Nello Giansiracusa

Melbourne guitarist Nello Giansiracusa (pictured with American jazz guitarist John Scofield) attended and graduated at the world's most famous music school, the Berklee College of Music in Boston USA.

Whilst there he befriended, amongst others, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Mick Goodrick and lay the foundations for a successful musical career which has seen him perform in many top venues around the globe.

On his return from the States Nello was requested by the national broadcaster, then known as the Australian Broadcasting Commission, to write arrangements for the ABC Melbourne Show Band conducted by the late Brian May. The arrangements included popular songs and also a number of Nello’s own compositions all recorded at the ABC studios.

One of Nello's earliest musical experiences was to eventually develop into a long association with the popular Duo Moreno Combo which featured the brothers Sandro (late) and Cesare Moreno who had been discovered whilst performing in Rome by none other than Sir Reginald Ansett.

The latter promptly engaged them to delight guests at his Hayman Island Resort in Far North Queensland and along the years Nello was to become a frequent performer at this world renowned award winning island paradise.

Apart from performing in the most exclusive night spots in his hometown Melbourne, including Crown Casino, Nello has also been resident musician or part of show bands in just about every corner of Australia from the Gold Coast to Adelaide, Darwin (several years stint at Darwin Casino), Perth (lengthy residency at the famous La Tenda Night Club) and.....well, the list could go on and on.

Nello is currently performing in various venues including occasional stints at the exclusive Yarra Valley Lodge in the Melbourne suburb of Chirnside Park.

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