Singer: Nik Bergogni
Guitars: Mirko “Keffia” Caleffi
Bass: Pablo Chittolini
Keyboard: Ivan Chittolini
Drums: Helder Stefanini
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“The Criminal Chaos” is the name of the band formed by the singer Nik Bergogni and his friend, the bass player Pablo Chittolini, after more than twenty years of separate careers in top clubs and underground venues in Europe and the United States. A lot of effort went into recruiting the other members of the group, first the drummer Emanuele Castagneti, and soon after the guitarist Mirco Caleffi, known as “Keffia”.
The sound was immediately magic, loud and sophisticated, embracing also the electronic sound of Pablo’s brother Ivan Chittolini.
After a year of rehearsals in the recording studio and the release of the single Smalltown Boy – a cover of the famous Bronski Beat hit -, The Criminal Chaos performed a fun and engaging live show called “No 80’s dead!” with the best-known hits of the 1980s completely rearranged in rock style.
In 2017 The Criminal Chaos interrupted their live performances to concentrate entirely on the composition of new original songs.
After working for a year without interruption, the drummer Emanuele Castagneti decided during the pre-production phase not to continue with the band, leading to an inevitable change of line-up for the band.
The Criminal Chaos signed up the drummer Helder Stefanini, who had previously worked with the bass player Pablo in a project with the name “Chupacapra”.
A good feeling was immediately formed between all the members of the band.
During the pre-production phases and sessions in the recording studio, the band worked closely with the sound engineer Roberto Barillari, a top Italian professional who has taken care of and mixed the recorded sound of: Lucio Dalla, Negramaro, Gianmaria Testa, Samuele Bersani, Stadio, Paolo Conte, Zucchero, Francesco Guccini and many other big names.
Roberto’s extensive experience and professionalism enabled The Criminal Chaos to grow both from a sound and professional point of view.
Thanks to the partnership at the same time with Fabrizio Grossi – the Italo-American producer who’s worked with Steve Vai, Billy Gibbons/ZZ Top, Joe Bonamassa, Ice T, Dave Navarro, Steve Lukather and many other international artists -, the band released an album in 2018 with seven original tracks called “Surreal Reality”, subsequently mixed by Fabrizio Grossi in his recording studio in North Hollywood and mastered by Pete Doell at the Aftermaster Studios in California.
During the studio sessions the band worked with Fulvio Ferrari, arranger and composer, as well as Luca Carboni’s keyboard player, whose role has been fundamental for the composition of vocal harmonies, creating a dreamy psychedelic sound.
In August 2018 The Criminal Chaos, working together with the director Fabio Zedd Cavallo, filmed the videoclip of Eden in Tokyo, which was released together with the single on 27 September 2018.
In mid-November the band worked once again with the director Fabio Zedd Cavallo, filming the impressive videoclip of The Future, which was released on 6 December 2018, receiving over 40,000 views.
In June 2019 The Criminal Chaos signed an important contract with Divinazione, engaging Francesco Caprini as manager of the band and Franco Sainini as press office manager.
On March 21, 2019 the third single Light Vibrations is released with a lyric video.
In mid-September the band works again with director Fabio Zedd Cavallo, filming in Tokyo a second videoclip for the single Chemical days, which will be released on October 21, 2019, receiving over 70,000 views.
On November 4, 2019 the entire album called Surreal Reality was released containing 7 unreleased songs, including 4 singles released previously and 3 songs not released yet.
The band is currently involved in the performance of the album Surreal Reality in a brand new version.
Working together with Fulvio Ferrari, who has taken on the role of live director, and Giovanni Pigino, sound engineer, the band is performing a new version of Surreal Reality, i.e. an energetic and dreamy show, made up of rock sounds and purely electronic and psychedelic moments connecting each song with other completely unreleased musical moments.
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