Galliano and the Word formed in 1994, an instrumental group, originally consisting of piano, drums, bass and violin. So began a love affair with instrumental music by Melbourne pianist Galliano Sommavilla. His style of music, formed from various musical influences, includes Italian pop, classical, orchestral pop, solo-piano, rock and cinematic soundtracks. An album, Rain in My Bathtub" was recorded and released in 1995. The sad passing of a band member cut short what was a promising, successful partnership.
Since then Galliano has continued to perform as a solo artist. There was always going to be a defining moment when thoughts of a new band would come to fruition. It has been a while coming, it has been a long time coming....
2015. Galliano and The Sommavillains, a new adventure, a new direction. A unique sound, fresh ideas, new members,
once again all absolute professionals in their field and all specifically hand picked to breathe life into Galliano's compositions.
The line-up is: piano (Galliano Sommavilla), bass (Tony Mazziotta , drums (David Issaacs) and guitar (Gary Ritchie)
Our music is chill, downtempo, world, soft jazz, pop, rock, ambient, soundscapey and more
Galliano and the Sommavillains - Instrumental music for the soul and senses