Patagonia-born Ale Torriggino grew up between two worlds: one his family’s deep ties to the ‘Trova Rosarina’ music; the other the years he spent soaking up American music in the small town of Fiske Menuco.
His raw guitar skills, subtle arrangements, and nature-inspired songwriting have landed him opportunities in North America and Europe, garnering positive reviews from music blogs such as The Rock&Roll Report, SweptMedia, All About Jazz, Divide and Conquer and Muzikalia.
Ale started his career early, crafting his skills in both drums and guitar when he was in high school. He began writing short stories and poems at this age, which later turned into his first songs. The Patagonia landscape became the backbone of his songwriting style. Since then, he’s gone on to release two albums, “Sureste” (2016) and “Blue Light” (2017).
His music weaves between hard-hitting songs that touch on global concerns like the war in Middle East (“Waiting for the war to come,” “The Healer”) and more personal narratives speaking to life and love from a distant place (“Roca, “Largo y Triste Adiós”). “Sureste” gained high praises from music webzines worldwide and sent Ale on an 3-month touring journey from Argentina to the US.
Ale is currently working on his side project "Flying Carpets", an americana rock duo with his long-time producer Gonzalo Esteybar. The duo is carrying out a project titled “Weekly Songs”, which consist in writing, producing and recording a new song every week for a year. Each recording is released as a music video to the band’s YouTube channel. Last september, the duo released their first LP, “How To Make It In The Industry”, which compiles the first 14 weekly songs. The album can be found in digital stores and streaming services.
Aside from his work as a musician, Ale graduated from Film School in 2014 and currently works as a Director and Sound Designer for independent films, web series and music videos. Some of his work can be found here.
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The city of Rosario, Argentina is home to singer-songwriter Ale Torriggino . Within the town of Rosario, Torriggino and other musicians seem to be very influenced by music that would be considered oldies here in the United States. Because of that, the original music created by Ale has a definite retro feel to it.
Alejandro Torriggino: Blue Light jazz review by Sacha O'Grady, published on October 14, 2017. Find thousands reviews at All About Jazz!
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