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Piero Dread was born in Turin, in 1980 and raised in Milan by a family coming from Calabria (an Italian southern region). He started playing the piano when he was 5 but he majored in classic and modern guitar at CPM (European Music Institute) of Milan. Since 1998 he’s been playing guitar on stage with many rock-funk reggae bands. In 2001 PieroDread met Roddy Labontè aka “Jah Son”, a seychellesian rasta sing-jay and they started to perform together. In the same year Piero met M. Zaghi and R. Jeeba, the Reggae National Tickets’ brass session. One year after they all became members of FRANZISKA, a rocksteady band from Milan. PieroDread started as guitar player and backing vocal but in 2003 he became the band’s frontman. They’ve been years of Italian and European tours, sharing stages with important Jamaican artists such as Laurel Aitken, Jimmy Cliff, Owen Gray, A.J. Franklin. In 2004 Piero started to produce in studio, working in team with Ruben Minuto for mischi@rti studio recording,he kept concentrating on reggae/dancehall with Roddy and the producer Jeeba, starting up a new sound for Franziska, turning the rocksteady band to a completely new reggae band. In 2005 PieroDread produced and mixed Rootical Foundation’s album. In 2006 he started up a new Cultural Centre “Spazio Culturale Macondo” joining the “Progettomat”, to move near children to music education and gave life to the “Macondo Studio Recording”. At the end of 2006 Franziska released “The new sound of Franziska”, becoming the made in Italy reggae revelation album. In 2007, after more than 100 shows, the band won the Rototom Sunsplash’s “European Music Award” that brought Franziska’s show on stage in the most important European reggae festivals. In 2008 he produced and took care of the sound of “Jingle” for Macondo Studio, produced and mixed Jovic Jovica’s album and at the end of the year produced along with Jeeba and Jah Son the new Franziska’s album “Action”, featuring important artists: Jamaicans like Freddy Mc. Gregor, General Levy, Cali P and Italians such as Bunna from Africa Unite and Sean Martin by Smoke.
in 2010 founded VIBES POINT STUDIO Productions and working as a musician side by side to the dj/tv host Alvin for “Post No Bills” a pop-disco-electro production.
in 2011 became a teacher meber of RICORDI Music School in Milan.
in 2012 Produced "Love School" debuts album english singer Miss GemsTone Melodies.
Also release a single tribute to the martirs of North Africa
called So Precious feat.Anthony B