Francesco Accurso

last updated on 06/10/14

I am a professional musician, producer and sound engineer. I generally work as a session guitar player, freelance sound engineer for live events and producer for artists in search of sound and direction. I currently have a residency at Floridita (Soho) in the role of Sound and lights Engineer. In 2… Read more

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Pictures

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Performing with Lil Jimmy Reed
Rocking out
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Cheltenham Jazz Fest
Ealing Summer Festival
The Great R&B Festival

Tracks

Make It Rain
Not My Fault
The Scene feat. Lil'Jimmy Reed and Chad Strentz
06 Souls In Fieri
04 Starlight
01 The Blindness Of Our Kind
01 Petra The Swedish Nanny
Stormy June
03 General Paralysis Of The Sane
04 Wild And Lonely Arms
02 Give Her Her Doll Back
05 St. Peter's way
01 Boomerang
02 Proximo Now

Employment History

Producer at ToneTrade Records (from 2008)
Partner at Kat&Co. (from 2011)
Sound Engineer at Charlie Wrights, Old Street (2012)
Sound Engineer at Floridita, Soho (2014)

Education

My music education began in 1985 when I started studying with Jazz Guitarist Giuseppe La Monica. In 1992, after completing his courses, I moved to Los Angeles (USA) to get a Diploma from the prestigious Musician Institute (GIT).

In 1994, back from the States, I started teaching music at the Accademia di Musica Moderna and my professional career started to take off.

As any respectable musician, I continue to train and practice every day even though production is now becoming my main area of work.

Technical Equipment

These are the guitars I use live and in the studio: '91 Fender Stratocaster '57 reissue, '67 Fender Telecaster, Ernie Ball Music Mann (Luke), Custom Made Sanchez electric guitar, Gibson Acustic mini jumbo, Fender Jazz Bass

My Amplifiers are : Fender Tone Master, Matchless Clubman, Ulbrick 30, I also use Mesaboogie triaxis preamp and Brunetti 1000 Preamp as additional gear in the studio

I am into pedals, most of them before the amp, and my favourite are: Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe Modified Dunlop Cry Baby TS9 Tube Screamer Matchless Hot box Ulbrick megalodon Crowther Audio Hot Cake Xotic EP booster Hermida zendrive T rex Delay TC electronic nova



I am also a producer with my own studio; I work with Soundcraft Desk, neve compressors, Phoenix Audio preamps, Antelope Audio converters, top grade mics( telefunken, AKGs, shure, etc..) and ATC monitors.

Other Skills / Additional Information

I have a good understanding of mic placement and I always engineer my sessions. My work is also focused on shaping sound in the studio but also on stage and I am well trained as a sound engineer for live events.



I trained as a vocalist with fellow musician Lorena Fontana who introduced me to the way of Alexander Technique. This training is proving most useful anytime I have to work with a singer. Coaching and directing a performance are in my opinion a key factor in achieving a good performance from a singer when it comes to production.

Just as any good actor needs a good director, I believe a good singer needs a good producer who understands the way of the voice and the value of a good performance and that is what I do.