Marco Castelluzzo thought he was going to be a classical musician until he listened to the first three rough guitar chords accompanied by a sharp voice from a guy called Billy Joe Armstrong. Even though punk rock is not his genre, he took the energy from it to make his own music sound like a punch ready to hit. For this reason, he left his piano lessons at the age of 9 to start playing guitar. Playing rock was for cool people, but his guitar teacher Luca Accogli trained him with a technique called finger-style that he mixed with influences from funk, pop rock, acoustic, and electronic music. His main influences include Victor Wooten, Aerosmith, Tommy Emanuel, Damien Rice, and Jon Hopkins, among others.
After discovering the potential that his voice had, he started making many collaborations with the Disney Company. The most notable are from the movie Tangled, in which he recorded the Italian soundtrack, and also some background actor roles for the TV series. He has also been part of a famous TV show called Amici as a songwriter where his song “The Sun Is Here with Me“ was used and won the award of “most downloaded song on iTunes“ in only one week.
Castelluzzo attempted many times to put a band together, but the fact that he needed to keep working alone to express himself better led him to be a solo artist. In 2012 at the age of 19 he released his first album I pensieri fanno l’alba which he describes as a mixture of styles where his music is still faded. In the same album that he wrote, composed, and arranged, he had the opportunity to collaborate with guitar player Phil Palmer and bass player Phil Spalding.
After that, he decided to leave his country to study music abroad at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he is currently enrolled as a student. Through the years, he started noticing that all of his friends usually called him by his Facebook nickname "Wepro," which is a fusion between the two words “wedding” and “project,” the name of his last band back in Italy. He liked it and decided to keep it as his artist name.
Wepro recentely released two EPs and three music videos saying: “This is who I’ve always been.“ In these two EPs—The White EP and The Black EP—he focused on the main features of funk, pop, finger-style, and electronic music.