March 7th, 2020 6pm Stage 1
Alessandro "AM Dandy" Meynardi is an Italian guitarist and composer based in Boston (MA), USA. He was born in Mondovì, a small village in North West Italy. He is currently attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Solo Artist with the AM Dandy Group; Lead Guitar and Vocals for Thunderpets are at the moment his main projects. Many collaborations in studio, included Italian Pop Rock artists and young musicians around Boston and LA. Live experience as solo artist, with NBD and as a session man (Rustfield) all around Europe, Japan and USA, also opening for international artists (Planet Funk in 2012; Steve Vai 2012-2013; Fates Warning 2014; Arti&Mestieri 2015-2016). Between 2018 and 2019 he collaborated as Lead Guitarist and Band Director with Berklee College of Music for a big project consisting in a memorial video live performance in honor of the Great Frank Zappa, available on the Official Berklee Youtube Page. He was awarded in early 2019 with the prestigious Jimi Hendrix Award, winner at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2019 for “Best Instrumental Performance”; Winner with "Secret Garden" at the Akademia Music Awards for Best Rock Album; Winner (1st and 3rd place) at the Global Music Awards. Running with "Secret Garden" at the Grammy 2019/2020.