Exposé Online banner

Semiramis

Semiramis
Country
Italy
Profile
Semiramis was an Italian progressive rock band formed in 1970 by Maurizio Zarrillo (keyboards) and the two cousins Marcello Reddavide (bass) and Memmo Pulvano (drums). They were all 15-years old. Two years later they were joined by 16 year old Michele Zarrillo who substituted former singer Maurizio Macioce. They played in some live open-air concerts in Rome until Pulvano left and drummer Paolo Faenza joined them. Giampiero Artegiani joined them also on keyboards in 1973. More than 40 years later, the group reformed with Faenza, Artegiani and Maurizio Zarrillo joined by new members Vito Ardito (vocals), Ivo Mileto (bass), and Rino Amato (keyboards). Zarrillo's death after some reunion dates appears to have ended the group.
Website
http://semiramisband.bandcamp.com
Related articles (3)
Releases on file (2)
Semiramis — Frazz Live Semiramis — Frazz Live
(Black Widow BWR206, 2017, CD+DVD)
Semiramis — Dedicato a Frazz Semiramis — Dedicato a Frazz
(Trident TRI 1004, 1973/2001, CD)

Latest news

2020-07-12
Judy Dyble RIP – Singer-songwriter Judy Dyble, who was a founding member of Fairport Convention and one of the distinctive voices of the 60s folk revival in Britain, has died at the age of 71. Her passing came at the end of a long illness, though which she continued to work. » Read more

2020-07-06
Ennio Morricone RIP – Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight. » Read more

2020-06-14
Keith Tippett RIP – One of the giants of British jazz has left us. Keith Graham Tippetts, known professionally as Keith Tippett, died today at the age of 72. His work from the late 60s into the 70s and beyond includes some of the greatest jazz produced in the UK, and stands as an impressive oevre to this day. » Read more

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santana, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

U Totem - Strange Attractors – The two instrumentals that open this latest album by U Totem set the stage and tone for the remainder of the music on the album, an artfully crafted avant-garde rock blended with elements of...  (1994) » Read more

Henry Cow - Western Culture – By the time they got to 1978 and the recording of Western Culture, Henry Cow were in the process of breaking apart. Fortunately for us, they saw the project through to its completion, for it is full...  (2002) » Read more

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Dancing on A'a – Dancing on A'a is another outstanding release from this unique, eclectic, and virtually-impossible-to-describe ensemble. The music of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic is a bizarre and quirky mixture of...  (1995) » Read more

Genesis - 1976-1982 – Even though this box set covers the post-Gabriel years from 1976’s A Trick of the Tail through 1981’s Abacab, it was actually the first released. As with the other sets, each album comes...  (2008) » Read more

Various Artists - Manikin Records: First Decade 1992-2002 – Though some of the source material dates back as far as 1976, this is a very forward-looking release, much of it recorded new in 2002. There are very beat-oriented energetic affairs, like the very...  (2002) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues