Daniele Davalle

Portrait of Daniele Davalle
Instrument: Guitar
Birthday: March 12th
From Viareggio, Tuscany
Living in Tuscany
When did you start playing? I was 10 when my dad bought me my first acoustic guitar.
Why did you start playing? My dad has had a big musical influence on my early years. Back in the days he was constantly listening to classic rock/blues bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix and so I was naturally inspired to play the guitar.
What's in your music folder? Basically... Everything. Something in random order: Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Litfiba, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Nightwish, Muse, Megadeth, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aerosmith, Egisto Malfatti, Bon Jovi, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Sonata Arctica, Mr. Big, Ligabue, Eluveitie, Hans Zimmer, Jimi Hendrix, Fabrizio de André, Deep Purple, Francesco Guccini, Dream Theater, 883, Children of Bodom, HIM, Within Temptation, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Joe Satriani, Santana, Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zucchero, Gamma Ray, W.A.S.P., Delain, The Doors, John Mayer, Evanescence...
Favourite guitarists: Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Jeff Beck, Paul Gilbert
Favourite albums:
  • Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
  • Metallica – Master of Puppets (or anything in the Kill 'Em All to Black Album era)
  • Guns n' Roses – Appetite for Destruction
  • Dream Theater – Scenes from a Memory
  • Nightwish – Imaginaerum
  • Sonata Arctica – Ecliptica
  • Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
First concert attended: Sonata Arctica @ Rolling Stone, Milan, September 2005
First album bought: It was "Nord Sud Ovest Est" by 883.
Best live show you've seen / would like to see: The best experience ever has been without doubt the Masters of Rock festival in 2019. Other impressive live shows I’ve seen were the Iron Maiden @ Firenze Rocks 2018 and Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Children of Bodom @ Tampere 2015.
Favourite Havenlights song: Havenlights
Favourite books / comics / movie / whatever: Back to the Future, The Matrix, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, V for Vendetta, La vita è bella, Il Ciclone, Top Gun, Black Mirror, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, How I met your mother, Big bang theory. Amore e psiche by Antonio Canova. Escher. Stephen King, Ken Follett.
Favourite food / drink: Pizza, spaghetti alle vongole, tordelli al ragù, fried polenta, salumi, cheese, dried fruit, dark chocolate, ice cream, cheesecake… Actually, I'm having trouble finding something I don't enjoy Wine – red or white, depending on the food... or the mood Negroni, port wine, peaty whisky
Day job: Digital hardware engineer for space applications
Hobbies: Playing guitar ^^, satisfying the wanderlust, photography (with inappropriate equipment), astronomy, gym
A last wise sentence/motto: Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend