New Album 'SMOKE' Out Now!
The meeting between Fabio and Lorenzo dates back a long time ago when OUT, the band of which Lorenzo was the singer, opened the concert for the Enrico Capuano band, of which Fabio was the guitarist.
At the end of the evening, the post-concert chatter triggered the musical spark between the two who immediately talked about doing some music together.
The friendship remained but the two followed different musical paths.
Lorenzo continues to play with various bands in the capital, in rock and rhythm 'n blues formations such as Out, Johnny & the Gozzillas and Blues preachers.
Fabio follows his career as a guitarist, Sound Engineer and producer, working on fifteen records in which he is credited, including those with the singer-songwriter Alice Pelle (keyboardist of Belladonna and Alex Britti) and the folk-singer Enrico Capuano.
In the meantime two other characters, important for our history, move on the Roman music scene: Emiliano Laglia and Cristiano Ruggiero.
For Emiliano, the beginning of high school coincides with the encounter with Rock, Blues, Metal and, above all, with the bass.
A few years later, partly by chance and partly by the prophet of his tenor uncle, he also started a few bands as a singer. But the main tool remains the bass.
His vocal harmonies are more passionate with his voice, he will try to introduce all his bands including those where they are not needed, and that will bring him to Rai as a chorister in 1997 and in 2002, as if the bands were not enough, in some companies of musicals that will also allow him to come across a certain Fabio Lanciotti, not without having missed a lot of recording activity, from the Akallabeth concept album of the Archangel project together with the likes of Damian Wilson (Threshold) and Zack Stevens (Savatage), working on the double album Macbeth Rock Opera, transposition on CD of the work written by Fabio Caliandro.
After the draw of the school bands, Cristiano Ruggiero, begins to get noticed in the Capitoline underground thanks to his militancy in the band Alternative Post Scriptum, which publishes several singles and two albums, produced by the Italian Simone Coen, one of the trusted technicians of the producer Bob Rock.
Cristiano soon became a professional drummer and, in addition to carrying on teaching and session man activities, he was also very active in the Roman H&H scene, he collaborated with several Roman bands such as Evidence, Cosmofrog and Graal and in Rock Opera Macbeth , where he meets the other half of the future rhythmic section of the Road Syndicate Emiliano Laglia.
All these experiences lead Fabio, Cristiano and Emiliano to start a band, trying from time to time various singers.
In September 2018, Lorenzo has a fair amount of written songs but without the right band to give his pieces the "right sound". At that point it is natural for him to sit down at the table with his friend and speak frankly: "Ok Fabio, you Emiliano and Cristiano are without a singer and songwriter and I need your sound, let's see what happens?" Here is finally the "right sound":
A Hard Rock with strong references to the Blues. The sound of Kiss, Iron Maiden, AcDc and Deep Purple, merges with that of Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Bob Seger and Rolling stones ... the Sound of ROAD SYNDICATE
The band's activity was immediately characterized by a huge amount of performances at various clubs in Rome and the Province, with flattering feedback from the public and critics.
Sunday 16 February 2020, the Kill Joy, historic and important club in Rome, which has bet so much on the Road Syndicate, hosted the Release Party of SMOKE, the band's first CD, entirely self-produced and edited in collaboration with Orange Park Records, Kill Joy Reloaded and Stirred Zone Agency.