Gold Mountain Sessions

10 videos, 10 snapshots to capture the energy of a concert in a TV studio setting. Mike Sponza performs with his octet, the perfect line-up to make the most of his compositions.A top-notch audio-visual production with state-of-the-art technical solutions, followed every step of the way by the Swiss label EPOPS MUSIC together with MISTER X (Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith) and Davide Linzi - top Italian sound engineer (Negrita, Ultimo, All this is the Gold Mountain Sessions!

Moreno Buttinar: italian excellence on an international album

Italian musician chosen for ‘Heavenly Cream’, the Cream tribute album   

At last, Italy has a rightful entry in a field, that of international rock, that was previously effectively closed to it. Apart from sporadic episodes dating back to the 1970s, the credibility of Italian rock musicians has always taken a back seat to the protagonists of fashion, cuisine and art. But it was not only Måneskin that attracted the attention of the public and those in the music industry: an Italian drummer was in fact chosen for a prestigious project that could only benefit from an experienced and talented musician.Indeed, the extraordinary musicians Joe BonamassaPaul Rodgers and Bernie Marsden, together with the legendary Ginger Baker, have designed an extraordinary Cream tribute album. The project honours Cream's legacy with a 15-track tribute featuring Pete Brown and Ginger Baker, as well as an impressive roster of renowned musicians who were inspired by the iconic supergroup, including Joe Bonamassa, Deborah Bonham, Malcolm Bruce, Peter Bullick, Nathan James, Bernie Marsden, Maggie Bell, Rob Cass, Clem Clempson, Paul Rodgers and Bobby Rush.

It is in this prestigious context thatMoreno Buttinar enters the scene. Born in 1977, drummer, record producer and music publisher, Moreno Buttinar has been the rhythmic heart of Mike Sponza's band for 20 years, with whom he has recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, the albums from 2004 to the present day, including the last two produced by Rob Cass and written with Pete Brown. During those recordings, Rob Cass and Pete Brown couldn't help but notice that this Italian drummer has an edge and his drumming definitely makes a difference. Called in to support, he also made himself available to replace Ginger Baker in rehearsals before the recordings, finding himself playing with living legends of international rock.

Summer concerts

01.07. Blues Festival - San Donà Di Piave (ITA)
07.07. Blues Night - Sistiana (ITA)
14.07. Blues & Beer - Stanjel (SLO)
21.07. Jazz Is Back! Festival - Groznjan (HR)
28.07. Burgarena Finkenstein (AT)
19.08. Baska International Guitar Festival - Baska (HR)