Diego Sandrin

Diego Sandrin

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Slow, deep, profound folk. The singer songwriter you've always wanted to listen to. Diego Sandrin, his guitar, his voice, can lead you through those inner channels, paths and corners that constitute our emotional architecture.

Biography

Venice – Baton Rouge – Los Angeles and back.

Diego Sandrin is a poet, a songwriter, a bewitching voice and somebody that made music the center of his life. These are the routes he travelled.

Born in Venice, Diego turned down a professional soccer player contract and created a punk band, Ice and the Iced, and got a record contract. They were 18 or so and he had to forget about his dream, almost come true, because of compulsory military service.

He made his way to the States, landing first in Baton Rouge where he was taken with delta jazz and blues. Sandrin returned to Italy and formed Sentemo Records—a jazz label—before realizing that he was spending so much time on the business side of the recording studio glass that he was ignoring his creativity.

Sandrin sold Sentemo and once again returned to the U.S. for inspiration—this time landing in Los Angeles, where his first band included an all-female quarted. He played in all the best venues in LA and got his big stateside break when Lisa Marie Presley literally grabbed him off a stage and co-wrote a song, “Gone,” which appeared on her To Whom It May Concern album, which would sell over 900,000 copies.

Diego left the States to return to his home town, to venetian mists and his primal inspiration. There he wrote and recorded his latest album A Fine Between Addictions. His highschool friend, a famous Italian comic strip designer and movie director Romeo Toffanetti, produced and arranged the record. Diego wanted to add to his music a visual depth and critics say the result of these two artistic talents meeting and melting is amazing.

Lyrics

Bad Graces

Written By: Diego Sandrin

I'm gonna drawn my lungs in water I'm gonna dive right through this pain and everytime it rains I'm gonna send these clouds your way I want you to stay. I am gonna go to California I'm gonna throw these boks away I'm gonna be someone some dayhave people in my wayi want you to stay. I drive by your house all the time when you can't see me I rape your mind. Your mother says you're strong but I know she's wrong and it won't be long. I want everything around you inside me forever. I'm gonna make a million dollars I'm gonna throw it in your face and when you'll start to miss me and you want to know about me read it in the magazine. I drive by your house all the time when you can't see me I rape your mind.Your mother says your gone but I know she's wrong and it won't be long. I drive by your house all the tme when you can't see me I rape your mind. Your mother says you're strong but I know she's wrong and it won't be long. I want everything around you inside me forever.

My American Friends

Written By: Diego Sandrin

I have fallen again,
it's this god awful pain,
I wrote "trouble" on your wall
and its alright to cast me out
love is the king
you see, I'm still the same
you know I'm gonna win,
and its alright to cast me out
all I can be is this hole that you see
and I'm over your pitiful wall
everytime that I bleed you're all over me
till I'm finally out of control
but had I become who you wanted
you'd be here now
and you would just introduce me to your daughter
and you'd let her drown in my fountain of love
yeah, your god must be a banker, and accounted,
a brand on your shoes
I'm strung out again
it's this god awful wind
I wrote "motherfucker" on your wall
and I can't wait till you cast me out
your love is a shame and though I'm still the same
you know, my American friends, it's about time you cast me out.

Discography

The Carlotta songs - LP
Ten songs in the key of madness - LP
A Fine Day Between Addictions - LP
single - Gone - Lisa Marie Presley (coauthor) - To Whom it may Concern - LP