Violet Blend is an alternative Italian rock band from Florence, founded in 2014.
The band is made up by Giada Celeste Chelli (vocals and piano), Daniele Cristellon (guitar), Ferruccio Baroni (bass) and Michel Agostini (drums).
The first work “Venus EP” has been published in 2014 by Pirames International (Milan).
In June 2017 the Violet Blend played at the I-Days, the most important Italian rock festival, opening the Radiohead concert. I-Days 2017 saw the participation of Linkin Park, Green Day, Blink 182, Sum 41, Rancid.
2017 also saw the band engaged in a dense series of concerts in Italy and England with the ‘White Mask Tour’ (around 20 dates). The band also performed in support of Finley, The Bastards Sons of Dioniso and the British band Antimatter.
Violet Blend won the Brianza Rock Festival (2017), the Stage Diving Contest (2017), the Classic Rock Italia Contest (2017) and the ET – Music Record Award in Sanremo Rock (2019)
On February 1, 2018 ‘White Mask’ was released, Florence was invaded by thousands of masks with a purple V that created havoc and sensation throughout the city, attracting the attention of citizens and many national media, from Repubblica to Radio Freccia .
On February 10, 2018 the Violet Blend presented the album “White Mask” at the Viper Theater in Florence, from here the new “Burn Your Mask Tour” tour took them all over Italy, England and Wales, for a total of 30 dates half of which in the UK.
The band is now working on the second album.
The union of different musical genres, expressed by the definition of blend rock, puts beside a musical discourse directed from the opposition of the clarity of the piano to the scratch of the guitars, from the juxtaposition of incised and dissonant chords and from the unconfodible color of the voice that brings together the opposites in the crossover melodic lines with realistic texts.
The sound system, enhanced by frequent dynamic and rhythmic overhangs, leads along a winding path of feelings and confessions, orienting the listener towards ever new and varied atmospheres in each of the tracks.