Stephano Frollano was born in Rome on 26th July 1962. He began playing classical guitar at the age of 13 and after two years left school to devote his time to rock music.
Following his first “teenage” band called “Simbiosi”, and a series of performances with Fabio Landi, in 1983 he started playing at the same time with both Karma, a Roman Sixties Revival Group as well as a rock-cover blues group Skydog (Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, SRV,R.Cray, Dire Straits, N.Young etc.). The group was made up of Giancarlo Guidoni on drums, already a session-player and musician with numerous Italian artists; Pino Casale on base and Gianfranco Orlandi on guitar.
Frollano has to his credit played with other Italian musicians including vocalist Andrea Satta and pianist Angelo Pelini (who founded the “Tetes de Bois” in the early ‘90s) in the group called “Charleston”; moreover he was the opening act for concerts of U.S. Singer-songwriters (Joe Henry) and sang and played live with Crosby, Stills and Nash in 1992.
His love for West Coast music led him in the mid ‘80s to found the “Blue Flares”, a group in which, among others, also played Joe Slomp (vocalist and keyboard), Marco Martella (vocalist and writer of lyrics for some of Frollano’s songs) and Francesco Lucarelli (guitar and vocalist). With Lucarelli, he performed on a host of occasions in Rome clubs.
On June 2006 Stefano has released his own first cd with original numbers for the American and Italian market. Among those who have so far played in the recordings, which were made in both Italy and the United States, are Jeff Pevar (guitar, lap steel, mandolin, currently with CPR and previously with Ray Charles, Rickie Lee Jones, Crosby and Nash, Joe Cocker, Marc Cohn, CSN and several others), James Raymond from CPR and CSN bands on keyboards, while Italian guests include Ada Montellanico (unique jazz singer/song writer), Marco Vannozzi (former bass guitar player with Strada Aperta and Antonello Venditti), Marco Campanari (bass player with “Latte e I Suoi Derivati), Ruggero Artale from World Percussion (percussionist), Francesco Lo Cascio on vibraphone, Walter Detond on drums from Roberto Ciotti Blues Band. Other female singers appearing on these tracks are Gabriella Paravati (outstanding performer of a number of Italian singer/songwriter works, live and in the studio) Francesca Mora who today plays on keyboard and sings with Waterfall, an Italian West Coast music cover group and Francesca Fagioli with her own celestial voice.