Gli Sportivi

Gli Sportivi

BandRockClassic Rock

Gli Sportivi, Italian 2 men band, guitar/vocals & drums Duo. Flaming Rock 'n roll, pure vintage sound, no tricks, no posers, all real vibes up your spine! We'll make your ears bleed and ask for more! We fire up the crowd like a napalm airstrike! Check us out!

Biography

Gli Sportivi, power rock’n roll duo since 2009. Influenced by the kings of r'n'r, Lorenzo Petri (guitar & vocals) and Nicola Zanetti (drums) have one goal: to push classic r’n' r toward a new dimension. Since they met they knew what they were made for: to create a “wild party” atmosphere at their shows. Inspired by John Lee Hooker, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and many more they started playing at parties in the Venice area and they soon reached the coolest clubs all over Italy. Thanks to their wild energy and growling vintage sound, in October 2010 they became part of one of the biggest booking agencies in Italy, Virus Concerti and their popularity grew even more, allowing the duo to play at many Italian Festivals. In 2012 their first single “Gimme Gimme Your Hand / Go Back”, available in a limited-edition flaming-red 7” Vinyl, became a cult collector’s item. In the same year they released their first LP “Black Sheep”; an all analog vintage sounding 8-track album mastered by Howie Weinberg (who worked with Nirvana, The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Brown, Bjork, Slayer, Pantera, Ramones, Jonny Cash, etc.) out on Flue Records, a division of Virus, available on iTunes. In the following months the album gained popularity thanks to the very positive rewiews. In 2013 on Valentine’s day, they released the “Crazy Love Collection” a 5-track EP recorded as a live in studio to re-create the fuel-injected atmosphere of their shows, celebrating love in all its rawest forms. The duo uses only vintage gear to get that warm and crispy sound that brings the listener back in time. Gli Sportivi are sponsored by LOBSTER (http://www.lobsterapparel.com/supporters), a famous clothing brand and event promoter.

Lyrics

I Feel ok (live in studio)

Written By: Lorenzo Petri

I can’t say if this is fake or real
And I just don’t know how I feel
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
But I’m damn sure that you are gonna love me….and I’m gonna love you too…
We’re gonna feel alright, I’m gonna feel alive

Feel alright! Feel alright! Feel alright! Feel alright!

Feel alright! Feel alright! Feel alright! Feel alright!

Feel all right right right right right right right!

I feel ok, I feel alright, you made my day so bright
I feel ok, I feel alright, I can’t afford your price….

I’m gonna feel alright, feel alright
I’ll make you feel alright, feel alright
I’m gonna feel alright, feel alright
I’ll make you feel alright, feel alright

Feel alright! Feel alright! Feel alright! Feel alright!

Feel all right right right right right right right!

I don’t remember how I felt in those days
Don’t know how I feel right now anyway
Bad feelings start coming away
A little pill that makes me feel this way

I’m gonna feel alright, feel alright
I’ll make you feel alright, feel alright
I’m gonna feel alright, feel alright
I’ll make you feel alright, feel alright

Feel alright! Feel alright! Feel alright! Feel alright!

Feel all right right right right right right right!

I'm going to Mexico

Written By: Lorenzo Petri

I got no job, I got no wife
I spend all my time just getting high
Must get stoned it’s what I feel
I wanna get so hi just like B-Real

I’m going so down you won’t see me around
Going so down my ass will get brown

I’m going to Mexico
I won’t surf like Charlie
I’m going to Mexico

Every morning I’ll get laid
I may not have what it takes
Doesn’t matter anyway

I’m going to Mexico
I won’t surf like Charlie
I’m going to Mexico

Gimme Gimme Your Hand

Written By: Lorenzo Petri

Sorry señorita, c’mon let’s be friends
Sorry little baby, I have a coin to spend
Sorry señorita, I got my heart to mend
Sorry little baby, let me hold your hand

Gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme your hand
Let me hold your hand

C’mon little baby, please don’t make me sad
C’mon little baby, please don’t turn your head
C’mon little baby, let’s sit on the back
C’mon little baby, gimme gimme your hand

Gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme your hand
Gimme gimme your hand

Gimme your hand, oh baby please be mine
Gimme your hand, you turn me on tonite
Gimme your hand, oh baby gimme your hand

Gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme your hand
Gimme gimme your hand

Gimme your hand.

Go Back

Written By: Lorenzo Petri

Spend your money on something you don’t need
Doing nothing but feeding your greed

Spend your time just waiting to get old
And you think it’s all under control

Waste your time doing something you’ve been told
And TV is your eye on the world

You’ve been hanging on strings like a puppet
Lalalalalalalalala

You wanna go back, you wanna go back, you wanna
You wanto to go back

You realize you’re a little too old now
What you’ve missed it will never come back

You should have started to think with your own head
Now you will never get your time back

You wanna go back, you wanna go back, you wanna
You want to go back

Mexicali Baby (Live in studio)

Written By: The Rio Rockers

Mexicali baby, you know I love you so, don't you know that I can't let you go 'couse I love you love you love you so much
I really really really really need your touch
Mexicali baby please be mine and everything is going to be fine.

Mexicali baby, you know I love you so, don't you know that I can't let you go 'couse I love you love you love you so much
I really really really really need your touch
Mexicali baby please be mine and everything will be so fine.

Discography

Gli Sportivi EP (2010 self-released)
Gimme gimme your hand / Go back, 7" (Flue Records 2012)
Black Sheep LP (Flue Records 2012)
Crazy Love Collection EP 12" (Flue Records 2013)

Set List

GUITAR AMPS:
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Twin Reverb + 2x15 Cabinet

DRUMS:
24" bass drum, 18" foor tom, maple 8" tall snare

VOCALS:
Delay unit