Debut ALBUM

SECRET GARDEN

The beginning of Secret Garden's construction took place in Italy, 2017;  and it is AM Dandy's debut Solo album,

"Secret Garden talks about me. It  perfectly defines the shape of my soul. Every track is the description of a moment I lived in this last few of years.

Some of them are very old, I composed Pro Logos at 16, but I needed a super ensemble to make it happen. Fortunately I arrived at Berklee, I took the best bass player; best drummer; best piano players in the college and  some very interesting and talented guests. And the magic happened!"

                                                                                                               AM Dandy

 

Thirteen tracks and three Bonus Tracks, some of them recorded live, others from all around the world, from Italy to Scotland, from Australia to South Korea. But with a magic place in common: Boston.  

All the compositions have been written and arranged by AM Dandy.

Here is the track list and the people that recorded or made this work happen in some way

 

 

1. Pro Logos

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Lorenzo "Stif" Meynardi: Drums

Donghwan Seo: Synth

Riccardo Belletti: Piano 

2. Modern Urban Midnight 

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Riccardo Belletti: Piano & Keyboards  

3. Golden Dew

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Riccardo Belletti: Piano & Keyboards  

4. Echoes From the Sun

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Donghwan Seo: Synth & Organ

Riccardo Belletti: Piano & Rhodes  

Alexis Soto: Percussions  

5. 346 Beacon Street Boston

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Donghwan Seo: Synth & Piano

Riccardo Belletti: Piano & Keyboards  

6. Make It Happen

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Donghwan Seo: Synth; Rhodes & Piano

7. Earth Sacrifice

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Donghwan Seo: Synth & Keyboards 

8. Passion Machine

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Donghwan Seo: Synth 

Riccardo Belletti: Piano & Keyboards

Alexis Soto: Percussions  

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. The Best Way to Leave Someone

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Regina Crisosto Jequier: Vocals & Vocal Arrangemets

Pedro Lobato Gomez: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Kento Tsubosaka: Piano  

Donghwan Seo: Organ 

10. I Believe I Can Find You

 

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars; Bass; Vocals

Federico Meynardi: Rhodes

Lorenzo "Stif" Meynardi: Flute

Regina Crisosto Jequier: Vocals & Vocal Arrangemets 

11. Capriccio

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars; Synth

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Lorenzo "Stif" Meynardi: Drums

Riccardo Belletti: Piano; Keyboards

 

12. Sexplosion

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Donghwan Seo: Synth & Organ

13. Barockgesang

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars; Synth

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Lorenzo "Stif" Meynardi: Drums

Bonus Tracks

14. Baby, I Love Your Way (Peter Frampton's Cover)

AM Dandy: Arranger; Guitars; Synths 

15. Eva's Song

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars; Synth

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Alexis Soto: Percussions  

16. Tu, Paradiso

AM Dandy: Author; Arranger; Guitars; Synth

Jack Schwenke: Bass

Euan Leslie: Drums

Santiago Galeano: Piano

 

Produced by Alessandro Meynardi (AM Dandy); Supported by Maddalena Catalano & Federico MeynardiEngineered by Alessandro Meynardi (AM Dandy), Enoch Cheng and Valeria Corso (percussions on "Passion Machine"; "Echoes from the Sun" and "Eva's Song");  Mixed by Andres Gonzalez Cardona; Mastered by Camilo Silva; Album Cover by Alessandro Meynardi (AM Dandy); Cover Editing by Leo Garelli (037Studio)

The A.M. Dandy Group

"The first time I played some "Secret Garden"'s tunes, the album didn't even exist. We had some gigs in Tokyo (2012) and we performed tracks like Pro Logos and Modern Urban Midnight. At the time they sounded pretty different and especially slower. The first band I performed almost all the album's songs is the one that recorded the album itself.

Euan Leslie (Dumfries, Scotland) at drums; Jack Schwanke (Camberra) at Bass; Riccardo Belletti (Milan, Italy) at Piano and Donghwan Seo (Seul, South Korea) at Synth and Keyboard. That badass band became the AM Dandy Group"

AM Dandy

A real "world" group, with musicians from all over the world, all based in Boston, Berklee College of Music students. The original line up had Eung "G" Youn at rhythm guitar.

All the tunes are composed and arranged by AM Dandy, but each musician of the Group contributes to the general flow, adding a small but unbelievably fundamental component of a different background and experience.

A.M. Dandy & The Elements

 

In December 2019 the AM Dandy Group changed name, becoming AM DANDY & THE ELEMENTS.

Today's line up is the same, but with Jason Park (South Korea) and Riccardo Gresino (Italy)  at Keyboards, Piano and Synth. 

AM Dandy & the Elements performed on the Live Album "One Last Time at Berklee. Live @ 939 Red Room", out in early summer 2020 and on the second AM Dandy's Solo Album (late 2020).

WALKING ON CLOUDS 

AM Dandy (Alessandro Meynardi) - Author; Guitar

The Elements - Jason Park (Piano); Euan Leslie (Drums); Jack Schwenke (Bass)

Samuel Cerra - Marimba

Mixing and Mastering - Ricky Bonazza

THE GANG OF 56 QUEENSBERRY

AM Dandy (Alessandro Meynardi) - Author; Guitar

The Elements - Jason Park and Riccardo Gresino (Keyboards); Euan Leslie                                         (Drums); Jack Schwenke (Bass)

OGI (Ognjen Gotovcevic) - Saxophone

Mixing and Mastering - Ricky Bonazza

 

A.M. Dandy and guests 

I COULDN'T (Tribute to Kobe & Gigi)

AM Dandy (Alessandro Meynardi) - Author; Guitar

Jason Park - Piano

Jack Schwenke - Bass

Mixing and Mastering - Andres Gonzalez-Cardona

ἔραμαι (Eramai)

AM Dandy (Alessandro Meynardi) - Author; Guitar; Synth (in "Piccola Peste" and "Chemical Lover"); Producer

Stif Lo - Drums ("Piccola Peste" and "Chemical Lover")

Giovanni Fortunato - Drums ("Petite Parisienne")

Pedro Lobato - Bass ("Piccola Peste" and "Petite Parisienne")

Jason Park - Piano ("Piccola Peste")

Ricky Bonazza - Bass and co-producer ("Chemical Lover")

Mixing and Mastering - Ricky Bonazza