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Counter Intelligence is an Irish / Italian 4 piece Band pioneering the genre Transversal Rock. We met in Dublin, Ireland in 2017 and started rehearsing straight away with a view to recording our first Album. So the first year was spent writing and rehearsing all the songs for the Album, and the next year we spent recording it ourselves with our own equipment in various rehearsal rooms and houses around Dublin. It took a while because we all work day jobs (apart from Zar who is our Full-Time Musician). We met at least once a week and now our debut album “Adapt and Evolve” is finally available in all the major stores.

Major – Lead Vocals
Zar – Guitar & Backing Vox
Ghost – Bass & Backing Vox
Mountain – Drums & Backing Vox

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Headtrip Acoustic Project is a trio of two acoustic guitars, one cajon and various percussive elements.
Spawned out of busking in the streets of Dublin. It all started when guitarist and vocalist Alessandro Zangrando (aka Zar) and guitarist Giovanni Agostini met for the first time while busking in the streets of Dublin. The two guitar enthusiasts had a natural curiosity to discover what could happen if they mixed their main styles; Lap Tapping & Fingerstyle. As a result of this, the first time they organized a jam session together, they spontaneously composed their first song, which they titled ‘The Rising’. They kept rehearsing to both arrange covers in a very unique way and compose original music fusing their different styles. It wasn’t until April 2017 that percussionist Niccolò Matterazzo (aka Nik Martken) joined in during an experiment they did in Gorey, co. Wexford, where they went to see guitarist Shane Hennessy play a concert. The trio set up in the main street of the town and eloquently without having ever rehearsed as a trio started playing and improvising songs on the spot, it was then they realized there was a strong musical connection among them and the mix of two acoustic guitars plus one Cajon and small percussive elements met to create a unique atmospheric musical experience. Since then they’ve kept working hard on composing original music, busking, playing gigs and releasing their first EP of 5 songs called ‘The Rising’.


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