About  Us

    "For me music is the colour. Not painting. My music allows me to paint myself." (David Bowie)

    David Bowie was a matchless, extraordinary and ever-changing artist. The Aladdin Insane band express their passion for this music myth with a very special tribute. They have accepted the difficult challenge of reinterpreting live - exclusively live, without recorded music and in the original keys – David Bowie’s vast repertoire, and they do it with real and genuine passion that enraptures and fascinates the audience. The exceptionality and strength of their music project lies especially in their lead vocalist, Ambra Mattioli.

    Those who have seen her perform, agree that Ambra Mattioli, lead vocalist and front woman of the band, is an absolutely fascinating Ziggy Stardust. Bowie made of his alleged androgyny the key to his success, and Ambra is in this respect truly remarkable and surprising.

    Ambra Mattioli is well known for her excellent interpretation of David Bowie. Dave Thompson, writer and journalist, mentioned her several times in his book "The Freakiest Show: David Bowie cover versions" and in the last edition of his book, Thompson even included a few pages about Ambra Mattioli with photos of her.

    Her talent in interpreting Bowie was also noticed by movie director Andrea Pallaoro, who wanted her in his film "Hannah", presented at the 74th Venice Film Festival. Actress Charlotte Rampling, playing the leading role in the movie, was awarded the Volpi Cup for best female performer. In the film "Hannah", Ambra Mattioli plays a famous Bowie’s song, a chance to make the Thin White Duke, living inside her, known to the world.

    The Aladdin Insane have been a well-established band for years. They performed on the best stages in Rome and in many other events throughout the country and abroad, always with great success and with the support of a large number of fans. This is evidenced by the videos on Youtube channels, Ambra Mattioli, and Aladdin Insane, and their activity is successfully presented on their Facebook page and on the aladdininsane.com website.

    So far, the Aladdin Insane are a unique band in the world, being the only band that played - exclusively live, without recorded music and in the original keys - the whole album Blackstar, the last David Bowie’s masterpiece. Blackstar - which the Aladdin Insane performed first time at the Cross Roads Live Club in Rome - is an album designed and conceived only for studio recording. It demands uncommon interpretative techniques. It was a live effort that required exceptional commitment and passion, a real challenge for the band.

    And even in this case, the Aladdin Insane showed that theirs is not a simple tribute to David Bowie, but a real show, which offers a dream to the audience, to Bowie’s fans, to the lovers of good music.

    Finally, here is what Ambra Mattioli always says with genuine emotion: "The applauses we receive are above all for him, for his music and only a small part is for us performers. We are just reproducing his music, as reflections in the facets of a diamond".

     

    The Aladdin Insane:

    • Ambra Mattioli (lead vocalist, acoustic guitar, harmonica)

    • Francesco Infarinato (piano, keyboards, back vocals, acoustic guitar)

    • Lorenzo Perracino (sax, flute)

    • Luciano Fubelli (bass guitar)

    • Marco Di Nicolantonio (drums)

    • Tommaso Tella (electric guitar,acoustic guitar)

                                   ...

    •  Lalloman (Allman: logistic...and stuff)

    PlayList

    • SPACE ODDITY                     

    • LIFE ON MARS?

    • REBEL REBEL

    • MOONAGE DAYDREAM

    • ROCK'N'ROLL SUICIDE

    • SUFFRAGETTE CITY

    • THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD

    • ASHES TO ASHES

    • CHINA GIRL

    • LOVING THE ALIEN

    • 8 LINE POEM

    • QUICKSAND

    • KOOKS

    • STATION TO STATION

    • LADY STARDUST

    • STAY

    • CAT PEOPLE

    • THE LONELIEST GUY

    • ANDY WHAROL

    • STARMAN

    • FIVE YEARS

    • FAME

    • CHANGES

    • HEROES

    • LET'S DANCE

    • HANG ONTO YOURSELF

    • ZIGGY STARDUST

    • BOYS KEEP SWINGING

    • JOHN I'M ONLY DANCING

    • SCARY MONSTERS

    • IT'S NO GAME PART 1

    • WILD IS THE WIND

    • FASHION

    • BE MY WIFE

    • LITTLE WONDER

    • HALLO SPACEBOY

    • JUMP THEY SAY

    • ALL THE YOUNG DUDES

    • LETTER TO HERMIONE

    • WARSZAWA

    • NEW KILLER STAR

    • THE JEAN GENIE

    • WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING (Placebo-Bowie version)

    • ALADDIN SANE

    • PORT OF AMSTERDAM

    • I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS

    • TELLING LIES

    • LOVE IS LOST

    • THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT)

    • WHERE ARE WE NOW?

    • DIAMOND DOGS

    • LIZA JANE

    • UNDER PRESSURE

    • OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS

    • DRIVE IN SATURDAY

    • STAR

    • MODERN LOVE

    • THE BEWLAY BROTHERS

    • SOUL LOVE

    • LADY GRINNING SOUL

    • UNDERGROUND

    • QUEEN BITCH

    • LOOK BACK IN ANGER

    • TIME

    • BLACKSTAR

    • TIS A PITY SHE WAS A WHORE

    • LAZARUS

    • SUE (or in a season of crime)

    • GIRL LOVES ME

    • DOLLAR DAYS

    • I CAN'T GIVE EVERYTHING AWAY

    • NO PLAN

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