Today we’d like to introduce you to Dario Comuzzi.
Dario, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was born in Florence, Italy, grew up in Bologna (famous music city in northern Italy) in a family of professional musicians. I started playing guitar when I was 11 years old, taking private guitar lessons. At 16, I got my first laptop with Logic and Ableton Live and begun producing my own music. I started working in a studio recording guitars for Italian producer Frank Nemola when I was 17.
After touring with different bands around Italy, I moved to LA at the age of 21 to attend Musicians Institute. While studying, I was playing with many bands. I got to meet musicians and producers from all over the world and expand my network of people. Since then, I have been working with many artists of different genres and touring nationally and internationally. To name a few: Tori Kelly, Stereo Jane, Danity Kane, Andre Cymone, Alec Joseph, Anahita Skye, Tiffany Madadian and many more.
I also toured US with different musical productions such as Evita, Grease, American Idiot, Full Monty, Billy Elliott. In 2015 I scored an Amazon movie called “So, you want to be a gangster?”. I worked with producers and entrepreneurs Francesco Sondelli and Eddie Kramer on F-AudioLabs, a company that makes plug-ins and FXs pedals for live instruments. Since 2016 I took my production skills to the next level, and started composing music for networks like CBS, FOX, A&E & Nat Geo. My music has been featured in Gordon Ramsey’s shows, Undercover Boss, Queer Eye, Celebrity Watch Party and many more. I’m currently playing guitar and music directing artists, producing with a team called The Ceasars, and composing music for TV.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It was not a smooth road. Some things went smoother than others of course, but I would say that – being in this line of work is really competitive. I really had to step up my game and make my mistakes to be able to learn and grow. I definitely learned more from my mistakes than from my successes, especially in my first few years in LA.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I am a guitarist, music director, composer and producer. My first instrument is electric and acoustic guitar, but since I started producing and music directing bands, I spend my time also playing bass, keyboard and using my computer skills (very important in today’s music). I play mostly with Rock, R&B, Pop, Hip Hop and Blues artists/bands. I have my own studio with all my recording setup where I compose music for TV, produce artists and put together shows with sequences as music director.
I am proud of the super-talented musicians and singers I get to work with almost every day. I love the fact that I get to do different genres depending on the project I am working on. I have always wanted to play/produce different music and now I get to do that. There isn’t a genre I don’t enjoy. I like everything, from Rock to Classical, from Minimal to Electronic!
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I believe consistency brings you luck. Never stop, you will always find bad luck for different reasons, but consistency and learning will bring you luck and “success” (the way you see success is very personal). I see success as working and making a living out of what you like to do! I learn a lot from my friends/co-workers!