Welcome to the 10th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email, zoom & phone.

The artist we have featured is CASAGRANDE From London

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SO. What is your Name? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the
entertainment industry?
SC. My name is Simone Casagrande, I am from a small village in northern Italy, but due to
unemployment, I moved to London in 2016, where I currently live. I think to be a creative
person and my friends/colleagues often say I am funny. So I think to have a natural
direction towards the entertainment industry.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
SC. Personal experience first and then also the unknown, life…

SO. How would you describe your sound?
SC. Progressive old school thrash/post-industrial metal.

SO. What is your creative process like?
SC. There are two ways. I can start with guitar riffs and then with the help of session
men/drum loops finish the song or create a drum track first then I play the bass lines.
Finally, I jam on it to create riffs sounding good. When I find a good compromise I start to
write the vocal parts. The process can require lots of time, even years.

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
SC. I wish Mr. Eloy Casagrande from Sepultura to be my drummer. I tried to post a song of
mine ages ago on his Facebook page, but he or an administrator removed it. We have the
same surname and I suppose he belongs to an Italian family like the Cavalera brothers
whose father is from Gaeta. They split from the band and formed another one named
Cavalera Conspiracy. My band is Casagrande, so why not have another Casagrande in
the line-up..? Of course, I know he has better things to do, and I probably cannot afford
him as I cannot afford any session man as well. But during these hard times of lockdowns,
he may find some time to record some drum midi track for me. I wouldn’t deny any collaboration for some pop songs as Eddy Van Allen did with Michael Jackson. If some hot
emerging single female singer needs a shredding solo, here I am.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
SC. Take care of your future. Don’t uncritically listen to the mainstream media. Be aware of
the world we now will no longer exist. It is up to anyone to stop this madness.

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
SC. I am afraid I have no secrets, sorry.

SO. What would you be doing right now if you weren’t doing music?
SC. I had five years stop, from 2003 to 2008 where I was not playing the electric guitar at all. I
was in a relationship with a person who didn’t like my metalhead; attitude.
Unfortunately, anything comes to an end. Doing something else than music doesn’t make
sense now…

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
SC. I am admiring whoever is doing its job honestly. Any medicals, journalists, politicians,
artists who are telling us the truth and acting for the good of all…

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
SC. I was told to stop chatting too much about my boss’s choices at work, and I didn’t. When
the company went bankrupt he unexpectedly founded another one and didn’t hire me. I
could be still in Italy at the moment even if, due to the current situation I am not sure
what it is better for me…

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
SC. Honestly, I think the main changes to a total digitalization have been already made and
that’s how I can be noticed worldwide.

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
SC. Frankly speaking, I would like to see me still working in the same place, unemployment is
rising even in the Uk, and lots of people have been laid off in even the retail industry, but
if you let me dream, I would like to have my own band and have a freelance job in It as I
tried before moving here.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?
SC. it’s my oldest mp3 page where I moved since became for pro only. it is my official now as it seems the whole
underground artists moved there my channel is not about my music only.
Unfortunately, the rules are constantly changing so it has been demonetized, a good reason
for you to subscribe and play all the videos. Thanks. I launched this page just to support other
YouTubers, but if you want to spare some money…



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