Alessio Arena

Alessio Arena


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  • country:Spain
  • region:Barcelona
  • style(s):Songwriter, World
  • label:Porcausadela
  • type:Composer/Songwriter, Trio
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:percussion, singer songwriter, guitar
  • artist submitted by:Porcausadela

Line up

  • Alessio Arena (voice, guitar)
  • Pau Figueres (guitar)
  • Toni Pagès (percussion, drums)


This young composer and performer with a sorceress voice tells us stories about those hidden places we all have and that are not necessarily unpoetic, sterile or dark spaces.
In Italy they call him "cantascrittore"... Singer-songwriter Alessio Arena, napolitan artist based in Barcelona is the winner of several awards such as the Area Sanremo, the Musicultura contest or the A.F.I. prize for the best recording project. In 2014 he published his first multilingual album "Bestiari(o) Familiar(e).
Alessio Arena is a prolific musician who collaborates with various artists such as Ferran Savall, Ruso Sala, Judit Neddermann,
Clara Peya, M'Barka Ben Taleb, Flo, Sara Pi, among many others. In parallel, he's also a very active writer, playwriter and translator of novels and plays, both in Castilian and Italian.
Earlier this year 2016, Alessio presented his second studio album, recorded between Barcelona and Madrid with the collaboration of leading figures of the current spanish music scene: Amancio Prada, Guillem Roma and El Kanka.

The secret dance is a fresh blend of songwriting with jazz, latin american folk, mediterranean sounds and nuances of electronics ... an extrovert and eclectic album
that invites to a surprising secret dance.