SPERENZI ON TOUR
Sperenzi formed in the spring of 2013 in the small city of Innsbruck in the heart of the Austrian alps. Canadian singer and songwriter, Ryan MacGrath (vocals), was invited by Joe Auer (synths), Andi Liedl (bass), and Phil Hager (drums) to join them for a rehearsal. They had discovered MacGrath, who had recently moved to Austria, on the FM4 Radio website, and thought that he might be the replacement for their previous singer who had moved to London. The three bandmates and MacGrath hit it off immediately, and after that initial meeting they decided to begin working on new material together.
In 2014, after a successful production workshop with notable keyboardist and producer, Adam Holzman (Miles Davis’ musical director and son of Jac Holzman, founder of Elektra Records), Sperenzi began working on their first recording. They hired Canadian electronic artist, Aaron Collier (aka, Chandelier) to co-produce a six-song demo. The result of this collaboration was a group of songs that delved into the realm of electronic pop music, and started the band thinking about new approaches to their sound. Positive feedback from fans, peers and mentors fueled Sperenzi’s drive, and they began writing new material for what would become their first full-length album.
The first three quarters of 2015 saw the band writing and arranging songs in their less-than-glamorous rehearsal space in Wattens, a village just east of Innsbruck which is famous for being the home of the Swarovski crystal company. As Sperenzi mined and polished their new songs, they began searching for a producer who could help them glue together the sonic fruits of their labour. They met with Austrian producer and sound engineer, Andreas Freudenschuss, who convinced them that he was the right person for the job. In November of 2015, following extensive pre-production sessions, the band entered the recording studio with Freudenschuss, and started the recording process.
Over a period of approximately three months, Sperenzi recorded the tracks for their self-titled record at Clearsound Productions in Innsbruck. In the spring of 2016, the 11-song album was completed. Presently, the band is preparing for the release of the album in November of this year. They’ve shot a video for the first single, “Desire”, and will gradually unveil their eagerly-awaited creations in the coming months.