" It is a gift to listen to you playing guitar"
Daniel Flors (Berklee Guitar Faculty)
Alessandro "AM Dandy" Meynardi, is Italian Musician, Guitarist, Composer and Producer based in Los Angeles, California.
His musical journey commenced in the quaint village of Mondovì, nestled in the embrace of North West Italy. At the tender age of nine, he embraced his first guitar, following his earlier dalliances with piano and cello. However, it was at the illustrious Conservatory "Ghedini" (Cuneo) and the Academy of Modern Music in Turin that his formal musical education took flight, and lead him to attend Berklee College of Music in 2017, eager for further knowledge and artistic exploration, he sought guidance from a plethora of notable mentors and luminaries, each adding their distinctive brushstroke to his creative canvas. The likes of Mick Goodrick, Daniele Gottardo, Bobby Stanton, Jim Kelly, David Tronzo, Tim Miller, Gianluca Ferro, Luca Allievi, and Marco Roagna, became the catalysts for his unwavering passion.
The tapestry of influences woven into his soul was diverse and rich, a confluence of legendary artists such as Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny, Guthrie Govan, Joe Satriani, Santana, and others. These maestros imprinted their essence onto his sound, allowing Dandy's musical expression to blossom in a kaleidoscope of genres.
As a solo artist, AM Dandy, AM Dandy & the Elements and Thunderpetz stand as the zenith of his artistry. Beyond these ventures, he immerses himself in an array of collaborations, both personal and remote, acting as a recording guitarist, composer, producer, arranger, and, on occasion, even as a singer and bass player.
His proficiency and versatility are not confined to the studio; they emanate vivaciously on live stages. As a solo artist, Band Leader for NBD, and a sought-after session musician, his melodies have graced numerous venues across Europe, Japan, and the USA. Notably, he has shared the stage with esteemed international artists such as Planet Funk, Steve Vai, Fates Warning, Arti&Mestieri, Doyle, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns, and others.
One of the defining moments of his career was the honor of serving as Lead Guitarist and Band Director in a momentous project with Berklee College of Music. A grand tribute to the legendary Frank Zappa, this memorial video live performance stands as a testament to his artistry and reverence for the greats who paved the way.
As an entrepreneur and visionary, AM Dandy stands as the founder and owner of Black Lotus Recording Studios, a sanctuary for creative minds, and Diamond Thunder Publishing, a conduit for the dissemination of musical brilliance.
In the City of Angels, where dreams take flight, AM Dandy continues to paint his musical opus, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of contemporary music. With each note he performs, he carries the legacy of his mentors and inspirations, adding his unique hues to the ever-evolving symphony of sound.