Since 1999, Mr. T-bone has been a member of the BlueBeaters and Africa Unite, which are two of the most influential ska and reggae bands in Italy.
During that same year he founded the Jamaican Liberation Orchestra,
the first Italian ska-jazz band and recorded the album “THAT’S IT!” (2002).
He then composed and interpreted the soundtrack for the movie “Ravanello Pallido” which was a great success in Italy.
In 2002 he joined the “New York Ska Jazz Ensemble” and with them he played two European tours and recorded the album “MINOR MOODS”.
In 2004 came “MR.T-BONE SEES AMERICA”.
He recorded this album in NYC with an all-star line-up including Italian and New York musicians.
This album has been distributed in USA, and Europe.
Plus, many songs from this album have been selected for compilations in Japan, USA, Germany and Italy and two of them has been played on 2 big TV commercials in USA.
After the great success of that record, he embarked on a long tour of clubs
and festivals that touched 13 European countries in (Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Serbia and Macedonia).
He also appeared at the fallowing international festivals:
"Dance ska-La Festival" (France, Rennes 2003)
"Astor Piazzolla Music Award" (Italy, Milano 2004)
"Bilbao music festival" (Pais Vasco, Bilbao 2005)
"Lowlands Paradise Festival" (Holland, Amsterdam 2005)
“Three Floors of ska” (USA, New York City 2006)
"Eurosonic" (Holland, Groningen 2007)
"Fiesta de Irala" (Pais vasco, Bilbao 2008)
"Njoki Festival" (Slovenja, Ajdovscina 2008)
"Rototom Sunsplash" (Italy, Osoppo 2008)
"Mighty Sound Festival" (Czeck Republic, Praha 2008)
From this long tour emerged a live recording called
“STRICTLY LIVE”, distributed world wide by
the spanish Brixton Records.
June 16th 2008 has been released the new studio album (Heroes) with his new band who he is playing with since two years called Mr.T-Bone and the Young Lions, with this band he just toured all over Europe.
2009 will start with a long European tour, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czeck Republic, Slovakia and Slovenja, then Italy and Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.
Mr.T-bone - Vocals and trombone
Stefano "Trompetito" Banfi - Trumpet
Cecio - Sax
Benz - Guitar and vocals
Andrea Ferraro - Organ, Fender Rhodes and vocals
Pakko - Bass
Enrico Battaglino -Drums
In the past years i have played with many
great musicians, so that's why I called
my band "Mr.T-bone Allstars band".
Here is a list of musicians that I
have performed live with over the past years
MR.T-BONE ALLSTARS BAND:
PETER TRUFFA - KEYBOARDS
"DE ANGELO" PARPAGLIONE - SAX/FLUTE
FERDINANDO MASI - DRUMS
FABIO MERIGO - GUITAR
CATO SENATORE - BASS
PETER TRUFFA - KEYBOARDS
LARRY MCDONALD - PERCUSSION
DAVIDE GRAZIANO - DRUMS
RU CATANIA - GUITAR
ANTONIO "LAGO" LAGONIGRO - GUITAR
STEFANO "EL TROMPETITO" BANFI - TRUMPET
ANGELO "GANGE" CATTONI - KEYBOARDS
SHELDON GREGG - BASS