Simone Sello is an Italian born guitarist, music producer, composer, filmmaker and music journalist.
After studying the violin, he started his professional career as a guitarist in Rome, recording a guitar solo on the song "Incinerator", soundtrack of the homonymous movie, produced in 1982 and never shown until 2020, then recording the song The Fighter with his band Waterfall, for the compilation Metal Attack (RCA 1987). Then, he got hired to play with Italian pop singers Renato Zero, Tullio De Piscopo, Nino Buonocore and Michele Zarrillo, and in several national TV shows. From 1994 to 1997 he joined the orchestra of the Sanremo Festival, where he had a chance to play with several international musicians, such as Ray Charles, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Kenny G, Nek, and Laura Pausini. During that time, he also arranged the song Non Ci Sto which brought the singer Syria to win the Sanremo singing contest in the "new artists" category, in 1996. In 1997 he moved to Los Angeles, California. Here, through a referral by guitar legend Steve Vai, he met the bass player Billy Sheehan, with whom he started a long collaboration. After working in Billy Sheehan's first two solo records (Compression in 2001 – featuring Steve Vai and drummer Terry Bozzio – and Cosmic Troubadour in 2005) he produced Billy's third record, entitled Holy Cow (2009), which includes guest appearances by Billy Gibbons, Paul Gilbert and Doug Pinnick. Meanwhile, he had joined pop star Aaron Carter’s live band, with whom he appeared in several US TV shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Donnie & Marie; he also appears in the live DVD Aaron`s Party (2002) along with Aaron`s brother Nick Carter, from Backstreet Boys. In 2014, he plays guitars in Cristina Scuccia's debut album (also known as Suor Cristina or Sister Christina), along with other LA musicians, such as Vinnie Colaiuta and Tim Pierce.
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