"Disgelo" has won the contest organized by Zimbalam with the collaboration of CinicoDisincanto, the prize being a free one-month promotion on the radio-circuits EarOne and IndieMusicLike and, also, submission to the most important press and web magazines for an overall of 1000 contacts.
These is CinicoDisincanto's explanation: "Paolo Miano's 'Disgelo' has been chosen as the winning song for simple and practical reasons. The song is fresh, lively and happy, ideal for a historical moment in which everything seems to assume a serious and uncertain appearance. Both the sounds and the lyrics remind us of the summer term, exactly the period in which we will carry out our promotional task through radioes and the web. So, also for commercial purposes, "Disgelo" seems the most indicated song for the offered promotion among the participating ones. In addition, referring to the radiophonic audience, the genre proposed by Paolo Miano seems to be one of the most welcome."
My first memories as a singer date back to when I used to sing old-fashioned Italian tunes sitting on my parents' knees and, later on, in my school's choir. Jokes apart, it was in my teens that music became my real passion, blame it on the inevitable encounter with the likes of The Doors, Led Zeppelin or Rolling Stones. And, along with them, I was much into heavy metal, with Iron Maiden at their top and Metallica starting their thrash revolution. Yes, it was such a long time ago! So, it came only natural to ask for a guitar for my 16th birthday and, a couples of years later, to join my first band, Anderson Council, a rock-blues combo in which I could emulate my idols, Robert Plant and Ian Gillan above all. After that I was part of the hard rock band Nervous Breakdown and, later on, the alternative band Uncle Fester, right in the midst of the golden season of Catania's rock movement. After their disband, nothing really relevant happened: the beginning of an ordinary middle class life: a steady corporate job, the nights out with friends, a 10-year-long break from music. But you can't betray your own nature for too long, so in 2006 I started singing again, for pure pleasure at first, but soon after with the intention to pick back the thread of my interrupted dream, to make music my profession. Because in the end that's what it is, an “art” like any other, my own way to get by in this world, by offering what I like and do best. It was a return with the strength of maturity, new ideas, new motivations, new sounds buzzing in my head, and the demolition of every barrier between one kind of music and the other. A new attitude originating from the quest of what can authentically show you who I, Paolo Miano, am as a person. The quest for, as writers call it, my "own voice". Because spontaneity can't be improvised. And my quest is still going on today, in the never-ending effort to always offer you new facets of me.
May 12th 2013 - Mr. Hyde - CATANIA