Gaudi's career started in 1981 in his native Italy as a keyboard player; He played in various different bands through the decade - ska, new wave, punk and reggae - and also during that time started to hone his production skills. He was a pioneer in various underground scenes but rose most notably above the parapet towards the end of the 80's with his first solo project (as a vocalist) when he wrote and produced the first raggamuffin album in the italian language. It was a brave move, but one that eventually paid off and to this day he is credited by many as being one of the foundation artists in the Italian reggae scene - a scene which has grown into a fertile and respected international arena.


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