We had the good fortune of connecting with Alessandro (AM Dandy) Meynardi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alessandro (AM Dandy), why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Simply because I truly believe that a critical point of being happy and satisfied in life is to make your biggest passion your job. You wouldn’t even feel like you’re working! More specifically in my case though, I really feel the need of artistically express myself. It happened to be through music, because of my childhood experiences, but it could be with anything else art related.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am still a young, rising artist, but I can say that despite it is not an easy life at all, it is extremely fulfilling and fun. After a few months we graduated from Berklee, me and the guys in my projects ended up living together in Los Angeles, sharing every daily moment of music, producing, recording, jamming and performing (obviously in streaming). Still a lot to do, but we are bless to be able to live this life.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
As a musician, and as a “Rockero” I would say first of all Hollywood, focusing on the historic venues that since the Eighties are making Los Angeles the city that is today. Though, I love places like Malibu, Griffith and all those locations where you are immersed in the nature. We live in Sherman Oaks and I feel is more than fair to mention it as a very nice, peaceful, “strategic” area.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
All my Family, my crews (The Elements; Thunderpetz and the Nuys Guys), my mentors at Berklee (Mick Goodrick, Dave Tronzo, Tim Miller, Bobby Stanton, Kim Perlak, Jim Kelly, etc) and outside (Daniele Gottardo, Gianluca Ferro, Luca Allievi, Marco Roagna, etc) and my music heroes (Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Guthrie Govan, Pat Metheny, Joe Satriani, Carlos Santana, etc)
Michael Lee; Regina Crisosto; Berklee College of Music