Francesco Bertolaccini

Portrait of Francesco Bertolaccini
Instrument: Bass, (Computer) keyboard, Demo guitars
Birthday: February 19th
From Tempio Pausania, Sardinia
Living in Tuscany
When did you start playing? My brother asked for an electric guitar after playing Guitar Hero on our PS2 when I was around 12. He didn’t play it much, so I ended up playing it instead.
What's in your music folder? Lots of stuff. The important bits: Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Moonsorrow, Wintersun, Blind Guardian, Children of Bodom, Edguy, Avantasia, Angra
Favourite guitarists: Timo Tolkki, Jani Liimatainen, Tony MacAlpine
Favourite albums:
  • Ecliptica – Sonata Arctica
  • Elements pt. 1 & 2 – Stratovarius
  • Theater of Salvation – Edguy
  • Nightfall in Middle Earth – Blind Guardian
  • Follow the Reaper – Children of Bodom
  • Sagas – Equilibrium
  • Valley of the Damned – Dragonforce
  • Voimasta ja Kunniasta – Moonsorrow
  • Maximum Security – Tony MacAlpine
  • Non al denaro, Non all’amore, Nè al Cielo – Fabrizio De Andrè
First concert attended: Can’t remember the exact year nor date, it was around 2010-2011. Necrodeath & MasterCastle playing at Muddy Waters Live Music Club in Ligury.
First album bought: I think it was Octavarium by Dream Theater. But the first physical album I received was the re-edition of Takatalvi - Sonata Arctica that a friend of mine gave to me as a birthday present.
Favourite Havenlights song: Havenlights
Favourite videogames: Gothic 2 (great soundtrack, but maybe I’m being nostalgic...), Risen 1-2-3, Elex (still waiting for the sequel! One can dream…), basically anything from Piranha Bytes.
Final Fantasy X (GREAT soundtrack), Mass Effect 1-2-3 (yes, even the third)
Favourite food: Pizza, Lasagne, I don't really care for food enough to have any other favourites.
Day job: Computer Science student
Hobbies: Computer programming, electronics
A last wise sentence/motto: Find a job you love doing, and you will have one less thing you love doing.