OUT JANUARY 2019
Publicity, Europe: Peter Holmstedt, Hemifrån
«Black Roses & Hats is my first record as a singer-songwriter. It contains 10 songs hanging in the unsteady balance between the darkness and the light and the past and the future. While the meaning of life can just come and approach the light at the tremendous crossroad called the present.
Who am I?
Who was I?
What do I want to be?
I cannot say I have an answer. I can sing, play guitar and piano, but for sure I can play the fool».
With “Black Roses & Hats” Christian Draghi pays a tribute to his earlier musical background, at the times he figured out about his passion by listening to the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull, Eric Clapton, lots of folk, blues and a good bunch of songwriters. In this record he gives birth to ten fresh songs with a 60s and 70s vintage soul which mix together soft acoustic moments with heavier rock riffs.
Christian Draghi is a singer and guitar player coming from the Appenino Mountains in the north of Italy. From 2008 till 2018 he’s been the voice and six strings of the heavy rock trio Doctor Cyclops, with whom he has recorded three Lps and toured Europe several times. Between the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, while going through a deep personal crisis, instead of getting psychological help he started writing some songs. «It was pretty clear that they had nothing to do with the sound of my band Dr Cyclops» says Draghi. «That’s why I decided to start my first solo project as a singer songwriter called “Black Roses & Hats”».
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