About the Artist
Born in Argentina, guitar player, Marcelo Roascio was one of the first musicians to release instruction books with audio in his country, having written more than fifteen to this date. All his material is distributed in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay thru Ellisound. S.A. (www.ellisound.com.ar
). Roascio writes a column for "Guitarra Actual" magazine from Spain, is the editor in chief of the argentine mag "Guitarristas.ar", and collaborates with a Q&A section for www.guitarraonline.com.ar
, the Nº 1 spanish spoken website for guitar players. In 1993, he was part of Steve Lynch's (Autograph) argentine band. In 2001, Roascio played with guitar player/clinician Marc "Coop" Cooper. In 2008, he played in Stuart Hamm's argentine band, during his local "Hartke Tour". Stu Hamm also recorded two songs for Roascio's new CD. During his career, Roascio worked in clinics with George Benson, Marty Friedman, Nico McBrain, Steve Morse, Gregg Bissonette, John Patitucci, Lee Oskar, etc. Nowadays, Roascio plays with his instrumental band "RCM", having released three CD's ("Espías" "Dos de Tres" and "Todo en un dia"), and was part of "Dr.Rock", releasing two CD's ("Yo Ya Oí" and "Sigue la Noche"). In the past, he was a member of bands like "Engranaje" (CD "Mi Hostilidad"), "Los Arcontes" (CD "Los Arcontes"), "Maccioco y Los de Goma", "Menu Fijo", "Mendigo Jonas" and "Radio City". Nowadays, Roascio is international endorser for Fernandes Guitars, Ernie Ball strings, Hiwatt amps and Morley Pedals, and local for Antitodo straps and Saup!