A life spent making music... The man behind several hits.
Roberto Festari (a.k.a. Nick Festari) started to study piano at 9 years old. When he was 16, he became one of the organists of his parish. It was there that he took his first steps accompanying a talented choir during the liturgical celebrations and performances. In that period, Nick met the 2 people who would believe in him, and together they have been writing some of the best Eurobeats hits for years.
In 1986 he started a cover band with some friends where he has been playing keyboards for about 2 years. In 1987, the musicians and Live Music Studio owners Claudio Accatino & Federico Rimonti began to work with the well-known dance producer Mark Farina. Nick Festari started to cooperate with them playing some arrangements and rhythmic, progressively improving his studio work skills. In the meantime, he became a member of a band and Gospel/Christian rock choir that performed in some churches and small local theaters. In addition, he participated in various song contests as writer, winning the last edition in 1992. In the same year, Accatino & Rimonti joined Time Records (a famous Italian dance label) and proposed to Nick to write new melodies for the Japanese audience.
Two years later, Claudio and Federico started their own label, “HI-NRG ATTACK”, where Festari was involved in writing almost 800 songs in about 20 years, also arranging and often singing these tracks behind many aliases with his own particular style. These songs have been long appreciated by the Japanese fans and a good part of the world that love eurobeat and Italo-dance. At the end of 2012, Nick considered the chance to undertake a solo career and began to write a voice/piano pop-ballad. Once finished, he took some months to make a hard decision, and in summer 2013 he took a chance and left eurobeat, dance scenes and HI-NRG ATTACK that gave many satisfactions and professional skills to him. Now Nick Festari dives into pop music trying to reach for a totally new audience with his own style so appreciated in his former path.
In 2016 Nick Festari went back to the Eurobeat scenes by creating a partnership with his old friend Roberto Gabrielli.
Together they became producers under DMI label and wrote some gems very appreciated by the eurobeat fans.
In the early 2018, Nick preferred a solo career again, but this time dedicating all his efforts to produce a very familiar genre for him by returning to that kind of music that gave him so much in the past: the eurobeat itself.
Instruments:Keyboards, guitar, drums
Labels:Time Records (together with Accatino & Rimonti. 1992-93), Hi-NRG Attack (Accatino & Rimonti new label. 1994-2013), NickTheBeat Music (since 2018)
Interests:ICT, "DC Comics" comic books, superhero movies, action movies and all the good-plot ones.