Ettore Chiavinato-Johnny Loda
Guitar, lead vocal
Guitar, lead vocal
Born Italian, he moved to Bangkok in 2014.
Ettore (stage name Johnny Loda) is a leading figure in the Italian 50’s scene and he’s considered one of the best rockabilly guitar players in Italy. Active since 1982, he has an intense live activity in Italy and abroad, getting great feedback from audience and critics.
Band leader of historical line ups of the Italian rock’n’roll scene, as Nervous Kid and The Thunderbolts (1982 – 1985), Rockin ‘Rebels (1987 – 1992), Silverjacks (1992 – 2001), Ace’s Trio (2001 – 2003) and Johnny Loda & the Echorecs (2003 – 2008), currently appears on stage brilliantly supported by his new band under the name of Johnny Loda Trio Bangkok
Johnny has cut several records with his former line ups and the last three, listed below, under the name of Johnny Loda
“That’s me!”, Containing 15 tracks, including several original compositions, recorded at the studios of the JCR Records of Montreux (CH) and distributed by Blue Lake Records always Montreux;
“Cool Tall Girl” features 17 songs, mostly original compositions, distributed by Part Records, Waldorf (D).
“Godforsaken Land” with the original line up of Johnny Loda Trio.
The new album was recorded, as the former one, by Johnny’s long date friend Luca Balboni (band leader of famous Italian bands like Jumpin’ Shoes, Broken Hearts, Love Bandits …); the mixing has been done by Rick Miller (Southern Culture on the Skids) at the Kudzu Ranch Studio, North Carolina (USA) and Mastered by Dave Harris at Studio B Mastering in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA).
The new cd is mainly composed of original songs, wrote and arranged by the band and it was printed, produced and distributed by Part Records (D).
Paolo Conselvan's interest in drums came from watching his father, a professional drummer. After taking some lessons from a famous drummer he soon founded a cover band - The Dark Station in his hometown Bassano del Grappa. Throughout the 80's, Paolo played in various bands covering different styles from R&B to Rock n roll. In 1999 Paolo joined I SERF, a rock n roll outfit that gained a lot of buzz from their live shows. After local success the band split only to resurface as an instrumental band Surfin' Criminals. They played many shows and recorded demos that got airplay in radio stations in US and Russia. Paolo relocated to Bangkok and is the rhythmic engine of the JLT with Kip Oxman.