"Unique singer and artist Andrea Pizzo leads audiences through this brand new EP of originals with a powerfully unusual and expressive voice, and a brilliant fusion of classic rock energy and spacious intimacy."
- StereoStickMan -
The Purple Mice is a group of different artists who started to work together in a musical project around Andrea Pizzo’s voice and his idea to create a concept album about the Universe and some human deepest dreams.
POTATOES ON MARS: The project
In 2019 Andrea and Raffaella decided to gather their different natures in a common expressive project, in which they cooperate writing lyrics and music, singing and making videos. This challenge allows Andrea to conjugate both his passions, singing and stars, creating and experiencing different musical styles in a multiple project: an album of songs dedicated to planets and space explorations. It also allows Raffaella to create something new, giving voice to some of her verses and form to her creativity in a very satisfactory experience.
Musical competence, experience and artistic skills of Riccardo Morello and Roberto Tiranti give songs a deep and vibrant life, always amazing.
THE PURPLE MICE - Group members’ biographies
Andrea Pizzo was born in Albenga (SV) in 1977. He grew-up close to nature and has always been interested in science and astronomy. He likes watching science-fiction movies but his greatest passion is
music. He loves singing. He graduated in physics from University of Genova and he works as a software engineer.
He is the music composer and the voice of The Purple Mice’s songs.
Raffaella Turbino was born in Chiavari (GE) in 1977. She spent her childhood near the seaside where she developed her passion for adventures and exploration. She loves open air sports, simple life and nature. She also loves reading, writing, drawing and handmade creations. She graduated in Humanities from University of Genova and works as a teacher.
She writes the lyrics and create drawings and paintings making songs’ videos.
Andrea and Raffaella are married and live in Genova with their daughter Maria Elena, who also helps to make real their artistic projects.
Riccardo Morello lives in Genova where he works as a composer and vocal coach.
He’s involved in many musical projects, and he’s the singer of Il Segno del Comando, a band with a jazz-rock-prog-dark-soundtrack approach that started in Genova in 1995.
He composes melodies and plays keyboard for The Purpe Mice’s songs.
Roberto Tiranti is a professional artist since many years with a lot of experiences and a great music career. He’s the lead singer and bassist of Heavy/Power Italian Metal band Labyrinth.
On his repertory there are many cooperation with many other band, like Ken Hensley & Live Fire, Wonderworld, Mangala Vallis, New Trolls and many more.
He has also released a solo album, Sapere Aspettare and singed on some Film and Theatre Operas Soundtracks (Excalibur III - The Origins, I dieci comandamenti).
He plays all the instruments and makes musical arrangements of all The Purple Mice’s songs.