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Wepro (the stage name for Marco Castelluzzo) thought he was going to be a classical musician until he listened to 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. Inspired, he left his piano lessons at the age of nine to start playing guitar. Trained in the fingerstyle technique, he also learned to mix in influences from funk, pop-rock, acoustic, and electronic music. In 2012 at age 19, he released his first album, I Pensieri Fanno L’Alba, which he wrote, composed, and arranged. On it, he had the opportunity to collaborate with guitar player Phil Palmer (Robbie Williams, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton) and bassist Phil Spalding (Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Mick Jagger). Wepro has attempted to put bands together but has decided that he expresses himself better as a solo artist, and this decision led him to come to Berklee College of Music to study.
Wepro has worked in the past with Disney, doing voiceovers for the Italian soundtrack of Tangled, among other projects. He has also played background actor roles on television shows. His main influences include Victor Wooten, Aerosmith, Tommy Emanuel, Damien Rice, and Jon Hopkins. Wepro recently released two EPs, The White and The Black, and three music videos. In the EPs, he focuses on the main features of funk, pop, fingerstyle, and electronic music.