"We play our music to fight against the sound of bells".
Sickabell is a project created by Giuliano Vernaschi. Giuliano is a thirtyfour year old italian singer and songwriter from Chieti, a pre-roman town in central Italy. A few days ago, the band released the single Tasty prey (Plindo eLabel) and a new album is going to be published on April 2016.
In 2008, he wrote his first songs in English. These songs led to the creation of Sickabell.
The name Sickabell comes from a dream. It has a specific meaning: to be "sick" of religious dogma, symbolized by the word "bell".
In 2010, after some live performances with friends, the hit "Sort of mess" won the Ourstage Indie Rock competition. That prize paved the way for the debut EP "Egghead": 30 minutes of original music, 7+1 home-made tracks recorded in a bedroom thanks to the help of skilled musicians and to the patience of neighbours!
The EP which garnered excellent reviews is available on all of the best digital stores via Zimbalam.com.
The time had come to return to live performances and to let people know what Sickabell is really about. That is why Giuliano chose three talented musicians from Rimini: Rino Cellucci (guitars) and Ivan Cellucci (bass) and Marco Lupo, drummer and DJ.
In April 2012, the band were the opening act at the "Aspettando il Primo Maggio" Festival as, performing live before the most appreciated italian rock bands of the moment: Il Teatro degli Orrori, A Toys Orchestra and Zen Circus.
Sickabell also won the "Saranno Calibri" competition promoted by Delta1 Radio, a major station in South Italy. The song "Motorbike rally" has been included in the Zimbalam Summer Songs playlist on Ovi Nokia Music Store.
Giuliano has realized two videoclips with Focus Art staff for the songs "Sort of mess" and "3, 2, 1: lift off!", shot in some of the most beautiful locations in Italy and Norway. In 2012, these videos were also broadcast on Mediaset’s Italia2 channel.