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The Florentine Beatles


Local cover band animating Tuesday nights since 1994 returns to Dolce Zucchero


Everything is the same. The night, Tuesday, just as it has been for the past 20 years. The sound, because the instruments are the same, all ‘60s originals. The amplifiers, also original. The clothes, bought in England. Original, of course. But the most striking “same” is the hand: the left, the one that Dason Giglioli, leader and founder of the band, uses to play his bass. The left, exactly like Paul McCartney. And finally, the success the band has encountered in Florence over the last 20 years.


Vox Power was formed in 1993 when Mr Dason met Mr Fashian while they were both buying a guitar at a local store. They could not imagine in that moment that years later locals would stop them in the streets of Florence to congratulate them and have a chat with “the Beatles.”


The band comprises members Mr Fashian (guitar/John Lennon) who never likes to acknowledge when someone is right, even when they are; Mr Dason (bass/Paul), a perfectionist who always wants the song to sound like the original, so as not to go mad; Mr Nick (lead guitar/George), who pretends to be a guy from the 2000 but in fact got stuck in the ‘60s; and Mr Muffin (drums/Ringo) and his perennial smile.


The band has played regularly over the past 10 years, not just in Florence, where they have performed in several local bars and clubs including the Hard Rock Cafe and BeBop. They have toured regularly throughout Italy and, in 2005, the United States, and were also asked to make a DVD to teach people how to play the instruments as the Beatles once did.


The secret of this success is a simple one: a genuine passion for the Beatles, which can be perceived in any show. A passion that makes Dason and his crew pride themselves on being a cover band and give audiences the feeling of seeing the Beatles live through interactive shows that appeal to a vast audience ranging from young kids, particularly foreign students, to locals and expats of all ages.


Now they can be seen every Tuesday night at Dolce Zucchero, where you may get the same feeling of being at The Tavern in Liverpool in the early 1960s.

One of the most popular and sought after cover bands of Florence, “Vox Power” are never an act to dissapoint.

Playing everything from classic oldies to drug-induced hippie songs from The Beatles’ repertoire, Vox Power continue to perform shows at local bars and clubs in the city.


The band was formed over 20 years ago with 2 of the base band members meeting in 1993. They have played regularly for the past 10 years and have even toured in Italy and the United States. Vox Power has formed a cover band that stays popular and connected to an audience through passion of music. All 4 band members thoroughly enjoy performing the Beatles’ music and this is never understated in each performance.


Many people in the audience of a Vox Power performance are not relishing the show for their first time. The show is audience interactive and appeals to men and women of all ages. With Beatles’ classics such as “we can work it out” and “eight days a week,” the constant crowd has the chance to take a trip to the 60’s. The popularity of Vox Power has even meant being stopped on the streets of Florence for being recognised.


The band thanking their success to their ability to be as similar to the Beatles as possible. From Paul McCartney (Dason Giglioli) naturally being a left hand bass player to the costumes, stage and sound. They pride themselves on being a cover band that can give audiences the feeling of really seeing the Beatles live. Over the years, Vox Power has played in many local bars and clubs in Florence including The Hard Rock Cafe and BeBop.


Currently you can catch them every Tuesday night at Dolce Zucchero or at Jailhouse on the 8th of November or the Old School Pub on February the 13th. Don’t miss a great night out with one of Florence’s most popular nightlife destinations.


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