Freddie “Cannonball” Albertoni is a Swiss bass player who has been on the Swiss-Italian blues scene for 15 years. He was the founder of a renowned local blues/rock band called The Flag and for many years a bass player for legendary Swiss bluesman Bat Battiston. In summer 2018, Federico Albertoni decides to take the frontman role, to start singing and to form his own 100% blues band: Freddie & The Cannonballs.

 

The experienced and talented musicians who joined his sexted are his musical brother Mad Mantello (guitar), drummer Roberto Panzeri, Cristiano Arcioni (organ) and saxophone player Nigel Casey and Olmo Antezana. Having a small (but powerful) horn section allows Freddie’s band to have the swinging sound of the blues of the 50s and to combine it with modern sounds too.

 

The band’s repertoire features many original songs as well as a substantial tribute to Jimmie Vaughan. The band’s first record, i.e. an EP entitled F which features four original songs, came out in May 2019.

 

Formation
Freddie Albertoni - bass, vocals

Mad Mantello - guitar

Roberto Panzeri - drums

Chris Arcioni - organ

Nigel Casey - sax

Olmo Antezana - sax

 

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