a combination of these two incredible forms of communication which magically and exponentially amplify each other, conveying a powerful effect.
However, managing this power isn’t easy, it takes a lot of consistent and intense practice.
I was fortunate…… a mere teenager, I realized that performing live was the key to travelling and feeding my insatiable need for knowledge. Each time a different place and a different stage, a constant challenge professionally and humanistically, exploiting the communicative power of music, sung and played without the aid of equipment or scenography tricks: a guitar, a natural extension of the arms……voice, an extension of the soul …….body movement and ancestral acknowledgment of pertaining to the same animal group…..mankind - dr.gam.
dr.gam is the acronym derived from Andrea Gamurrini’ s name and surname; he is a singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and video-maker.
He began to study the English language and the piano at the early age of five and by the time he reached the age of ten he had moved onto the classical guitar and was attending the G. Rossini conservatory in Pesaro, Italy. He was soon drawn towards other musical genres, and still only a youngster, he began a series of collaborations with several Italian and international musicians, taking part in many albums and compilations.
Thanks mostly to his “dr.gam” project, he then embarks onto the scene of live performances - up to 1700 concerts in all performed for thousands of people, all over Italy, Europe and the U.S.
In the meantime, he began working on his first album “Another Family” which was released in November 2016, (Lungomare/Jois - UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP). An early release in July of the single "dr.gam is in da house", was launched in the UK by KFM radio in Manchester, and entered instantly in the international Spotify music chart.
The album receives immediate acclaim from Italian music critics.
- "An amazing sound……clear and powerful from the first note, accompanying listeners on a journey to overcome huge stumbling blocks"
(il Quotidiano Nazionale).
- "dr.gam runs circles round a multitude of Italian and foreign musicians, with mastery and, let us say without a doubt, in a class which is rarely found in the current music scene" (Music Map).
The 2017 summer tour in Italy and Spain sees the re-issuing of the album "Another Family" in the Iberian peninsula and its release, on July 6th 2018, in all FNAC and El Corté Ingles shops in Spain, Portugal and Andorra.
Meanwhile in Italy, Andrea (the composer) is noticed by one of the top orchestra conductors, Peppe Vessicchio, who wants him as a guest at the close of his national tour “Musica Maestro” at the Concordia Theatre in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP), for which he composes an arrangement for strings for the medley prepared by dr.gam especially for that important occasion, performed together with the “Solisti del Sesto Armonico”. The maestro, in front of a packed audience declares that “dr.gam as a composer, has an innate sense of displacement, which is the ability to surprise the listener, leading to be pleasantly subdued and deeply involved……a quality that is lacking in the vast majority of contemporary music, which on the contrary is predictable, complacent and consequently soon forgotten”.
On November 22nd 2019 the album “Another Family” will be re-issued and distributed throughout the USA and Canada(Lungomare/Jois/ApplausoUS - UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP/CD Baby)
His masterly stage and scenic presence, which has matured over the 1.700 performances in Italy Europe and USA; his innate talent with both voice and guitar, his professional approach to music and languages from an early age, as well as working with national and international musicians; his captivating mix of reggae, funk, jazz, rock cleverly revisited in a pop version, creating a contemporary and compelling international sound sung in Italian, English, Spanish and Patwa (Jamaican English), make of dr.gam (Andrea Gamurrini), the supremely passionate and infallible live performer which he is.
dr.gam (the alchemical artist)
A LONG AWAITED RECORDING PROJECT
“dr.gam is in da house” is the featured single track for the album “Another Family”
RADIO DEBUT ON 2019/11/22
“Leave the quantity, save the quality””
“dr.gam is in da house” is an exhilarating track with an irresistible slogan, making it impossible not to move and not to be driven to dance, a way to break free from everyday stress – an innovative mix that gets you moving to liberate mind and body.
Writing the lyrics in PATWA (a Jamaican dialect often used in reggae dancehall) was a bang on decision and along with its strong rock and funky influences, makes up the original framework of the track
HIS ALBUM OF CAPTIVATING SINGLES “ANOTHER FAMILY” IS AVAILABLE IN ALL DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL STORES, AND STREAMING PLATFORMS
Publishing: Lungomare srl/Jois/ApplausoUS (USA/Canada) Label/Digital Distribution: UNIVERSAL
CD format On Line & Physical Distribution: CD Baby