The Bank

Funk & Afrodisco Made In Italy

The Bank are a Funk and Afrodisco trio from Bologna Italy.

Domenico Loparco : Bass

Emanuele Zullo : Guitar

Francesco Brini : Drums

Every smart human being is ditching the "civilized" world to get closer to his roots in the "third world countries" . The Bank pioneered the movement relocating in western Africa (lagos) in early 2010, making a living playing weddings, hotels, eateries, corporate events and clubs.
The international Bankers' meeting was the band best paying gig, but in order to get the sought after cash an account was mandatory, within the next minute they needed an address, a stay permit and a tax number, progress just got to Africa. Ten minutes later they named themself "THE BANK, spent their last $ on a rusty mini van and hit the road until a snow storm stopped them in Incline Village (NV) where they settled  few days offering their service at a local studio to survive. It was a stormy night when they pressed record, "upper class" was born. Spring was knocking at the door, snow melt, birds whistle beautiful melodies but the van hit the road again. Few month later Bear Funk records  found the forgotten recordings and signed the Bank straight away, ready?

The Band :

Domenico Loparco : Bass Player with quite an impressive C.V. Frank Gambale, Billy Cobham, Greg Bissonette, Paul Gilbert, John Patitucci, Tito Puente, Ray Mantilla, Dave Garibaldi, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Paolo Fresu, Flavio Boltro, Enrico Rava, The Coors, Ivan Graziani, Lucio Dalla, Mingardi, Gianni Morandi, Ron, Celso Valli, Mauro Malavasi....

Emanuele Zullo : Guitar, is a well known teacher, worked in some of the best schools including the LA Music Academy, Toured Ireland and Uk with the irish band Eve Of Mind and Usa with the Blues Man Jeff Jones. Have been an official member of popluar Italian bands such as Free Jamm, Misero Spettacolo and The Garden Regge Boyz.

Francesco Brini : Drummer and Producer of The Bank. A member of Swayzak for the last 10 years, produces disco and house under the aliasess Frank Agrario & Pinktronix, In demand mastering engineer and producer, recently produced the Italian sensation "Lo Stato Sociale", "L'Officina della Camomilla" and Jeff Jone's album "be with you". Played with : Swayzak, Pete Doherty, Robert Smith, Lee Coombs, Jeff Jones...