Origin: Cassano d'Adda | Milan | ITA
Genre: Alt Folk
Years Active: 2006 - present
Songwriter, musician and teacher, Tia Airoldi, born and raised in Milan countryside, has always been tremendously fascinated by classic and contemporary American songwriting ( from J.Cash to Sufjan Stevens, Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst and Robin Pecknold) but not forgetting others international epic guys such as John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Devendra Banhart and Lou Reed firsts of all. He models and creates his sound with a warm-tender, folky-powerfull voice, designing ballads and heart-beating rhythms with acoustic or electric guitar and often other stuff. He plays in Italy and abroad opening-act for several national and international artists such as SPANDAU BALLET, JOSH T. PEARSON, BEN OTTEWELL of GOMEZ, DEPEDRO of CALEXICO, VALERIE JUNE, TEHO TEARDO, MURDER BY DEATH, MATT ELLIOTT, ROSOLINA MAR and LARKIN GRIMM, BETOSCHI, THE FIRE, JUAN MORDECAI, BOLOGNA VIOLENTA, GIORGIO CANALI, DIAFRAMMA, PUNKREAS, STATUTO. He has toured Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium and England – in some remarkable venues as BRUSSELS SUMMER FESTIVAL and the REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL in Hamburg plus the MI AMI festival in Milan. He's currently expanding his knowledge and lifetime experience as a music therapy professional. Tia has the ambition to make music near the heart, to stay with heart wide open.